Multiple activities and natural sites THAT WILL CHARM YOU FOREVER!

The Ardèche Méridionale and the Camping Le Petit Bois offer the perfect setting to meet and share new experiences! The campsite is the ideal place for a sporting, cultural or relaxing vacation: canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, market mornings, visits to villages of character, sports and nature afternoons, beaches and swimming, canoeing, walks and hikes, discovery of the gastronomic and wine-growing regions.

The river at 600 m from the campsite! Beaches and swimming in the Ardèche

The southern Ardèche is very appreciated for its numerous natural beaches of pebbles or sand.
Within a radius of 2 km from the campsite, you will find some nice little swimming spots. The Beaume and the Ardèche are very popular with campers who like to swim and cool off in the hottest hours of the summer, dive from the top of the rocks or simply spread out their towels and bask in the Ardèche sun!

At 600 m from the Camping Le Petit Bois (5 minutes on foot), holidaymakers can enjoy swimming in complete safety. The children will have fun in the shallower areas without current while the adults will enjoy a sunny and lazy break or dare the most daring dives. Thrills guaranteed!

From the campsite, along the gorges of Baume in particular, you will find beautiful bathing sites, more discreet and remote, in a setting just as exceptional. The Ardeche is home to a multitude of beaches and there is no shortage of opportunities to take a dip!

5 activities to do with your family

Discover ideas for outings and outdoor activities in the south of Ardèche with Camping Le Petit Bois and its partners. A large choice of activities (with participation) to give rhythm and color to your camping vacations in the south of Ardèche!

The descents of the Ardèche in canoe

Les Argaunautes offers you the possibility to rent canoes to discover the Ardèche as close as possible to nature. From the bases of Ruoms and Vogüé you will discover the magnificent and majestic Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Pont d’Arc (a UNESCO world heritage site) or the nature reserve. + More information on the Ardèche by canoe

Discover the Ardèche on horseback

The Chavetourte Equestrian Center invites you to discover the surroundings of the campground on horseback! On the program: a walk in the plain of Saint Alban Auriolles in the middle of the garrigues with a passage along the Ardèche river, a descent of the Chassezac, a hike through the hills overlooking the village of Labeaume or the discovery of the Fontvive resurgence

The canyon base of Besorgues

Go for an adventure in the heart of the Besorgues valley and try canyoning, caving or tyrolean traverse around Aubenas and the caves of the Gorges de l’Ardèche, the Via Ferrata at the Pont du Diable, the giant abseiling near Vals les Bains and Aubenas… so many activities in rivers or in the middle of the nature to discover absolutely during your camping vacations!

Accrobranche in Ardèche

The Adventure Camp in Vals-les-Bains and Grospierres is an open-air playground ideal for a family day out! Courses adapted to all ages, giant zip lines, monkey bridges, Tarzan lianas…you’ll have plenty of thrills! Aventure Camp is also a game forest for children (from 2 years old), a Laser Game and a paintball.

Golf course

The Golf du Château de Bournet in Grospierres opens the doors of its course of 52 to 284 meters nestled in a pleasant setting on the banks of the river Vébron: a fast and technical 9 holes to enjoy your favorite sport during your stay in the Ardèche. In summer, the campsite organizes with the Golf of Bournet a competition, all to your swing!

Would you like to fish in the Ardèche?

At 2 minutes walk from the Camping Le Petit Bois, you can fish on the banks of the Ardèche, a first and second category river, in an enchanting setting where nature, fauna and flora are preserved.

Are you new to fly fishing? The surroundings of Ruoms and the region of Vallon Pont d’Arc are the ideal playground for river fishing. The campers will be able to fish small fry (bleak, gudgeon, perch…), but also barbel, carp and chub, while admiring the magnificent landscapes. The risk? Let yourself be distracted by the beauty of the place when the fish bites!

The Ardèche Plein Sud: rivers and streams of great quality for sport or leisure fishing!
Camping and fishing in the Ardeche is also about casting your line in the tributaries of this beautiful river which rises in the Cevennes and flows into the Rhone. The Beaume, the Chassezac, the Drobie and the Ligne offer the possibility to practice fishing in all its forms!


In the summer, early morning or late afternoon are the best times to make good catches, when the river is calm and fresh.

You didn’t think of bringing your fishing equipment in your luggage? The Tabac des Remparts store in Ruoms offers everything you need to fish in the Ardèche as well as a fishing card.

Important! Obtain a specific fishing permit in the center of Ruoms (800 m from the campsite):