ON THE WAY TO PROVENCE - MAY 2005
The Gorges de l'Ardèche’s area is one of the richest natural sites in Europe, as it groups together natural sights, beautiful landscapes, prehistoric art, cultural traditions and wonderful museums. The famous panoramic road of the «Gorges de l'Ardèche», on the northern side of the River Ardèche and with thirty two kilometres linking Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and St. Martin d'Ardèche, proposes an important quantity of places to see, with the spectacular gorges as the highlight!
"BEACH - The fluvial beach at Pont d'Arc in the Ardèche countryside provides the chance for a nice contrast between travellers and swimmers..."
"PONT D'ARC is a great natural bridge, carved out by the Ardèche River, with a width of sixty meters and a height of more than thirty"
"BELVEDERES - The limestone cliffs and the covering forests of the Gorges de l'Ardèche were granted nature reserve status in 1980. They result from geological changes that began 110 million years ago"
"CIRQUE DE LA MADELEINE"
"HEADING TO ST. MARTIN D'ARDÈCHE, where the marathon ends"