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Our hotel in the Ardèche

The starting place for hiking paths

As part of your holiday or stay at our hotel in Chandolas, enjoy a visit to one of the best loved regions of France – the Cévennes d’Ardèche.
While hiking in the Ardèche, grandiose landscapes open up before your very eyes.

When hiking in the Ardèche, you can enjoy marked trails for your safety. Hiking in the Cévennes isn’t a competitive activity but an active pastime that will allow you to discover the most beautiful sites in the Ardèche. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned walker, or you enjoy simply strolling, you're sure to find your ideal path.


Next to the hotel

From Chandolas

If you want to explore great landscapes near the hotel, there are two starting points from Chandolas, perfect for whatever your level of motivation.
Two trails are suggested for hiking the Boucle Ranc d’Avène – a shorter 5 km itinerary starting from the centre of the village (approx. 2 hours 30 mins), perfect for a family walk; and a longer 9 km itinerary (starting from the village hall) for a hike of around 3 hours 30 mins in length.


“Chemins et dolmens”

Exploration trails in Southern Ardèche

With nearly 900 in total, Ardèche is one of the regions with the most dolmens in France, eclipsing even Brittany. It’s an often overlooked heritage that the communities of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Pays Beaume-Drobie and the Pays des Vans en Cévennes nonetheless all treasure. Five exploration trails, connected by a route of dolmens, have been laid out through the municipalities that initiated the project – Beaulieu, Chandolas, Grospierres, Labeaume and Saint-Alban-Auriolles. “Chemins et dolmens” was awarded the “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018” label by the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (Regional Directive for Cultural Affairs Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).

GR® paths

GR® paths

Wild territories to explore

At 10 km in length, the Pays Le Tour du Tanargue GR® will lead you to the heart of the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Natural Park. This wild and varied territory in the Cévennes d'Ardèche is a real hotspot of biodiversity and puts agropastoralism in the spotlight. Lying mostly along a ridge, the trail winds its way most often at an altitude of 1000 m or more. You’ll get stunning views over the peaks of the Monts d'Ardèche and the Alps, as well as over the three surrounding valleys.
Under 4 km away is the GR® 4 which starts from Grasse and goes all the way to Royan.

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