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Bois de Paiolive, Les Vans

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Oak and white oak trees blanket Bois de Paiolive, a haven of biodiversity. Investigate the primeval woods' extraordinary limestone formations dotting the landscape. Hiking along the well-marked trails is a good way to touch and smell the rich collection of vegetation, though be aware that you'll need to climb a few stones along the way. Add Bois de Paiolive to your Les Vans travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Les Vans road trip website.
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  • We chose to do a little Hike with the kids and grand parents - you need to be active and not afraid to climb. The majority of the hike is easy to travel, however there are a couple of spots, which...  more »
  • This is really a must see if you are in the region. Very special place mystique and enchanted. Until now I have never seen anything comparable to this special forest.  more »
  • One of my favorites place in Ardèche. When is burning hot, this forest offers a good way to spent some time walking by the shade of the trees. Its labyrinth looking paths are a cool way to entertain children. You have 3 circuits at your disposal, the yellow one is definitely the best with the view over the Chasezac river at the top of the cliffs. (Beware of you have children it could be dangerous). My recommendation would be to take half the blue circuit and half the yellow circuit by the cliffs. The place is a little crowded on July and August so recommend to go early because parking is limited.
  • Beautiful route, you may not be afraid to drive briefly past other vehicles/rocks. A fun experience!
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