Family Adventures at Domaine de Segries


Experience the exhilarating three-day canoe descent of the world famous Ardèche river in the south of France and enjoy the activities and local attractions at our lovely centre.

  • family adventures at domaine de segries

Tackle the dramatic three-day descent of the Ardèche River and enjoy the activities on-site.

Stay at Domaine de Segries and paddle your way through the stunning deep gorges of the Ardèche and get up close to the famous Pont d’Arc, a 60m high natural rock arch. Plus, the descent includes thrilling white water rapids.

During your time on the river you will stop for leisurely picnic lunches and have time to enjoy a swim. At the end of each day we’ll return you, via coach, to your accommodation. This superb, laid-back centre is located near Vallon Pont d’Arc and is set in 20 acres of wooded grounds, close to the Ardèche River, in the heart of southern France.


Chalets: Chalets A sleep a minimum of four people and have two bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities. Chalets B have four bunks all in one room and en-suite bathroom facilities (families of three or less will share one chalet and families of four or more will share adjacent chalets).

Tented Village: Each tent has framed beds and foam mattresses (you will need to bring your own bedding or sleeping bags). Toilets and showers are close by. Families of three or less will share one tent, families of four or more will share two adjacent tents. The village also benefits from having a shared lounge tent with electrical supply, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities.


Within the 20 acres of grounds you will find a large Ardechois farmhouse with many of the central amenities, as well as an outdoor swimming pool, volleyball pitch and football pitch. Other on-site activities include Jacob's Ladder and mountain biking.

There is also a large bar with outdoor seating, arcade games and table tennis.


  • Fantastic canoe descent of the renowned Ardèche gorge
  • Relaxed, private centre with outdoor pool
  • Beautiful local area to explore
Domaine de Segries Facilities

Activities available

Every day is different
The site has extensive grounds containing activity bases for abseiling and other activities. It also has boules pitches and areas for ball sports such as volleyball, football and basketball.

Evening entertainment
Enjoying fun evening activities together as a family has always been part of our inclusive formula so there will be plenty of social fun evenings on offer to.

In the area
The most popular off-site activities:

  • Vallon Pont d'Arch (15 minutes) and Barjac (10 minutes)
  • Pont d'Arc (15-20 minutes)
  • Avignon (1 hour, 30 minutes)
  • Nimes (2 hours)
Select an activity for a full description


Time together
Eating together is an important part of any Family holiday and we know how tricky it can be to please everyone in the family. PGL Family Adventures include breakfast, lunch and dinner; making food one less thing for you to think about.

Something for everyone
We source fresh regional produce whenever we can and you’ll always find a good selection of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables on offer every day. The menu will always include a vegetarian option and we will try to provide a taste of local cuisine whenever possible. We aim to provide a balance of food which is familiar but also gives guests the opportunity to try food influenced by the area they are visiting. A range of salads is available at lunch and dinner time and fresh fruit is available at every meal.

Our Group leaders are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything on the menu that they enjoy. If necessary our catering teams will be more than happy to prepare something special.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and water are available with meals and in France a glass of wine will be included with your evening meal. There are also water fountains available around the centre.

A dining room with a difference...
Meals will usually be served in the dining room, although at some centres there may be a barbeque on one evening. Guests bivouacking over night in the Ardèche Gorge will enjoy a meal prepared by our staff in the outdoor cooking area at the campsite and if you are out and about enjoying an excursion at lunchtime then our catering team will provide a delicious packed lunch for you to take with you.

Food at Caythorpe Court
Download our sample menu


Sample Day

Sample day at Domaine de Segries
Schedule Activities
Breakfast Wake up and head down to breakfast to fuel up for the day. Choose from a large range including a hot cooked breakfast, cereals, toast, yoghurts, porridge and a selection of drinks. Make sure to fill up your drinks bottle to take on the river with you!
Morning Canoe descent of the Ardèche River
Lunch We'll stop off on the river bank and have a hearty picnic lunch in the sunshine, taking in all of the beautiful scenery of the Ardèche! 
Afternoon Canoe descent of the Ardèche River
Dinner After parking up the canoes, we'll head back to Domaine de Segries by coach and get ready for dinner. Our outdoor dining room is perfect for the warm evenings and offers a different menu each night. 
Evening Entertainment Enjoy evening entertainment as a family or just send your children and get some 'me time'. With different entertainment each night from quizzes to talent shows, there's something for all the family to enjoy!
Relax Head back to your room or to the bar to relax and wind down. Get a good night's sleep ready to do it all over again tomorrow!

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.


2016 Ride the Ardèche Rapids Adult and Child Room Prices
Holiday/ Dates
(Click to view holiday)
Adult Child (7-18)
Ride the Ardèche Rapids - Chalet Village A/
7 nights (Mon-Mon Own Travel)
15/08, 22/08
£639 £539
Ride the Ardèche Rapids - Chalet Village B/
7 nights (Mon-Mon Own Travel)
15/08, 22/08
£559 £459

Prices (£) per person.

Travelling to Domaine de Segries

There are numerous options available for travelling to Domaine de Segries:

  • Our holidays are self drive (ferry travel not included).
  • Calais ferry port is approx. 9 hours drive away.
  • Arriving by air? We advise you to hire a car for the duration of your holiday. Approx. Driving distance from nearest airports: Nimes 1.5 hours, Montpellier 2 hours, Lyon 3 hours.

Customer reviews of this centre

“We absolutely LOVE PGL. This was our 6th holiday with you... That says it all :-)”
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R Cathpole-Williams
August 2015
“All the staff were outstanding in their enthusiasm, support, knowledge of the area and duty and care for us with safety being at the forefront at all times”
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Mrs Ling
August 2015
“Brilliant, action-packed fun for all us us! I would recommend canoeing the Ardeche River and do it with PGL.”
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Mrs Whicker
August 2015