9 days in Hauterives, Ardeche & Avignon Itinerary

9 days in Hauterives, Ardeche & Avignon Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Geneva
Drive:  5 h
1
Hauterives
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
End: Geneva

1
day
Hauterives

Hauterives ©
Hauterives is a commune in the Drôme department in southeastern France. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval as well as Chartreuse de Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chartreuse de Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, then explore the historical opulence of Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval, and then admire the landmark architecture of Prieure de Manthes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Hauterives trip itinerary maker website.

Geneva, Switzerland to Hauterives is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. In April, daily temperatures in Hauterives can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux.

Things to do in Hauterives

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chartreuse de Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, Prieure de Manthes
Highlights from your plan
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval ©
Palais Ideal du Facteur Cheval
Chartreuse de Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez ©
Chartreuse de Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez
Prieure de Manthes ©
Prieure de Manthes

1
night
Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux

Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux ©
Les Ollières-sur-Eyrieux is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.The nearest towns are Privas and Saint-Sauveur-de-Montagut.HistoryThe first records of a settlement can be dated back to the 12th century. To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux route maker app.

Traveling by car from Hauterives to Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc.

Things to do in Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Saint-Gineis-en-Coiron, Abbatiale Sainte-Marie, Arche des Metiers
Highlights from your plan
Abbatiale Sainte-Marie ©
Abbatiale Sainte-Marie
Arche des Metiers ©
Arche des Metiers
Balmes de Montbrun ©
Balmes de Montbrun

4
nights
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc ©
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. Your list of things to see and do now includes La Ferme aux Crocodiles, Face Sud, Grotte de Saint Marcel, and other attractions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Alain Bateaux and Viviers Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac and Chateau de Saint-Montan. Step out of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to go to Rochemaure and see La Passerelle Himalayenne (Le Vieux Pont), which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc, head outdoors with Les Defiles de Ruoms, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Picobrasserie La Renarde, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de la Selve.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip itinerary app.

Drive from Les Ollieres sur Eyrieux to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Avignon.

Things to do in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Ferme aux Crocodiles, Les Defiles de Ruoms, Grotte de Saint Marcel, Picobrasserie La Renarde, Cirque des Gens
Highlights from your plan
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac ©
Grand Site de l'Aven d'Orgnac
Grotte de la Cocalière ©
Grotte de la Cocalière
Grotte de Saint Marcel ©
Grotte de Saint Marcel

3
nights
Avignon

Avignon ©
An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Eglise St-Trophime. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pont d'Avignon and Musee du Petit Palais. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Via Ferrata (in Thueyts), Arles (St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) & Abbaye de Montmajour) and Saint-Remy-de-Provence (Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole & Les Antiques). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Saint Pierre, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at Musee Angladon, and steep yourself in history at Place Crillon.

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You can do a combination of taxi and train from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to Avignon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Avignon sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arles, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, Via Ferrata
Highlights from your plan
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime) ©
St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime)
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Abbaye de Montmajour ©
Abbaye de Montmajour