The 5 best vacation villages in Ardèche

Villages vacances Ardèche : Village Huttopia Sud Ardèche

Find the best vacation villages in the Ardèche to visit this sublime, unspoilt department!

The Ardèche department, through which the river of the same name flows, is both a rural and tourist area. It can be divided into four main areas: Ardèche méridionale, Cévennes ardéchoises, montagne ardéchoise and pays d’Aubenas.

Each of them offers superb landscapes and unmissable historical and heritage sites. A stay in one of the best vacation villages in the Ardèche means rediscovering the authenticity of a region full of character!

Whatever the season, Generation Voyage presents its selection of must-see addresses. Which one will convince you to book a well-deserved break?

1. Casteljau Club – Lou Castel

Villages vacances Ardèche : Lou Castel

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  • Brand: Belambra
  • Destination: Casteljau, Ardèche
  • Budget: €€€
  • The village’s assets: its exceptional setting and medieval architecture

In the south of the Ardèche, in the heart of a ten-hectare estate between rivers and forest, nestles this entirely pedestrianized club. Off-center, Casteljau Club stands out for its medieval architecture: a 13th-century château serves as the club’s residence!

All units are fully equipped for your comfort, and feature a terrace or balcony. The lovely swimming pool and sports fields will give you plenty to do. Canyoning, mountain biking, climbing, horse riding and even paragliding are all on the agenda!

If you’d like to get away from the ten hectares of this Ardèche vacation village, we invite you to discover some pretty hamlets full of character. Les Vans, Berrias, Banne, Balazuc and Thines are among the most beautiful in the region, and make great family outings in the sunshine! See this vacation village

2. Chambonas Résidence – Les Vans

Les Vans

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  • Brand: Belambra
  • Destination: Chambonas, Ardèche
  • Budget: €€€€
  • The village’s rustic charm

Who would have thought that in the heart of the Chassezac Gorge region would be one of the best vacation villages in the Ardèche? Set in three hectares of wooded parkland, forty semi-detached units with private terraces welcome holidaymakers in search of nature.

In fact, these little stone cottages are fitted out with everything the whole family needs. Young and old alike will be enchanted by the many possibilities for excursions.

On the menu: potholing, climbing, fishing, canyoning… And there’s easy access to numerous signposted hiking trails in the heart of the Ardèche and Chassezac gorges. The Cévennes National Park is not far away either.

For a magical outing, discover the hanging gardens of Labeaume, a sumptuous medieval village. One of the seven wonders of the Ardèche world, without a doubt! See this vacation village

3. Village Le Rouret

Villages vacances Ardèche : Village Le Rouret

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  • Brand: Pierre & Vacances
  • Destination: Grospierres, Ardèche
  • Budget: €€€€
  • Village plus: the beautiful equestrian center

The vacation village of Le Rouret is located in the heart of the mountains, on a private 80-hectare estate. Yes, there’s plenty of room here!

In addition to the superb aquatic area with no less than four pools, you can also enjoy the lush green banks of the river. During the summer season, white-water activities include canyoning, canoeing, kayaking and rafting. You can also take up horse-riding in the company of enthusiastic instructors, and there’s even a bowling alley.

The village, with its colorful buildings, has a distinctly Provencal atmosphere. A special mention goes to the restaurant, which serves succulent regional dishes! Nearby, we were seduced by the hilltop village ofAlba-la-Romaine. It dates back to Antiquity and its remains can be admired in a fascinating archaeological site.

Younger visitors will appreciate the collections of artifacts from Roman times. Adults, meanwhile, can stop off at the vineyard to taste the classified growths for which the area is famous. Cheers! See this vacation village

4. Les Hauts de Salavas

Les Hauts de Salavas

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  • Brand: Odalys
  • Destination: Salavas, Ardèche
  • Budget: €€€
  • Village advantages: close to Vallon-Pont-d’Arc

The Odalys des Hauts de Salavas residence is your guarantee of a successful vacation in two- or three-bedroom apartments with terrace or balcony. If it’s one of the best vacation villages in the Ardèche, it’s partly because of the remarkable comfort of the apartments and the quality of the hotel services.

There’s a lovely outdoor pool with waterslides, and sports fields to keep you active. And kids won’t be left out in the cold, either, with our summer entertainment program!

Located close to the natural site of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc (the gateway to the Ardèche Gorges) and the Grotte Chauvet, we recommend a family getaway. For example, you could try a trip down the Ardèche, which is fun and easy to do? Over one or two days, it’s a must-do in the area! See this vacation village

5. Village Huttopia Sud Ardèche

Villages vacances Ardèche : Village Huttopia Sud Ardèche

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  • Brand : Huttopia
  • Destination: Vagnas, Ardèche
  • Budget: €€€€
  • The village’s plus: atypical housing

Welcome to the Huttopia Sud Ardèche Village in Vagnas. Its rustic character sets it apart: here, you’ll stay in trapper tents or cosy chalets with an authentic feel. Don’t worry, these rentals are equipped with a kitchenette and all the comforts you need for your stay.

Featuring an aquatic area that’s sure to please young and old alike, there are also plenty of mountain bike trails nearby. And just in time, electric bikes are available for your use! Good news for our four-legged friends: pets are allowed on site. But the main reason why this is one of the best vacation villages in the Ardèche is because of its spa and wellness areas with sauna and whirlpool baths.

It’s also for its proximity to the villages of Montclus (one of the most beautiful in France), Aiguèze and Vinezac. These jewels of France’s national heritage can be visited all summer long. Another popular destination is the nearby Goule de Foussoubie chasm. An opportunity to put on your boots and enjoy a family hike in the forest, what do you think? See this vacation village