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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Ardèche

Located between the gorges of the Ardèche gorges and the Cèze, Orgnac-l'Aven is a common Ardeche. Village of over 500 inhabitants, it is located in the heart of southern Ardèche and is famous for its pothole.

Lovers of Prehistory and enjoy caving under Orgnac-l'Aven and outstanding landscape. The village also turned to viticulture and is located within the production area of ​​the AOC Côtes du Vivarais. The vines are unveiled in the middle of olive groves and cereals, in a charming atmosphere.

The village, home to the French singer Hugues Aufray, a large part of the year, not without charm or interest with its rich and ancient history.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.3059050 (N 44° 18’ 21”)
Longitude4.4331710 (E 4° 25’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 140m to 388m
Surface area21.84 km²
Population584 inhabitants
Density26 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePrivas (48 mi, 1h23)
Insee code07168
IntercommunalityCC des Gorges de l'Ardèche

Nearest cities & towns

Le Garn3.4 mi (9 min)
Labastide-de-Virac4.8 mi (10 min)
Laval-Saint-Roman5.2 mi (13 min)
Issirac5.3 mi (14 min)
Montclus5.5 mi (16 min)
Barjac6.3 mi (15 min)
Saint-Privat-de-Champclos6.8 mi (17 min)
Vagnas7.1 mi (16 min)
Saint-André-de-Roquepertuis7.6 mi (19 min)
Aiguèze8.2 mi (18 min)
Saint-Martin-d'Ardèche9.3 mi (21 min)
Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas9.3 mi (21 min)
Salavas9.3 mi (19 min)
Bessas10.1 mi (22 min)
Saint-Christol-de-Rodières10.1 mi (25 min)

Things to see and do

Site known since prehistoric times, the village of Orgnac-l'Aven this particular natural heritage of the richest and most exciting.

The most famous tourist site Orgnac-l'Aven rest his famous Aven. Located not far from the gorges of Ardeche plateau, he has been ranked Grand Site of France. Inside, the caving enthusiasts discover several rooms large areas with impressive stalactites. The room of chaos in particular highlight, with its beautiful draperies to significant colorations. Three rooms of the five kilometers of galleries are open to the public throughout the year.

Labeled Grand Site de France, the city of prehistory has also been equipped with the Musée de France label. Founded in 1988, it helps to learn a bit more about this little-known era. The program includes demonstrations and workshops on shooting spears or flint, as well as guided tours on the way of life for the Neanderthals.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Every year in April, Orgnac-l'Aven organizes its great hunting dog festival.


Tuesday 18 december
Min. -1°C - Max. 10°C
Wednesday 19 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
Thursday 20 december
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Canoeing in the Cèze gorges and valley
Sports sensations11 € Goudargues (6.5 mi)
Canoe-kayak hire in the Ardèche Gorges
Sports sensations19 € to 45 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (7.1 mi)
Canoe kayak on the Ardèche
Sports sensations13 € Vallon-Pont-d'Arc (7.2 mi)
Horse ride in Païolive wood
Sports sensations20 € Berrias-et-Casteljau (12.4 mi)
Show at the farm theatre
Entertainment12 € Lablachère (14.7 mi)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dolmens walk
HikeEasy1h45Barjac (4.2 mi)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (13.2 mi)
Winemaker's Trail
HikeEasy2h30Lablachère (15 mi)
Basilica of Our Lady (Notre-Dame) and megalithic bridge
Village visitEasy1h15Lablachère (15.3 mi)
Mine au Bois Dormant Path
HikeIntermediate3h00Robiac-Rochessadoule (15.4 mi)


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