Païolive Wood

Don’t miss out on discovering the Bois de Païolive during your holiday in camping Ardeche at Mazet Plage! If there was to be a starting point to the many places of interest to see in the Southern Ardèche, Le Bois de Païolive could be it.

A natural area of ecological interest

A nature reserve and an essential part of the Ardèche’s natural heritage, this remarkable site is an essential part of your family holiday in the southern Ardèche, which is located at the foot of the Cévennes, on the border of the departments of Ardèche, Gard and Lozère. Since 1934, this ancient forest has been protected and classified as a natural area of ecological, faunistic and floristic interest. A secret destination for holidaymakers and walkers looking to recharge their batteries in the heart of an authentic and preserved nature, the Bois de Païolive has the mysterious side of the legends of the Forest of Brocéliande with the added bonus of sunshine. An ideal place for a trail in the middle of nature, a picnic in the shade of an oak tree, or a walk to discover the fauna and flora of the South Ardèche region, you will be bewitched and your holiday will be magical. A nesting site, there are also many species of birds and it is not unusual to come across beavers..

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A hiker’s paradise

A hiker’s paradise, the Païolive wood offers several signposted footpaths, such as the “sentier de la Vierge”, the “sentier de la corniche” or the “boucle du randonneur”. Dolmens or sculptures with improbable shapes resulting from the erosion of limestone rocks (the bear and the lion, the tortoise, the bird and its nest…) the Païolive wood is an invitation to travel: everything here seems to have been carefully arranged to take you back in time and to follow in the footsteps of our ancestors. The Païolive wood covers more than 1600 hectares in the three communes of Les Vans, Banne and Berrias-et-Casteljau where you will find all sorts of amenities. Nearby, you can also go down the river Ardèche or visit Vallon Pont d’Arc during your stay in Ardèche!