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Charming cottage 2 people in classified site, THE HEART OF THE GORGES OF ARDECHE.

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Space 32 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

HAMLET AND CHARMING COTTAGE, Ardèche 5 minutes walk!

Exceptional location for this small cottage for 2 persons in the hamlet of Châmes which satisfy lovers of nature and old stones. Located in the listed site of Pont d'Arc and at the edge of the Natural Reserve of Ardèche Gorges, the interior of the house has been completely renovated (April 2011).

The accommodation in the heart of the hamlet, is a firm part of the 18th century. You have a well equipped kitchen and a bedroom with bedding 160x200, separate shower and toilet. You have access to a terraced patio sheltered private non overlooking the cliffs of the Ardèche Gorges and quiet.

No need to load your luggage, the bed will be made on arrival. Bed linen and towels are provided free of charge (except promotional periods). Also in order to preserve the site, you will find all products for hygiene and maintenance (ecolabel).

The proximity of the Ardèche River and the Pont d'Arc are the main assets of the lodging of Châmes. Starting point for many hikes, you are only 5 minutes walk from the river, in the Natural Reserve, where you have access to all aquatic outdoor activities: canoeing, swimming, fishing.

The Mediterranean climate ensures plenty of sunshine, often with a gentle back end, it's not for nothing that India was talking about!

Vallon Pont d'Arc is 6 km, you will find all the shops and services. To get there in July and August, a free shuttle is available to guests by the municipality.

The oldest cave paintings were discovered 20 years ago, a few hundred meters from the hamlet of Châmes in the Chauvet Cave. The return of space (just 11 km) long awaited the cave was opened April 25, 2015. Visitors will discover with emotion the cave lions, woolly rhinoceroses, horses and mammoths, sublimely Aurignacian traced by our ancestors. The freshness sensations, humidity, odors and darkness that characterize the original cave are faithfully reproduced ... The visit will startling realism.

soon in Ardèche!

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Pascale Villemin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017


Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 32 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • River
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • - shower
    - toilet
  • Towels for two persons is provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 queen
  • Pastel colors, embroidered linen, the room is equipped with a 160x200 bedding and bed will be made on arrival (bed linen is provided for free). The bedroom window is facing east where you only hear the birds singing, despite the proximity of the tourist bustle of the summer season. You have a large closet with wardrobe and drawers.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
  • naturism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • water sports
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The location of the cottage Châmes will delight nature lovers and hikers. The Ardèche Gorges are known for the descent of the river by canoe but they offer many other opportunities for non-motorized discovery, whether by boat, on foot, caving or climbing. The assembly formed by the Pont d'Arc and the Ardèche Gorges is one of the most remarkable natural sites in France, combining landscape of cliffs covered with scrub and holm oak forest. Since 1980, the Ardèche Gorges are classified National Nature Reserve. Finally, the gourmets will be delighted: we are in the country picodon, the Ardèche meats, olive oil, chestnuts, nougat and honey. In early summer, you will be charmed by the lavender in bloom. And within 20 km you will discover the charm of the old villages of Balazuc, Labeaume, Saint Montan, Aiguèze ...


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Charming cottage 2 people in classified site, THE HEART OF THE GORGES OF ARDECHE.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 23 reviews

Well presented cottage with covered terrace in very quiet hamlet just above the Ardeche

  • 5 of 5

Secluded cottage in quiet rural hamlet just above road through the Ardeche gorges. Lots of books about Chauvet cave and lots of maps of the area. Very clean and well equipped. Warm welcome from Pascale. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Vacances très agréables

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé d'excellentes vacances à Châmes, gite très agréable, dans un joli petit village, idéal pour les amoureux de calme et de nature. Nous sommes très bien accueillis par la propriétaire, ses conseils sur la région sont précieux.Location à recommander.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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A recommander

  • 5 of 5

Un gîte propre, fonctionnel et très confortable dans un cadre à couper le souffle. Une hôtesse attentionnée et disponible sans être envahissante. Notre séjour a été particulièrement agréable et enrichissant.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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A recommander

  • 5 of 5

Un gîte propre, fonctionnel et très confortable dans un cadre à couper le souffle. Une hôtesse attentionnée et disponible sans être envahissante. Notre séjour a été particulièrement agréable et enrichissant.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Romantischer Weiler nahe der touristischen Route

  • 5 of 5

Das alte Steinhäuschen hat ein besonderes Flair: Oberhalb einer kleinen Kapelle mitten in dem winzigen Weiler Chames, wo weniger als 20 Leute leben, fühlt man sich in frühere Zeiten zurückversetzt. Obwohl die Unterkunft recht klein ist, fühlt man sich nicht beengt, da ausreichend Stauraum vorhanden ist und zudem eine große, überdachte Terrasse den Wohnraum ergänzt. Das modern ausgebaute Häuschen ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man so braucht – zudem sehr gepflegt und sauber.

Trotz der Ruhe und (scheinbaren) Abgeschiedenheit ist man sehr schnell bei den touristischen Attraktionen (Ufer der Ardèche, Flussstrand, Bootsverleihe, schöne alte Städte und Dörfer etc.). Mit dem Auto ist auch der nächste Ort mit Einkaufsmöglichkeiten schnell zu erreichen.

Die Vermieterin ist sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Grundkenntnisse in Französisch sind zur Abwicklung erforderlich (Wegbeschreibung, Schlüsselübergabe etc.).

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Gîte de Chames, gîte de charme

  • 5 of 5

Gîte de Chames, gîte de Charme. Un petit nid douillet et tout confort pour les amoureux de la nature. Certaines balades démarrent au seuil du gîte, dans le cadre majestueux des Gorges de l'Ardèche. Une riche documentation en cartes, guides et livres passionnera les adeptes de randonnée, d'archéologie préhistorique et de vestiges historiques. Quant à l'accueil de la propriétaire, il est très chaleureux et plein de petites attentions (gourmandes ou autres) et de précieux conseils. En bref, que du bonheur...

Madeleine & François

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Buvette des trois eaux
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
A7 à Montélimar Sud ou à Bollène
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Le 'Restaurant de Châmes'
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
La croix de Bauzon
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: necessary


Vallon Pont d'Arc: 6 km (all shops and services).

The location on the map can not properly identify the hamlet Châmes which is on the county 290 towards the scenic route to the Gorges de l'Ardèche, in the listed site of Pont d'Arc. By zooming at the Rouviere you can chose the path that leads to Châmes hamlet in which the house is located.

Ruoms: 14 km

Aubenas: 35 km.

The Ardèche: 200 meters and 5 minutes walk

Shops: Vallon d'Arc Bridges

Restaurants on site

Bread: 200 meters

Main tourist attractions of the lodging of Châmes:

- Entrance to the Natural Reserve of Ardèche Gorges 5 minutes walk

- Classified site of Pont d'Arc at 800m

- Canoe-kayak and start the descent of the Ardèche 5 minutes walk

- Where to swim in the Ardèche 10 minutes walk

- Departures hikes on site

- The 'best' restaurant in the area: on the spot

- Numerous caves nearby: Orgnac, Cave of the Madeleine, Cave of Saint Marcel

- Space restitution of the Chauvet cave (opening spring 2015)

- Permanent exhibition of the Grotte Chauvet in Vallon Pont d'Arc

- Museum of Prehistory in Orgnac

- Departmental Archaeological Museum Alba la Romaine

- Lavender Museum in Saint Remèze

- Villages of character: Labeaume, Balazuc, Aiguèze, Vogue, Saint Montan

- Chassezac Gorges and La Baume

- Therme Vals les Bains 40km

- Spa Neyrac les Bains at 50km

- The source of the Loire Mont Gerbier de Rush

- Local products: honey, nougat, picodons, meats Ardèche, Côtes du Rhône and Vivarais


Rates & Availability

Vallon-Pont-d'Arc Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Début de saison
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Haute saison Juillet
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Moyenne saison
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Eté indien
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $272
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

Les tarifs incluent la fourniture des draps et du linge de toilette.
L'électricité est offerte pour les mois de juin à septembre. Le reste de l'année, la consommation sera facturée au tarif en vigueur après relevé du compteur (au delà de 8Kw par jour).
Un soin particulier est apporté au ménage du gîte avant votre arrivée qui doit être rendu dans le même état de propreté. Si vous ne désirez pas vous charger de cette tâche, le service ménage est proposé au tarif de 50€.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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