Our Ardeche Programme is a self-drive Adventure Holiday. Whether you are heading to the South of France or further onto Spain or Italy perhaps, our Ardeche adventure programme makes a fantastic addition or bolt-on to your holiday plans.
Throughout the week with us there will be one and a half days free for you and your family to discover the local area and all it has to offer so having your own transport means you can go explore with the family at your own pace. Please see the ‘Local Attractions’ page to see all the other fantastic activities available to you on top of our exciting programme.
There are many travel companies that can assist you with your travel plans but we recommend that you contact one of the crossing operators directly.
To find out about other crossing operators, click the name below:
Taking your car to the Continent offers you complete travel independence and lets you take control. We are the fastest cross-channel operator, with a crossing time of just 35 minutes, so you arrive on the Continent quicker than you think. Our fare structures also offers you good value, giving you cheaper fares when you plan ahead and travel at quieter times.Visit their website for bookings & more info
P&O Ferries the UK's best known ferry operator offering a choice of routes including the famous English Channel Dover Calais stretch. To travel to the Chateau with this operator the best crossing route would be departing from the port of Dover landing in Calais with a crossing time of around 75 minutes.Visit their website for bookings & more info
Brittany Ferries offers the most convenient ferry crossings for either vehicles or foot passengers to France. Departing from Portsmouth, Plymouth or Poole and travel to Cherbourg, St Malo, Caen or Roscoff for a direct channel crossing to your holiday in France.Visit their website for bookings & more info
The closest airport to Lablachere, Ardeche is Nimes; about 1 hour 40 minutes’ drive. The low cost airline Ryan Air has flights from London Luton. Lyon & Marseille Airports are the next closest just over 2 hours drive from Lablachere. Ryan Air has flights to both of these airports from all over the UK.
During the summer months other airlines such as Easyjet, Air France and BA have flights from the UK with relatively low transfer times to Lablachere. Lyon, Avignon, Nimes and Marseilles are all within a few hours transfer of Lablachere.
The below operators can provide car hire from any of the airports previously mentioned and are within a driving distance of approximately two half hours of the our site.
Alternatively, there are many comparison sites that will find you the best car hire deal for your chosen airport.Visit their website for bookings & more info
Frixo - Our site Frixo (http://www.frixo.com/) is a road travel reporting website, that provides our users with the most up-to-date road traffic information. Our data is updated every 5 minutes using sensors placed on motorways and common A / B roads.
Cedat, Route de Planzolles 07230 LABLACHÈRE Ardèche, Rhône Alpes, FRANCE
From Calais we are 640 miles (using the French auto routes approx 12 hours drive).
Eurostar to Avignon, Montelimar or Nimes
Ryanair to Nimes or Easyjet to Marseille.
These destinations are within easy driving distance two hours of our site and car hire is available at all of the station/airports.
As a confirmed wimp, neurotic mother and altogether non-outdoorsy type, I was dreading this little adventure. However, due to the excellent tuition, unparalleled safety, good company and wonderful scenery, believe it or not, I'm queuing up to do it all again! A wonderful experience!Maria aged 46