The village of Pradons is located in the middle of the tourist area of South Ardèche, halfway between Aubenas and Vallon Pont d’Arc. The most beautiful villages of Southern Ardèche are located only few kilometers : Chauzon, Labeaume, Lagorce, Balazuc, Vogüe, Rochecolombe, etc.
Around its wall belfry, Pradons welcomes you on its Place Nicolas from which you can travel down its narrow alleys lined with stone houses. Some are linked with vaulted passages.
From 20 minutes drive of Vallon Pont d’Arc and its Caverne, Pradons is located at the edge of the river Ardèche and of the canyon it dug on the limestone plateau. The river Ardèche meanders from the Ardechoise mountains, flows at the edge of Pradons, finds its way out the cliffs of the Cirques des Gens. It one one of the most famous natural sites of Ardèche. A bit further, this canyon becomes narrower. It is called Les défilés de Ruoms.
From few hundred meters of the Cirque de Gens, the beaches of Pradons make for swim, fishing or canoeing. Enjoy the Mediterranean sun of South Ardèche, dive in for a refreshing swim or discover the picturesque dovecote dug in the hill in front of one of these beaches.
Easy to reach by car, Pradons is located on the principal road linking Aubenas to Vallon Pont d’Arc. You can walk or bike 3 kilometers on the Green Way « Via Ardèche » to arrive at Ruoms. During the summer, Ruoms is a lively town with its dynamic shopping street. Bars and restaurants are waiting for you there. If you continue on the « Via Ardèche », you will cross the river Chassezac and join the village of Grospierres (13km from Pradons).
Walking to the North on the « Via Ardèche », you will come close to Balazuc, a village classified as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France. The path continues towards Saint Maurice d’Ardèche and finishes at Vogüe. This medieval village stands out on a hill which dominates the river Ardèche. The Castle composed of four corner towers is an old fortress. It is open to visitors and regularly hosts temporary exhibitions. Like in Ruoms, you can drink and eat in terrace of bars and restaurants.
Several infrastructures are available within the village of Pradons for sports enthusiasts. After a morning jog on the greenway, they can work on their physical form in the fitness area. It is located along the greenway that leads to Ruoms.
In the municipal park, outdoor playground will make happiness of the young children under the supervision of their parents.
Close to the new Community Hall, the lovers of pétanque are welcome. They will find pitch to practice this sport indissociable of the Provence culture. Parking spaces are also available to park your car.
The village of Pradons has about 500 souls in the winter, who sometimes find themselves under the snow. In the past, the villagers used to bake their own bread in the communal oven, which is located just a few steps from our gîte. This oven is sometimes put into operation by lighting a wood fire directly in the oven chamber. The embers are then removed and the residual heat is used to bake the bread.
The result is a very appetizing loaf of bread that allows you to appreciate the flavour and quality of old-fashioned bread.
You are thirsty after a hike. You want to diner in a calm, peaceful and relaxed environment. Try the Roadster !
Pradons is a rural village with vineyards grown with passion to offer you quality wines. Visit the cellars to get convinced !
From few hundred meters of the house, load up on fresh produce in summer to the supermarket SPAR. A gas station is also available for your car.
Welcome to Pradons. Enjoy the tranquility of our village and yet be close to all the tourism spots of South Ardèche.