Camping Holidays in Ardèche and Auvergne

Towns & Villages of Ardèche and Auvergne

Aubenas art

Aubenas

This is known locally as the Art and History City and its packed full of fine buildings, a beautiful 17th century cathedral and the Chateau d’Aubenas with its collection of fine art.

Avignon

Avignon

This is a truly majestic town, complete with massive ramparts, cobbled streets, a 14th Palais des Papes and of course a bridge. It’s a great place for painting and sketching if you fancy following in the footsteps of Picasso and other masters.

Conques

Conques

Situated where the Rivers Dourdou and Ouche meet, this was a popular resting place for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostelo.

Espalion

Espalion

Espalion’s charming balconied houses look out over the River Lot. Once the centre of the leather tanning industry, the town is now much more fragrant! Explore the 14th century chateau with its views across the highlands, local museum and quaint shops and restaurants.

Estaing

Estaing

Cross the arched Gothic bridge into one of the most beautiful medieval villages in France. There’s a gorgeous 16th century chateau and a church said to house the remains of the village’s patron saint St Fleuret, whose life is celebrated in July.

Lyon

Lyon

This is one of France’s greatest cities and a UNESCO World Heritage site so you’ll find plenty to admire as you spend your day exploring. It is also has a well-deserved reputation for world class gastronomy - so prepare yourself for a treat.

Montélimar nougat

Montélimar

This beautiful market town has an impressive chateau - and lots of lots of delicious almond nougat. Just make sure you don’t eat it all before you get home.

Orange

Orange

Steeped in ancient history, Orange has a magnificent Roman triumphal arch and a well reserved Roman theatre that’s still in use today.

Roquefort

Roquefort

Find out more about one of the world’s favourite cheese as you follow the production journey from goats’ milk through caves and cellars to the finished blue veined masterpiece – don’t forget to bring some crackers.

Saint-Étienne

Saint-Étienne

Transformed from a grim, industrial town into a vibrant centre for the arts, Saint-Étienne has an excellent Museum of Modern Art and a lively downtown for a great night out.

St Flour

St Flour

A quaint market town with narrow, quirky streets, a gothic cathedral and a postal museum and cheese making museum!

Uzès

Uzès

With streets too narrow for coaches and buses, this is the ideal place to explore on foot. There are plenty of squares with pavement cafes to rest your legs along the way. The Saturday market, in the Place aux Herbes, is indeed a great place for herbs!