Family Adventures at Domaine de Segries

Ardèche

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.

Accommodation

This relaxed, woodland centre offers three types of accommodation. Two bedroomed chalets with a small lounge/ kitchen area and bathroom. Or smaller, simpler single roomed chalets with four bunk beds and an en-suite bathroom.

Please note: For tents and our smaller chalets, families of three or less share one tent/ chalet, families of four or more share two adjacent tents/chalets.

Facilities

When you're not paddling down the beautiful Ardèche River, back at Domaine de Segries there is a whole host of activities from the original Multi Activity programme for your family to have a go at. There's a huge Jacob's ladder, trapeze pole and traverse elements (an amazing sky high ropes course), sports pitches as well as tracks for mountain biking! Plus, there are plenty of areas to relax and unwind in the evenings including the bar and disco room with outdoor seating near the pool. 

Highlights:

  • Fantastic canoe descent of the renowned Ardèche Gorge
  • Relaxed private centre with outdoor pool
  • Beautiful local area to explore

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

Food

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.

Drinks
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 Ride the Ardèche Itinerary (based on 7nts)
Schedule Activities
Day 1 PM Arrive
Day 2 All day introduction to canoeing and begin Ardèche decent (first 4km)
Day 3 AM Mountain Biking
PM Jacob's Ladder/ Trapeze
Day 4 All day kayaking
Day 5 Free day to relax/ explore the local area
Day 6 All day Ardèche descent (12km)
Day 7 All day Ardèche descent (16km) 
Day 8 AM Depart

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the centre shortly before your arrival.
For sample itineraries of each holiday available at Domaine de Segries, please see the individual holiday pages which can be found at the bottom of this page.

Prices

To mark the beginning of our new 2017 season you can make HUGE SAVINGS by booking your 2017 holiday of six nights or more, frozen at 2016's prices!

Plus, one child goes completely FREE per booking!*. To get this great offer simply quote offer code LAUNCH17 when making your booking.

Click here to see all of our amazing 2017 Preview Event offers and offer terms and conditions.

2017 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*)
07/08, 14/08
2017 Price £639
2016 PRICE FREEZE* £639
2017 Price £539
2016 PRICE FREEZE* £539
Ride the Ardèche Rapids - Chalet Village B
7 nights (Mon-Mon Own Travel*)
07/08, 14/08
2017 Price £579
2016 PRICE FREEZE* £559
2017 Price £479
2016 PRICE FREEZE* £459

*Self drive only (ferry travel not included). Calais ferry port approx. 9 hours drive.

Prices (£).

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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Cathpole-Williams Family
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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Ling Family
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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Whicker Family
August 2015