We stayed near the village of Vallon-Pont-d’Arc at the head of the Ardèche Gorge. created by the river cutting a dramatic canyon through the limestone. Vallon was the centre for camping, kayaking and cycling.
The surrounding area was mainly vineyards and lavender fields. After two lovely days the weather turned wet and we decided to head for home. The drive up out of the valley was spectacular, hairpin bends climbing through craggy limestone cliffs. Unfortunately the weather made it impossible to take photographs.
We spent one night north of Dijon at a fuel station and the following night in Calais at Cité d’Europe before catching Eurotunnel to Folkestone.