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The Pont d'Arc and Ardeche Gorges

Natural site

The Pont d'Arc

The Pont d'Arc, a 54-metre natural arch carved by the Ardeche River, is the symbol of Ardeche. This unique geological curiosity is the only example in France of a stone arch spanning a river that still flows. 
It serves as a majestic gateway to the river canyon, another exceptional piece of landscape. The Pont d'Arc site was classified as a national heritage in 1982, which ensures that it be neither destroyed nor modified, physically or visually, without special permission. Camping and caravanning are prohibited, as is advertising of any kind. The arch has also been listed as a Sensitive Natural Area of the Ardeche Department and in Natura 2000.

Ardeche Gorges

Gorges de l'Ardèche are one of the most remarkable sites in France, the huge cliffs, the scrubland and forests being both a geological and an archeological heritage. 
Since 1980 the Gorges de l'Ardèche have been declared a National Natural Reserve, preserving over a thousand native plants and animals species among which Bonelli eagles, vultures and peregrine falcons.

Distance : 2 kms
Le Pont d'Arc