in Southern France
Pont d'Arc, at the
For already some years
we have been going with our children to Vallon Pont d'Arc at the
"a long weekend".
To camp we chose the camping site
Ardéchoise. And till now, we remained faithfully.
Normally, we go there in
spring or in the early autumn, because the temperatures are usually
higher than they are here in Münsterland but it isn't too hot... and
sun is nearly
Through a barrier you
reach the reception...
On the camping site
there is a restaurant, a bar and a small supermarket...
and a heated swimming pool...
next to a basin for young children...
This is the view from our tent place...
Over asphalted ways you cross the place to the river...
and there is the Ardèche
at the end of the camping site.
From here you can start travels with boats.
You can choose one of three given travels.
View down the river...
View up the river...
The Ardèche goes through a beautiful Canyon.
You can visit various caves directly next to the street.
Inside of the Cave called "Grotte de la Madeleine"...
... you see the different forms,
which are explained by a guide speaking several languages and telling a
lot about their history.
For some Euros you can even do sports... for example:
that was a travel by boat along the Ardèche
Warning, depending upon season, it can be rather wild.
The Ardèche isn't unknown but really liked with game water driver.
After some kilometers you come to the Pont d'Arc and get through it...
The Pont d'Arc is a popular attraction for tourists going for a walk
and watching it...
In the village Vallon Pont d'Arc ...
... you get through small lanes...
... and lots of shops and restaurants make you wanna go shopping.
Short information of date (18th September 2003), time (4:42 pm) and
temperature (28° C)
The area offers a very nice trip for motorbikes.
The streets along the Ardèche...
show you the wonderful view...
... and great circles to go by motorbike ...
many tunnels at closely streets, which sometimes...
need to be controlled by a traffic light.
At the Delta below the Ardèche, in St. Martin de l'Ardeche, there you
comfortably eat an ice cream.
Afterwards crossing a river along an old closely bridge.
On the opposite there are lots of wine fields, between them, there are
some left streets back to Vallon Pont d'Arc.
A travel through the near area leads along the confine roads, for
onto a hill...
to "Bel Mont"
Here is no way any more! Just taking a look - where does it go ahead?
If there is a need to refuel, it'll be able at tiny gas stations.
At this one, we have refuelled. But when we wanted to pay, we realized,
that it was lunch time.
Nobody there! The owner was called by a neighbour and came 15 minutes
later to get the money.
View from a café to the parking lot where our bikes stand.
Back at the camping site you enjoy the beautiful day..
.. with having fun in the water...
.. and swimming...
with lazily lying around and reading...
.. playing cards...
.. chatting with friends ...
or with family members who were there, too...
Unfortunately, at the end of those nice days..
.. we need to wrap everything again.
Harm, but we'll come back someday !