At the Autoroute du Soleil! :DMaking a road trip allows you to pass through places and see things you would otherwise not have seen. While heading to Arles we came across an "aire" which had a museum and a watchtower. This view over the highway was our reward for taking a rest there.
We started our trip with our headquarters in Arles. Arles is a tiny city with a nice historical centre. In one day you've seen all of the most important monuments, but it's an awesome base to visit the region.
Then it was time to change bases and go to Vallon Pont d'Arc, a small, but highly popular spot for campers in the Ardèche region. I had never heard of, but apparently my grandparents had had their holidays there when they were 30 or so. :p Again this was a perfect base to travel around by car. On our way to Vallon Pont d'Arc we made a detour past the Pont du Gard.
Arriving in Vallon Pont d'Arc we had to look for a camping. The one we had found had suffered from a storm the week before so they couldn't accept tents. We then visited at least ten campings but they were all closed. Apparently most campings are open until half September... We found one that is the whole year open where we could place our tent with view on the river.
On our first day in Vallon Pont d'Arc we went to Aven d'Orgnac and the Bois de Païolive. The Aven d'Orgnac is a wonderful cave. The hour-long tour left a great impression on us!
Closeby the cave there was a forest, the Bois de Païolive, with three different trails where we got amazing views.
On our last day we visited the Cascade du Ray Pic, a waterfall.
We spent our last evening in a restaurant which has the best ice cream desserts! Imagine a cheesecake made with cheesecake ice cream, a coconut bottom and a passion fruit collis. It's even better than it sounds!
It took a while to write my road trip adventures down, but finally here they are! Have you ever made a road trip?