At the Mas des Faïsses, everything gravitates around gardens, nature and the environment. You can come for a guided tour of the organic gardens, or participate in training workshops to learn how to garden organically.

You can also just take advantage of the calmness and the sereneness of the surroundings to relax and rest. Not far away is a bathing spot, the Ligne River is a 15 minute walk away and there are many outdoor activities to be enjoy.

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Nature and Leisure activities

There is no shortage of activities in the area near the Mas des Faïsses. 

If you love history and old stones, you should visit the medieval fortified town of Largentière, not to mention the other surrounding medieval villages.

For sporty people, you have your work cut out for you ; there are numerous mountain biking trails, horseback riding centers, canyoning, outdoor climbing sites...

And of course, one of the highlights of the region : canoeing.  Vallon-Pont d’Arc is only 20 kilometers away.

The “Caverne” is now open as well.  It is a replica of the Chauvet Cave.  Be sure to reserve ahead of time online because it is extremely popular Book  

You can watch a fantastic ARTE documentary online :


Hiking is still one of the most popular activities in Ardèche.  The Mas des Faïsses belongs to the “Couleurs Randos” network and can offer numerous hikes, going about or with the possibility of having your luggage transported to the next-step lodging.

The “GR de Pays” hiking trail, part of the Tanargue tour trail system, passes right in front of our door.

Maps are available onsite, showing hundreds of kilometers of paths to hike within a radius of 30 km. 

Hiking with a donkey, a mule or a horse

In such steep and mountainous regions as these in Southern Europe, merchandise was transported using mules up until the 19th century. 

Inspired by the writings of Albin Mazon, a local figure who wrote “Les Muletiers du Vivarais et du Velay”, four hiking paths have been identified and adapted to help you discover the commercial exchanges that once existed between the high mountain regions and the valley. 

Located along a former mule path, the Mas des Faïsses can offer room to house your hiking companions  : donkeys, mules or horses.

More information about the mule paths is available at

Fly fishing

For those who love fishing, the Val de Ligne recently opened a fly-fishing route a few kilometers away from the Mas des Faisses.  Fishing licences are available at the Largentière Tourist Office.  

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