The Ardeche is a magnificent region of wild and contrasting countryside offering numerous places of interest and attractions for you to visit during your stay.
We are more than happy to help and advise with the organisation of any of theses activities.
Directly from l’Astic, without having to take the car, you can explore the extensive surrounding countryside and woodlands on foot or bicycle.
There are many activities which you will be able to undertake from l’Astic or within easy reach such as canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, pot-holing, horse riding, rope’s course, quad bike, tennis to mention but a few.
Numerous listed villages to discover in the area, such as Barjac (10km) with cobble stone streets and local artisanal produce.
Also nearby les Cévennes, les Monts d'Ardèche both well preserved and protected national parks which offer truly spectacular scenic views and countyside.
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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).