The Chassezac gorges
Address :Tourist Office - 43, place du Bosquet - 48800 Villefort
Tel : 04 66 46 87 30
Distance between our cottages :63,4 km / 1 h 15
The Chassezac gorges are to be found in the Païolive woods of the Les Vans region, 60km northwest of Saint-Martin d'Ardèche.
In amongst the dense vegetation, three walks are available: "le circuit de la vierge": 1.5km, "le circuit de Saint Eugène": 5km, and for those who like a challenge, "le circuit de la corniche": 4km of sheer cliffs dominating the Chassezac.
Along this tributary of the Ardèche, you will find natural bathing sites where the blue waters rival the white sand. The untouched nature of this unfrequented place brings peace and tranquility.
Back to civilisation, in the village of Les Vans where Provençal clichés abound: visit the cafés in the square and the St. Pierre aux liens church to admire its remarkable altarpiece, as much for its size as for its representation.
Departing Les Vans, one leaves behind the swathes of sweet chestnuts for landscapes of olive trees.
3 hiking circuits
Natural bathing sites
The village of Les Vans