The Ardeche Gorges are classified a Nature reserve where you can observe many protected species. Above, is a Pelerin Falcon that landed in our courtyard and below a Scops owl that returns to l’Astic every year
At l’Astic, our swimming pool open from May to September for the exclusive use of our guests is an ideal place to swim, relax on the sun lounges and enjoy the panoramic view.
Children particularly enjoy our mini farm with goats, rabbits, sheeps and poultry
Also indoor game’s rooms with table tennis, table football and a pool table. Outside there are play areas with a volley ball court, children swings and “boules”
Directly from l’Astic, without having to take the car, you can explore the extensive surrounding countryside and woodlands on foot or bicycle.
Having lived in the Ardeche for over 35 years, we began restoring this old farm house , the Domaine de l’Astic » in 1990 with our own residence and four gites. Later in 2000, in order to accommodate groups and seminars, we added four more bed-rooms, two meeting rooms with catering and dining facilities. With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality business, we have sought to create t at he domaine de l’Astic a small hospitable place for our hosts to stay and enjoy the peace and the tranquility of this large space surrounded by beautiful surroundings. With a capacity to accommodate up to 45 people, we propose a personal welcome away from the masses but at the same time close to many sites of interest to visit.
The valley of the Ardèche is very scenic, in particular a 30km section known as the Ardèche Gorges. The walls of the river here are limestone cliffs up to 300m high. A kayak and camping trip down the gorge is not technically difficult and hugely popular in the summer. The most famous feature is a natural 60m stone arch spanning the river simply known as Pont d'Arc (arch bridge).