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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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Officials in Ardeche shut down two out of four nuclear reactors at the Cruas-Meysse power plant for fear that branches and leaves in the floodwaters would clog cooling systems, officials said.
Much as we loved those Ardeche views, our next adventure was underground at the Grand Site Aven d'Orgnac caves.
Four nights' B&B in the Ardeche and Gard region starts at pounds 359 per person until October, including Eurostar and TGV train travel to Valence and hire car.
Ardeche accommodation varies from Bohemian caravans to self-catering cottages, campsites, hotels and restored chateaux.
The Ardeche is a warren of little towns and villages to explore, all with good food at every turn, a great destination for those out to sample, a hearty wholesome back to nature table.
A couple of hours drive from Lyon airport, Ardeche is in northern Provence, boasting breath-taking sights like the 20-mile descent of the Ardeche Gorges, 200ft high Ray-Pic Cascades and Issarles Lake at the bottom of an ancient volcano crater.
SCENIC: The landscape of Ardeche, Mas Nouveau, left, and the trusty donkeys of Badjane, above
Coming towards the end of my time in the Ardeche before I crossed the Rhone river into Vaucluse, I made my last stop in the pretty medieval village of Saint-Montan.
Around 40 pupils who had gone canoeing on the River Ardeche on Sunday were unable to return to camp at Lou Vala Gran due to severe flooding.