Accommodation on offer
Why not book a stay during the French autumn half-term holidays (from 19th October to 3rd November)? Ardèche Gîtes de France has lots of gîtes and guesthouses that can be booked during the October half-term holiday. Couples, families with children or grandchildren - you are sure to find ideal holiday accommodation in the Ardèche. Rent for the All Saints day weekend or longer. Choose a property with well-being facilities (hot tub, sauna, hammam, massage, body care, etc.). Go on, spoil yourself!
A number of Ardèche properties are offering special rates for the autumn half-term holiday. Check out these gîtes offering a 20% or 30% discount for a stay of 7 nights minimum. Don't delay - book one of these good value properties for your October half-term holiday!
You'll love the mild climate and unspoilt scenery of the Ardèche in October. You can explore the wonders of the Ardèche: caves at La Madeleine and St-Marcel-d'Ardèche, the Aven d'Orgnac (a 'Grand Site de France') and the famous Grotte Chauvet 2. Go walking/hiking through traditional villages, be sure to visit the impressive Château de Vogüé. You can also walk or cycle safely along two long distance cycle tracks: the Dolce Via and the Viarhôna. For a complete change of scene, you can get close to wild animals at Peaugres Safari park. General knowledge and history buffs will enjoy visiting our many museums, including the Muséal at Alba-la-Romaine (archaeology), the Ardèche Natural History museum at Balazuc, Ardelaine (wool visitor centre) at St-Pierreville.
Don't miss the "Fêtes de la châtaigne "(Chestnut festivals) during Les Castagnades (chestnut gathering season), now in their 20th year. Every weekend for a month life in the villages is centred around chestnuts: tasting, walks/hikes, markets, concerts and organised activities. Many events take place at this time of year, such as the Comic Strip Festival at Burzet or Prehistoric activities at the Aven d'Orgnac. View the full list of 2019 Autumn half-term
Ardèche Gîtes de France owners are veritable ambassadors for their region. They are close at hand and ready to offer a warm and friendly welcome. They will be happy to inform you about the best places to go and things to do in late October. They can provide brochures, tourist guide books and maps. They also love to decorate their accommodation for the highlights of the year. Most of our owners are more than happy to share with you their passionate interests - like Lydie and Gilles GROS who will show you how to make chestnut purée ...