Françou et Loulou Bonzi
590A, Route de Vallon
Le Clos du Riou
07150 Orgnac l’Aven – France

LAT : 44°31.105'N
LONG : 004°43.190'E

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Cultural discoveries

In Orgnac l’Aven :


  • The “Aven” : visit the cave system now a listed “Grand Site of France” where History began more than 110 million years ago and the regional Prehistory Museum.

  • The local wine cellar: wine testing cellar and wine shop Open every day between May and August and Mon – Sat noon between September and April. In summer, you can visit the vineyard (one guided tour a week) -
  • You can buy in Orgnac, at the groceries/tobacconist’s, all local products such as honey, jam, goat’s cheese, traditional cooked meats and the grocer’s and her brother’s home made wine (AOC Côtes du Vivarais): Françoise and Serge Coste -



In the surroundings :

  • Provencal markets : on Thursday in Vallon-Pont-d’Arc (16 km from Orgnac), on Friday in Barjac (9 km), on Saturday in Pont-St-Esprit (20 km).
  • Remains and flea markets dot the road of the past around Orgnac :
    • The Roure Castle, in La-Bastide-de-Virac (7 km) is a 15th century fortress with its own silk culture site and its ghost!
    • Aiguèze (14 km) is a medieval village perched on a peak, listed one of the most beautiful villages of France and which dominates the Ardeche River.
    • Antiquities fair in Barjac (9 km): twice a year (Easter and 15th Aug.)

  • Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, a place of interest not to be missed!
    • The Pont d'Arc cavern(or the Chauvet cavern).
      Pont d'Arc cavern (Ardèche), tickets
    • The Gorges de l’Ardèche (12 km): the tourism itinerary snakes in the natural reserve of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, above the dug in limestone canyon.

  • The Pont d'Arc is the natural entrance door of the Gorges de l'Ardèche and the starting point for canoeing on the river.


In the Cèze Valley :

  • La Roque sur Cèze, charming Provencal village, hung on a peak. The Sautadet cascades, where the onrush Cèze River dug huge holes.

  • La Chartreuse de Valbonne: visit the 13th century monastery and taste the wine.