Massif Central

Ardèche - Cévènnes


March and April and early May
are excellent months for this region. Already by February, there is a nice springtime sensation. The nice feeling of being in the midi de la France. This is the prefect place for a smiley break after a long gloomy winter.

General touring

Ardèche, Cévennes, Vivarais
region, offers countless goals of walks and excursions. Vallon Pont d'Arc in the gorges de l'Ardèche, Viviers, and the Chauvet cave are classic examples.

Fly Fishing

Shallow clear fast waters. Nice boulders. Wild brown trouts. Fishing by exploration of currents and hides. The Fishing License for the early season is at around 54 euros.(23 euros after June 1st).


The average price of a guided day is 106 euros

Our selection of accomodation for Ardèche - Cévènnes -

Countryside inns - appartment hotels - 3star hotel in a little spa town

From 38 to 91 euros per night for a double room

Les Cévènnes


More below: Picture of your guide & obituary Jack Hemingway

The Grayling

Most fishing is for brown trout but some rivers of the area host beautiful graylings (Thymallus, thymallus).


Readings and memory

Not to well scanned picture of Jack Hemingway fishing the river Altier, courtesy of.... nobody ! (1)

Jack Hemingway was the elder son of the writer. He was the Bumby of the Moveable feast, his mother was Hadley Richardson. fished several times in France firstly when he was parachuted near Lodève for a mission with the French resistance, during WWI. Again during a trip to visit again at peace time these places he kwew in the clandestinity. Again during his honeymoon in the Pyrenees. Again when he was invited by Charley Ritz to fish the chalkstream la Risle in Normandy. Jack Hemingway died at the age of 77 in December 2000.

(1) The picture was found in the only book by Jack Hemingway, published in 1986 under the title Misadventures of a Fly Fisherman - My life with and without Papa - Taylor Publishing Company. Dallas Texas. We do highly recommend the reading of this very pleasant book.