8 days in Ardeche Itinerary

8 days in Ardeche Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Exeter
Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Aubenas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Orgnac-l'Aven
— 2 nights
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Tournon-sur-Rhone
— 2 nights
Drive:  12 h 15 min
End: Exeter

2
nights
Aubenas

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Le ron des fades village miniature and Le lac d'Issarles. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chateau de Ventadour and Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation. Explore Aubenas' surroundings by going to Terra Cabra (in Planzolles) and La Dolce via (in Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Le Viel Audon, find something for the whole family at Parc Animalier De Lussas, and get outside with Acro'Force.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aubenas itinerary planner.

Exeter, UK to Aubenas is an approximately 14.5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. July in Aubenas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orgnac-l'Aven.

Things to do in Aubenas

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Terra Cabra, Parc Animalier De Lussas, Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Annonciation, Acro'Force, Le lac d'Issarles
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Le ron des fades village miniature ©
Le ron des fades village miniature
Chateau de Ventadour ©
Chateau de Ventadour
Le lac d'Issarles ©
Le lac d'Issarles

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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. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): experience rural life at Ardeche Lamas, then look for all kinds of wild species at River and Nature, and then Head underground at Aven Grotte Forestiere. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Picobrasserie La Renarde, then get outside with Cap07, and then see the interesting displays at Museum Alphonse Daudet.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Orgnac-l'Aven online day trip planner.

You can drive from Aubenas to Orgnac-l'Aven in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Orgnac-l'Aven are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tournon-sur-Rhone.

Things to do in Orgnac-l'Aven

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Remeze, River and Nature, Museum Alphonse Daudet, Cap07
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River and Nature ©
River and Nature
Aven Grotte Forestiere ©
Aven Grotte Forestiere
Picobrasserie La Renarde ©
Picobrasserie La Renarde

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Tournon-sur-Rhone

Tournon-sur-Rhone ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): do a tasting at Cave Dumien - Serrette, contemplate the long history of Chateau de Crussol, then examine the collection at Musee archeologique de Soyons, and finally look for gifts at Boulangerie Baudouin, Le Delice Ardechois.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tournon-sur-Rhone day trip planning app.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Orgnac-l'Aven to Tournon-sur-Rhone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July in Tournon-sur-Rhone, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tournon-sur-Rhone

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Chateau de Crussol, Boulangerie Baudouin, Le Delice Ardechois, Cave Dumien - Serrette, Musee archeologique de Soyons
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Chateau de Crussol ©
Chateau de Crussol
Musee archeologique de Soyons ©
Musee archeologique de Soyons
Historic Center of Tournon sur Rhone ©
Historic Center of Tournon sur Rhone