The rules to observe in the Ardèche river Gorges nature reserve

The Ardèche is a class II river, meaning that it is without any major difficulties, but the following safety information should be respected so that your trip goes off without a hitch.

  • Participants should know how to swim and be over the age of seven.
  • Never remove your lifejacket, which must be attached to the canoe/kayak.
  • Respect the nature reserve.

  • Bring your rubbish back to the start-off point.
  • Rough camping is banned. Camping is only authorised in the pay-to-stay bivouac areas (Gaud and Gournier).
  • Access to boats is banned after 6pm in the Ardèche Gorges Nature Reserve.
  • Parking outside of the authorised areas between 8pm and 6am is prohibited.
  • Sailing by night is prohibited.