The Pont d’Arc is a natural stone bridge over the Ardeche river in the Ardeche department in southern France.
The arch has a length of 60 meters and a height of 54 meters and was opened by the Ardeche river. It is a site known for canoeists. It is also called the “natural entrance door” of the gorges de l’Ardeche.
In the summer it is very busy at the Pont d’Arc. Many tourists enjoy a day out at the Pont d’Arc. Many canoeists canoe a tour that starts a few kilometers before the Pont d’Arc and can be 6, 15 or 20 kilometers long. In addition, it is possible to jump from a plateau into the water from about 5 meters and from about 25 meters high.
Access : Coordinates: 44.381944, 4.416667 / The Pont d’Arc is about three kilometers away from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc towards Saint-Martin-d’Ardeche.
- The nearest town is Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, 3 km away. It is a popular rowing paradise along the Ardeche River.
- On February 24, 2020, Frenchman Sebastien Tyrode went under the ark with a paramotor.
- In 2017, the American climber Chris Sharma followed the ascent of the vault (8b +) in psicoblock with key passages located between 20 and 30 meters.
Activities : sightseeing / photo opportunities / trekking / Scenic Driving- Auto Touring.
Go next : Vallon-Pont-d’Arc : a town and commune in the Ardeche departement, in south of France. / Orgnac l’Aven : village in the Ardeche departement, in south of France.