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Ardèche

(ärdĕsh`), department (1990 pop. 278,800) in VivaraisVivarais
, region, roughly coextensive with Ardèche dept., SE France. Its mountainous terrain rises to 5,753 ft (1,754 m) in the Mézenc. Cattle raising is the chief occupation. Silk manufacturing has declined, but other textile industries still exist.
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, S France. Privas is the capital.
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The River Ardeche Between July 16 and August 26 the cost of the seven-night holiday for a family of two adults and two children (aged eight and over) is down to PS1,299 (saving PS533).
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Earlier inhabitants of the Ardeche, however, did not have such entertainment.
The parc is set in wooded grounds below the 17th century Chateau de Sampzon, but the focus is the Ardeche river, which runs along the bottom of the parc and has a private beach.
Next glamping port of call was 300 miles south east in the dramatic, mountainous scenery of the Ardeche, below the French Alps where canoeing, canyoning and mountain biking are a must.
Jean-Luc Flaugere, the association's president, said: "The wines of the Ardeche are not yet as well-known as they deserve.
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I represent something that is exciting and fun, and frankly that simply does not exist in the Ardeche, which is a bit of a backwater.
The Ardeche has a fabulous old world charm | The region's natural beauty is every bit as breathtaking above ground as below
DRAINING a glass of red at my third wine-tasting in five days, I''d almost forgotten I was on a trip to discover the great outdoors of the Ardeche and Vaucluse in Provence.
Next glamping port of call was 300 miles south east in the dramatic, mountainous scenery of the Ardeche, where canoeing, canyoning and mountain biking are a must for action-seekers.
The Gard borders the Ardeche region and the two share landscape features rooted in the propensity of the chestnut tree to thrive there.