Lou Valagran
Cèze Valley

for secondary schools

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About Lou Valagran

Nestled in a shaded woodland glade on the banks of the River Cèze, Lou Valagran watersports and adventure activity centre is perfectly placed to experience the best the Ardèche region has to offer.

It's an ideal base for the thrilling canoe descent of the spectacular Ardèche Gorge and a great location to explore this stunning part of France in its full glory.

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  • Students - Purpose-built chalets sleeping up to 6, equipped with modern comfortable bunk beds and electric lighting
  • Teachers - Twin-bedded chalets with electricity, fridge and hot drinks facilities. Terrace and patio furniture

Chalet villages are positioned in well shaded areas and are ideal for accommodating different groups on site.


  • 3 'villages' with wooden chalet accommodation
  • On-site bar
  • Shop
  • Modern toilet and shower facilities
  • Recreation area with table tennis
  • Safe facility in main office

Activities available

Take to canoes to tackle the Ardèche with our canoe descent, cross the river to explore the beautiful vineyards and picturesque hills on our unique Cèze Valley Trek, take to mountain bikes to discover the traditional towns and villages nearby, or take a scenic hike to experience the stunning waterfalls at Cascades du Sautadet, there's no better place to inspire your students in the most beautiful surroundings.

We have a number of adventure activities on site for you and your group to use, or for the more adventurous, our canyoning excursion* will take your students off site on an exhilarating journey through gorges, plunge pools, caves and river beds for a unique experience they'll never forget!

See the evening entertainment available at Lou Valagran

*supplement applies

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Locally sourced, tasty meals with a continental flavour!
Our delicious menus provide a balance between the familiar and the opportunity to try food with a distinctly French flavour too.

  • Hot and cold meals with vegetarian options
  • Fresh croissants at breakfast
  • Homemade soup every day
  • Self-service salad bar
  • Fresh fruit with every meal
  • Allergies, intolerances and special diets catered for - see our Teacher Guide
  • Support for fussy eaters - see our Parent Guide

Sample Day

Sample day for Secondary Schools at Lou Valagran
Schedule Activities
07.00 - 09.00 Get up, get ready and fuel up for the day ahead
09.15 - 12.30 Morning activities - usually 2 sessions
12.30 - 14.00 Dry off & clean up. Time for a fresh & tasty lunch
14.15 - 17.30 Afternoon activities - 2 exciting sessions
18.00 - 19.00 Time to eat again - a different menu each day
19.00 - 21.00 Talent shows, campfires, quizzes and more. The evening entertainment programme keeps you laughing until bedtime.
21.00 / 21.30 Bedtime. Catch up on some zzz's and prepare to do it all over again tomorrow!

Sample Ardèche Adventure programme >

Excursions from Lou Valagran


Full day excursions

  • Aqualand
  • Avignon
  • Le Grau du Roi & Aigues Mortes
  • Canyoning

Half day excursions

  • 'Accroche toi aux branches' - Treetop adventure
  • Haribo Sweet Museum
  • Orgnac Caves
  • Pont du Gard
  • Caverne du Pont d'Arc (Chauvet cave replica)

Evening excursions

  • Goudargues
  • Bagnols-sur-Cèze
  • Vallon Pont d’Arc
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