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Vallée de l'Ibie

Remarkable natural site.
The Ibie Valley is a sensitive and remarkable natural space.
Its turquoise waters on its limestone bed offer a striking landscape.

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The Ibie has its source at the foot of Coiron, in Villeneuve de Berg on the edge of St Jean le Centenier, then crosses St Maurice d'Ibie to flow into the Ardèche near Vallon Pont d'Arc.

Along the Béalières, old mills, waterfalls and white pebble beaches, discover this superb but fragile valley.
It is not uncommon to see it dry in summer, but infiltrated in its limestone bed, it continues to flow underground, only to resurface a few hundred meters further, to hide again a little lower.

To discover this superb valley, it is recommended to visit it in autumn or spring, when the greenery of the vegetation competes in beauty with the turquoise waters.
Picnic areas are easily accessible for families in the village of St Maurice d'Ibie and in the hamlet of Sallèles.
If you discover fossils in the riverbed, take a photo of a souvenir and put it back down: subsequent visitors will thank you and the relief will be preserved.
To educate your children about the importance of water, a “Water is Life” game trail is available. For smartphone enthusiasts, the fun and connected route of Les Sallèles is what you need. Randoland trails will help you discover Villeneuve de Berg and St Maurice d'Ibie in a fun way with children aged 4 to 12.
Many hikes cross this magnificent river, as well as mountain bike trails and horse riding trails.

A leaflet “Welcome to the Ibie Valley” by the “Syndicat de Gestion des Gorges de l’Ardèche” is available in your Tourist Office:
I live in a living and sensitive environment, I preserve it:
I stay on the marked paths
I don't light a fire
I keep my dog on a leash
I don't do wild bivouac
I bring back my trash
I am as discreet as possible

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Equipments : Play area Car park

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Vallée de l'Ibie

Natural wonder, Rock, Valley / glen, River
Vallée de l'Ibie
2 place de la Mairie
07170 Saint-Maurice-d'Ibie

The nearest tourist office

Gûlwen Heide - Barbara Jarjat - Rendez-vous en Terres Ardéchoises
Located at: Mirabel
Berg & Coiron Tourist Information


The Grotte Chauvet 2 Ardeche

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