Map & Travel Options

The map shows the main locations used by Experience Ardeche and you can use it to get directions from wherever you are travelling from.

Select the location required, whether that is the start location for the river trip or one of the accommodation options available.

In the tab which will appear on your left, click the arrow icon  . This will take you directly to google maps where you can enter your location and get detailed directions for your journey along with travel times.


Travel by Plane

A number of direct flights are available.

Flybe go to Avignon from Southampton, Exeter and Birmingham.

Ryan air fly to Nimes & Marseille from London Stansted,  Luton and Edinburgh.

EasyJet fly to Montpellier from London Gatwick and Luton and Marseille form London Gatwick, Luton, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow.

A great website to see all flights available from multiple airports is the Skyscanner website.


Travel by Train

Quick, green and arrive in Montelimar, Avignon or Nimes.

Trains are available from London via Paris or Lille and cost as little as £109pp. (Total travel time approx. 6-7 hrs).

For tickets visit the SNCF website.

Alternatively you can visit Trainline for train/bus journeys direct to Vallon Pont d’Arc.


Travel by Car

Have the freedom to explore on your journey (about 10 hours from Calais).

Driving down gives you the ability to bring as much with you as you like (and take back a little more duty free?) and also to discover local villages in and around the Ardeche Gorge at your leisure.

You can get detailed directions and travel times from the map above or via the route planner at the AA website. For more information regarding driving in France see the RAC website.

For good ferry prices visit Ferrysavers website.

Car Hire

If you are arriving by train or plane then it is likely that you will require some transport to get yourself to the Gorges de l’Ardeche. In order to best experience the region (visit local villages, drive down the gorge road for spectacular viewpoints, visit the amazing Chauvet cave exhibition etc) we recommend that you have some transport because public transport is very limited.

Rhino Car Hire logoWe have negotiated preferential rates with Rhino Car Hire , quote ‘Ardeche’ when making an enquiry and you’ll get up to 10% discount on their standard prices. You will need to contact Rhino Car Hire via the live chat, telephone or email and quote ‘Ardeche’ to receive the discount.