The lower reaches of the Ardèche are one of the great natural wonders of France. From Vallon-Pont-d'Arc to its entry into the Rhone the wild river has dug up to 300 m deep canyons, the Gorges de l'Ardèche. The D290, which makes the valley accessible, leads to magnificent viewpoints. The Gorges de l'Ardèche is a paradise for canoeing and kayaking. Swimming is possible everywhere. Numerous hiking trails lead through the gorge.
The medieval village is located near Naves in the picturesque valley of the Ardeche between olive groves and vineyards. Three castles from the 12th century bear witness that it was originally built for defensive purposes. In the 19th century it flourished due to sericulture. As it deteriorated slowly in the 20th century, artists discovered the place for themselves. Today the car-free village is the starting point of several hiking trails.