Lanarce / Ardèche
BETWEEN THE CÉVENNES AND THE ARDÈCHE, A MAGNIFICENT, AUTHENTIC AND UNSPOILT REGION
Equidistant from Puy-en-Velay and Aubenas, the hotel des sapins is located near many remarkable sites in Ardèche but also in Haute-Loire and Lozère. Lanarce is situated on the borders of three departments and formerly three historic provinces: Gévaudan (that of the Beast); Velay (Le Puy-en-Velay) and Vivarais (Mende). From the hotel, you can explore the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, which combines nature, culture, history and gastronomy in such an ideal way.
Your hosts, Charlotte, Babeth and Jacques Ollier, will be happy to advise you in this discovery.
To begin... surrounded by magnificent fir forests, pastures and rivers, the village of Lanarce, on the Ardèche mountains, offers beautiful prospects for nature lovers and hikers. Fishermen will tease the trout in the Espezonnette (river classified in 1st category) a few meters from the hotel, hikers will take the Napoleonic way to join the GR 4 and 7 and the Stevenson Way while contemplatives will enjoy the shade of the fir trees.
Heritage lovers will be able to admire the Ranc Courbier, the neo-Romanesque church built in 1875 in the heart of the village, and will shiver as they cross the threshold of the sadly legendary Auberge de Peyrebeille. The scene of an astonishing succession of crimes in the 19th century, it inspired Claude Autant-Lara's film with Fernandel, "L'Auberge Rouge" which made it famous.
Nearby : the Tanargue Massif (15 km), Arlempdes and its medieval castle perched on its rocky peak (16 km), the Mont Gerbier de Jonc and the sources of the Loire (21 km), the Monts d'Ardèche Regional Nature Park (23 km), the roofs of the Ardèche (Mont Mézenc at 24km) and the Cévennes (Mont Lozère at 39 km), the Ray Pic waterfall, the lakes of Issarlès, Bouchet and Naussac, Aubenas and its castle, Antraigues-sur-Volane (village of Jean Ferrat), the Caverne du Pont d'Arc (replica of the Chauvet Cave)...
There is definitely no shortage of treasures to discover in our area... Do not hesitate to ask us, we will be happy to guide you.