A great destination for foodies

When it comes to gastronomy, Ardeche delivers every time.  So if an important part of your holiday means discovering a region through its local produce, this is the destination for you.   

Taste exceptional wines from winemakers keen to share their produce and expertise with consumers.  From north to south, Ardeche offers a wide range of vintages for wine enthusiasts through its AOP Côtes du Rhône wines.  From the north of the region, Condrieu, Cornas, Saint-Péray and Saint-Joseph, and further south, Côtes du Vivarais and IGP Ardeche. 

To promote this impressive wine heritage, the label ‘Vignobles & Découvertes’ – Vineyards and Discoveries – has been awarded to four destinations specialising in wine tourism: Condrieu en Côte-Rotie, Cornas en Saint-Péray, Hermitage en Saint-Joseph, and Vignobles Sud Ardeche. 


Did you know?

Ardeche is the leading producer of both chestnuts and wild blueberries in France. 

For centuries, the chestnut has been the product most closely associated with Ardeche.  Awarded AOP status, it stands with Picodon goat’s cheese and Fin Gas du Mézenc beef as a beacon of French quality and an emblem of the area.  But food fans can also enjoy other iconic local produce such as olive oil, truffles and saffron.

Our winemakers 

Well known to wine lovers, Ardeche welcomes visitors to its cellars and vineyards to meet wine makers who are both passionate and inspiring.

Wine tasting in a cellar
Dish from the restaurant "La Boria", holder of the Michelin green star

Our Michelin-starred chefs 

Ardeche boasts four exceptional starred chefs who never fail to impress with the flavours and presentation of their dishes, as well as their deep love and respect for local produce.

Our gourmet events 

Every year, Ardeche stages a wide range of food and wine festivals.  The ‘Castagnades’ chestnut festival.  Gourmet Autumn.  Grapepicker day.   The Blueberry Festival.  Winter truffle market.   The Fin Gras beef festival.  The Cornas wine festival.   Sweet Treats from Ardeche.  Truly something for all tastes! 

Concert in a vineyard cellar
Women at

Neovinum – a new museography

Immerse yourself in a new 45 minutes fun journey through the diverse landscapes and terroirs of the Ardeche vineyards and learn about tasting for all ages.

Prepare your holiday

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