Vallon-Pont-d'Arc trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a commune in the Ardèche department in southern France.Vallon-Pont-d'Arc is a capital of prehistoric and cultural tourism. This small village, peaceful in wintertime, sees its population expand ten-fold in summer. Its tourist importance largely comes from the fact that it is the departure point for the river descent of the Gorges de l'Ardèche .GeographyVallon-Pont-d'Arc is situated at the threshold of one of the most beautiful tourist sites of France: "les gorges de l'Ardèche" . The famous Pont d'Arc, a natural arch of more than 30 metres height, carved out by the Ardèche and classified as a Great Site of France, gave it its name.1.8km southeast of the village, the River Ibie flows into the Ardèche, which forms all of the commune's southwestern border.History 1801: Saint-Martin-d'Arc renamed to Chames 1825: Chames renamed to Vallon 25 September 1948: Vallon becomes Vallon-Pont-d'ArcSights The Pont d'Arc The Chauvet Cave is not open to the public. An exposition site, copied from the cave, is open to the public so they can discover the oldest paleolithic paintings - 32.000 B.C. - and the lifestyle of the Cro-Magnon man The museum of the Chauvet Cave The town hall (a castle constructed in 1639 under Louis XIII) houses seven tapestries from Aubusson, showing the crusades, exhibited in the Hall of Honour The Gorges de l'Ardèche The Gorges de l'Archèche National Park Android tourism guide Domaine de SegriesUse our France trip planner to arrange your visit to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc and any other destinations in France that take your fancy.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Top tours near Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Cotes de Provence Wine Tour from Aix-en-Provence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $85
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Provence Region Small Group Day Trip with Avignon & Gordes from Aix en Provence BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $131
Duration: 8 hours
Avignon, Gordes and Roussillon Small Group Day Tour from Marseille BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $132
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
See all ›
Side trips from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Hidden gems in Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
See all ›
Places to visit with Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
Recently planned trips to Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
32 days in Ardeche BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in France BY A USER FROM TAIWAN August, culture, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, romantic Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 5 days in South of France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: February, outdoors Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 18 days in South of France BY A USER FROM GERMANY August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in South of France BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, outdoors, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: August, outdoors Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 16 days in South of France BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, hidden gems Preferences: August Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium