12 days in Ardeche Itinerary

12 days in Ardeche Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Tournon-sur-Rhone
— 1 night
Train + Taxi:  1 h 30 min
2
Orgnac-l'Aven
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Aubenas
— 5 nights
Drive:  11 h 45 min
End: London

1
night
Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the views from Passerelle Marc Seguin, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari de Peaugres, and then do a tasting at Domaine Boissonnet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Historic Center of Tournon sur Rhone, walk around Le Jardin d'Eden, then do a tasting at Cave Dumien - Serrette, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Crussol, and finally examine the collection at Musee archeologique de Soyons.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tournon-sur-Rhone trip itinerary planning site.

London, UK to Tournon-sur-Rhone is an approximately 10.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tournon-sur-Rhone is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Tournon-sur-Rhone reach 36°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Orgnac-l'Aven.

Things to do in Tournon-sur-Rhone

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chateau de Crussol, Domaine Boissonnet, Cave Dumien - Serrette, Musee archeologique de Soyons, Safari de Peaugres
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Chateau de Crussol ©
Chateau de Crussol
Musee archeologique de Soyons ©
Musee archeologique de Soyons
Safari de Peaugres ©
Safari de Peaugres

4
nights
Orgnac-l'Aven

Orgnac-l'Aven ©
Orgnac-l'Aven is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.The Aven d'Orgnac cave is located near the village. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Domaine Alain Dumarcher. Step out of the city life by going to Caverne du Pont-d'Arc and Cap07. Venture out of the city with trips to Les Defiles de Ruoms (in Ruoms), Museum Alphonse Daudet (in Saint-Alban-Auriolles) and Clos de L'Abbe Dubois (in Saint-Remeze). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at River and Nature, experience rural life at Ardeche Lamas, examine the collection at Musee de la soie, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Pierre.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Orgnac-l'Aven trip maker site.

You can do a combination of train and taxi from Tournon-sur-Rhone to Orgnac-l'Aven in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Orgnac-l'Aven can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aubenas.

Things to do in Orgnac-l'Aven

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Saint-Remeze, Les Defiles de Ruoms, Domaine Alain Dumarcher, Musee de la soie
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Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Aven Grotte Forestiere ©
Aven Grotte Forestiere
River and Nature ©
River and Nature

5
nights
Aubenas

Aubenas is a commune in the southern part of the Ardèche department in the Rhône Valley in southern France.It is the seat of several government offices. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Le lac d'Issarles and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le ron des fades village miniature and Visites guidees de Vals-les-Bains. Explore Aubenas' surroundings by going to Terra Cabra (in Planzolles), Caveau des Vignerons d'Alba (in Alba-la-Romaine) and La Dolce via (in Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Cimes et Canyons, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Ventadour, find something for the whole family at Parc Animalier De Lussas, and head outdoors with Acro'Force.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Aubenas trip builder website.

You can drive from Orgnac-l'Aven to Aubenas in an hour. In August in Aubenas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 10th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aubenas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Terra Cabra, Parc Animalier De Lussas, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation, Acro'Force, Le lac d'Issarles
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Le ron des fades village miniature ©
Le ron des fades village miniature
Cimes et Canyons ©
Cimes et Canyons