A true monument
This spectacular landmark in the Ardèche spans the river and marks the gateway to the Gorges de l’Ardèche
You really must see this landmark!
Come and admire this one-of-a-kind rocky wonder, standing at the gateway to the Gorges de l’Ardèche! The Pont d'Arc is at least 500,000 years old, measures 54 metres in height and is 60 metres wide.
This natural archway has been carved out by the water flowing down the River Ardèche through the limestone rock, creating an opening into the Gorges de l’Ardèche. In earlier times, this bridge was used by historic man and animals to cross the river. Nowadays, the Pont d'Arc has become a natural wonder and a symbol of the Ardèche.
The Pont d’Arc offers a breathtaking landscape surrounded by protected plant and wildlife. Just what you need to make some great unforgettable memories of the Ardèche
Come and spend a day at the Pont d'Arc. Settle yourself down on one of the two beaches at Pont d'Arc to enjoy this spot as a family, a couple or with friends.
Swim, picnic or just relax – the perfect pastimes to soak up the atmosphere in this amazing place. For the more adventurous, canoe-kayaking is the sport to explore the Pont d'Arc from a different viewpoint.
Some handy information:
- Car parks (charges apply in summer) are close by, both up and downstream of the Pont d'Arc
- Free shuttle services are available from Vallon-Pont-d'Arc
- Toilets are available on site