Le Couradou
Maison d'hôtes de charme en Ardèche (Labastide de Virac)

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... the ideal base to discover the region ...

The central location of Labastide de Virac is an ideal base to discover the Ardèche and its surroundings. Tourist information is at your disposal to browse through and plan your outings.

Chauvet cave replica in Vallon Pont d’Arc : Discovered in 1994 by speleologists, the Chauvet cave contains the world's oldest known cave paintings, dating back 36,000 years. Recognized as World Heritage Site.

  • Labastide de Virac: with impressive castle (Château des Roure)
  • Gorges of the Ardèche: 300 meter deep canyon is within walking distance
  • Route of the Gorges: 35 kilometers long with the most remarkable views
  • Vallon Pont d’Arc: tourist town, central in the Ardèche region.
  • Aven d’Orgnac: the only listed cave in France “Grand Site de France”
  • Crocodile farm in Pierrelatte

Daytrips to Avignon, Arles, Nîmes, Uzès, Vaison-la-Romaine, Pont du Gard, nature reserves of Cevennes, Camargue, Luberon and the Mont Ventoux

Small picturesque villages nearby: Barjac, Ruoms, Largentière, Balazuc, Labeaume, Vogüé, Banne, Naves, Aiguèze and many others.

Côtes du Rhône vineyards : Châteauneuf du Pâpe, Lirac, Tavel, Gigondas

Typical markets with local produce : Barjac, Uzès, Vallon Pont d’Arc, Ruoms

Antique and flea market: enormous 5-day antique fair at Easter and around August 15th in Barjac

We have all necessary information to organise your sporting activities.

  • From the Couradou there are a number of marked walking paths
  • Kayaking on the Ardèche
  • Speleology
  • Mountainbiking and biking
  • Horseriding
  • Adventure park
  • Parachute jumps and parapente
  • Flights with small aeroplane or ULM above the Ardeche gorge
  • Quad