The Ardèche, a department with an outstanding cultural heritage, bursts of main touristic attractions to visit.
You will never be annoyed during your stay at campsite du Lion, a starting point for all amazing cultural and architectural Ardeche sites:
This site contains 420 animal representations (paintings, plates).
The restoration area of Caverne du Pont-d'Arc-Ardèche, candidate of worlwide Unesco heritage of Humanity, opened in 2015 at a 20 minute drive of Campsite du Lion (between Saint Remèze and Vallon pont d’Arc).
The Caverne du Pont-d'Arc-Ardèche (Grotte Chauvet), parital bone Art from over 31 000 years
Meanwhile, you can visit the permanent exhibition dedicated to the Caverne du Pont-d'Arc-Ardèche in Vallon Pont d’Arc, in the city centre.
Syndicat mixte Espace de restitution de la Caverne du Pont-d'Arc-Ardèche – Pont d’Arc
6 cours du Palais
07007 PRIVAS CEDEX
Information / Booking: +33 (0)4 75 29 04 35 - Reservation REQUIRED
The Crocodile farm is located in Pierrelatte, at 5 minutes of campsite du Lion. We offer tickets at reduced rates which will avoid you to queue up ! (for sale at reception desk).
Welcoming over 300 000 visitors each year, the Crocodile farm is the main place of interest in the Drôme department.
Unique in Europe, the Crocodile farm welcomes you in 8000 m² of greenhouses but outside as well: you can be at crocodile meals, and giant turtles and discover rare species (albinos…).
The farm offers a botany and horticulturel garden with a greenhouse which represents over 600 botanical species.
La Ferme aux Crocodiles
Information / booking: +33 (0)4 75 04 33 73
Picture Crocodile farm at Pierrelatte, in the Ardèche by © jean-louis ZIMMZEMANN
Located at a 20 minute drive from Campsite du Lion, the Saint Marcel caves offer a discount if you're coming from our part.
Enjoy an exciting day by discovering an exceptionnel natural site: in the caves, a big network of underground rivers, basins and waterfalls, wonderful cathedrals, huges cave rooms…
At the outside, admire the canyon of the Ardèche river. Starting from the splendid panorama of Grand Belvédère, discover the gorgeous and wild panoramas in the Nature Reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Provence, the Rhône Valley and the Alps mounts.
Afterwards, you can learn to recognise the abundant flora diversity along the Discovery Path, a magnificent arrowed circuit of 2300 mètres, then relax in the shadow of green oaks for a picknick in the heart of nature or in the refreshing river, for wonderful moments in a fully protected nature.
Grottes de Saint Marcel
Route touristique des Gorges de l'Ardèche
07700 Saint Marcel d'Ardèche
Information / Booking: +33 (0)4 75 04 38 07
Télécharger la brochure des Grottes de Saint Marcel
Picture of the Gours fontain, in the Saint-Marcel cave, in Ardèche by © Benh LIEU SONG
The Madeleine caved is located at a 20 minute drive of the campsite du Lion in the municipality of Saint Remèze, in the heart of a natural site which beauty has won the heart of the most fervent wild nature lovers.
The Madeleine cave is one of the most amazing works shaped by underground water.
Its sound and light show is a big success and gives the Madeleine cave the style which will seduce you.
Grotte de la Madeleine
Information / Booking: +33 (0)4 75 04 22 20
Pictures of caves by © Gert JAN under licence creative commons.
Montélimar is located at a ½ hour drive from campsite du Lion.
It is a world-famous city of nougat, you can visit nougat factories and enjoy its delicous sweets.
Sugar, lavander honey, egg white, vanillia, almonds and pistaches are the manufactoring secrets of Montélimar nougat.
You can visit the Palace of sweets and nougat as well.
You will find information at the Montelimar Tourist Board: www.montelimar-tourisme.com.
L'Aven d’Orgnac is located at approximately a ½ heure drive from our campsite in the municipality of Orgnac-l’aven.
Discovery Aven d’Orgnac video
Classified Grand Site de France ® in 2004, l’Aven d’Orgnac combines an exceptional cave and a scientific display of archeological Ardèche heritage with a museum for Prehistory.
Visitors are invited to a real trip in the depths of the Earth and Time. Rise by elevators.
In the gorges de l’Ardèche area renowned for its numerous and wonderful caves, the Aven d’Orgnac site offers an exceptional cavity.
A visit which brings you to the heart of real underground cathedrals up to 121 meter underground and let you discover another harmonious world.
Grand Site Aven d'Orgnac
Cave and city of Prehistory
07150 ORGNAC L'AVEN
Information / Booking: +33 (0)4 75 38 65 10