Ardèche Excursions (Southern France)

During your stay, your activity programme will allow one free day to explore the local area. There are plenty of areas of interest you may like to visit and we will help you organise this. If you wish us to organise your excursion, then please speak to your Tour Organiser prior to your departure. The date of the excursion will be confirmed and also the payment method. Some excursions can be paid to Acorn prior to travel however some require payment to be made locally Acorn will provide a member of staff to accompany your excursion upon request to offer a supporting role for party leaders.

The party leader will have responsibility for the group whilst off site. The Acorn staff member will have no supervisory responsibility during the excursion, which will be maintained by the Party Leader throughout. Information and opening hours are subject to change. For the latest up-to-date information please speak to your Tour Organiser or refer to the relevant website below.


Approximately 30 minutes walk (or 5 minute coach drive) from the centre is the historic local town of Ruoms. Here you can find an array of small shops, a cash-point and some bars and restaurants. The local market is on a Friday, which is a popular with locals and tourists. Just outside Ruoms there is large supermarket.

Vallon Pont d’Arc

Famous for its naturally shaped arched bridge, Vallon Pont d’Arc is in the hub of the Ardèche. With narrow streets, boutiques, cafes and a weekly market, there is plenty to see and do.

Distance from centre: 9 miles

Orgnac Caves

A visit to the caves is a spectacular experience. The route covers 500 metres, part of it a staircase leading down 120 metres! Along the way you will be able to admire, in total safety, nature's imposing chambers. A world where multitudes of crystallisations combine, delicate with the gigantic. The museum gives a good idea of everyday life of pre-historic man including tools, cave paintings, pottery, metal working and agriculture.

Open: 10.00 – 17.30
Group rates: Please speak to your Tour Organiser about current group prices
Distance from centre: 25 miles (30-40 minutes from Vallon)


An elegant Roman town with an oval shaped amphitheatre, the famous Pont du Gard, museums and a Decathlon super store.
Distance from centre: 61 miles

Crocodile Farm ‘La Ferme aux Crocodiles’

La Ferme aux Crocodiles is an 8,000 sq m glasshouse in Pierrelatte, near Monte Limar. This is a fantastic world respected centre for research and conservation where you will discover more than 350 crocodiles belonging to the rarest species and a magnificent group of giant tortoises from the Seychelles. This is a fantastic day of discovery and adventure for all ages.

Open: 09:30 – 19:00
Group rates: Please ask your Tour Organiser for up to date prices