Ardeche

 

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Description

The serpentine Ardèche River slithers between towering mauve, yellow and grey limestone cliffs from near Vallon Pont d’Arc  to St-Martin de l’Ardèche, a few kilometers west of the Rhône. En route, it passes beneath the Pont d’Arc, a stunning natural stone bridge created by the river’s torrents. The river forms the centerpiece of the 1575-hectare Réserve Naturelle des Gorges de l’Ardèche, a protected area since 1980. Eagles nest in the cliffs and there are numerous caves to explore.

Description

The serpentine Ardèche River slithers between towering mauve, yellow and grey limestone cliffs from near Vallon Pont d’Arc  to St-Martin de l’Ardèche, a few kilometers west of the Rhône. En route, it passes beneath the Pont d’Arc, a stunning natural stone bridge created by the river’s torrents. The river forms the centerpiece of the 1575-hectare Réserve Naturelle des Gorges de l’Ardèche, a protected area since 1980. Eagles nest in the cliffs and there are numerous caves to explore.