Camping holidays to Ardeche / Lozere in France and maybe stay at Camping Les Ranchisses? If you choose the here or the Lozère as your Camping holiday destination then you have chosen two of the most beautiful parts of France.The journey here is breathtakingly beautiful.....
The countryside here is stunning wherever you go. So if you like natural surroundings and countryside then you cannot go wrong with a camping holiday in the Ardèche or Lozère.
Rivers and Mountains
This stunning place was named after the River Ardèche. The source of the river starts at 1400 metres. Famous places of interest where created by nature at the River Ardèche like the Arch bridge (Pont d’Arc) and the famous Caves of Chauvet Pont d’Arc, discovered in 1994, where they have found the oldest cave drawings. So when on holiday in Ardèche then this is definitely a place to visit, as is the regional Nature Park Monts d’Ardèche, set in between chestnut trees, wild rivers and mountainous landscapes.
More nature in Ardèche/Lozère
A visit to the natural area of Cevennen with the Cevennen Nature Park, or the stalagmite caves L’Aven armand and the Caves of Dargilan.
If you want to go on a city tour in Ardèche/Lozère, then we recommend the capital of Mende. In the old city centre you’ll find Saint-Privat Cathedral dated from the 14th century and the Pont Nothre-Dame bridge over the river Lot, dated from the 13th century.
The capital city of France is Paris.
The official language is French
France does not have any time difference with The Netherlands. This also counts for the summer and winter time.
The official currency is the Euro.
In France you can use your mobile phones, however this might come with a high cost so we advise you to check this before departure with your network provider. Please note: this also applies for your data roaming.
The number for all emergencies in France is 112.
In France the stores usually open from Tuesday to Saturday from 09.00 or 10.00-18.30 or 19.30 o’clock. In smaller places the stores are open from 12.00-14.00 o’ clock and closed on Saturday afternoons. Department stores are opened from Monday to Saturday from 09.00 or 10.00-20.00 o’ clock.
Bakery’s close normally around 13.00 o’clock. Some bakery’s close at the end of the afternoon/early evenings and open on Sunday’s early in the morning for a while.
Travelling by car
· The maximum speed limit on the motorways is 130 km/hour (80mph). For drivers who have owned a driving license for less than 2 years, the speed limit is 110 km/hour (70mph).
· On most French motorways there is toll.
· In France it is the law to have the following items in your the car:
- Warning triangle
- High visibility vest. The driver must wear this in the event of an accident or breakdown.
Please note: If driving through Belgium a fire extinguisher must be in the car. From 1st of July 2012 it is the law to have an alcohol tester in your car (throw away breathalyzer).
In France in 2013/14 the following national holidays take place:
• 1st May Labor Day
• 8th May Day of Victory
• 14th July National Day
• 15th August Assumption Day
• 1st November All Saints' Day
• 11th November Armistice
15 sights and attractions Ardèche
Walk between the beautiful nature of Vallon Pont d'Arc
Chauvet Cave visit to Pont d'Arc
Follow the various hiking trails in Ardeche 's beautiful natural park Monts D'
Visit the monumental stone arch thats over the Ardeche River Pont d'Arc
A visit to the old roman medieval town of Alba-la-Romaine
Walk to the beautiful volcanic area Coiron Plateau in Vals-les-Bains
Canoe / Kayak're are on the beautiful Ardeche
Walk through the magic forest in Les Bois de Païolive Vas
Visit the peaceful village of Balazuc sprookachtige
Relax on the beach Plage de Balazuc
Take the kids to the friendly, family amusement park in Parc Avenue in Lanas
Take a tour in the beautiful and historic village of Vogüé
Visit one of the main cathedrals of Archede named the Cathédrale St-Vincent in Viviers
With the kids step on the adventure Forêt de l'Aventure of Jaujac
Guided tour at the Brasserie Bourganel in Vals-les-Bains