Whether you’re a resident, a vacationer, a spa-goer… discover our top spots for swimming!

Enjoy the beautiful Ardèche weather in Sources & Volcans by discovering our river and pool swimming spots. All the beaches listed below are monitored for water quality, allowing you to swim with peace of mind! You can also find lifeguarded beaches during the season.



Lalevade d’Ardèche

La Souche

Pont de Labeaume


Swimming in Thueyts

Baignade pont du diable à thueyts en Ardèche

Thueyts & its Devil’s Bridge

Not far from the beginning of the Ardèche River, the Devil’s Bridge is an unbeatable natural and cultural site during your stay! Enjoy a refreshing swim in a volcanic landscape.

A small parking area is located 100m from the bridge, but it has limited spaces. We recommend parking in the picturesque village of Thueyts and walking down the path, which takes about fifteen minutes as you pass under the road bridge. Along this small cobblestone path, you’ll descend while carefully following the basaltic flow until you reach the Devil’s Bridge.

Swimming in Jaujac

Jaujac & its Turbine Beach

A 5-minute walk from the center of the picturesque village of Jaujac, a wild site awaits you at the foot of the basaltic flows, offering a chance to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Lignon.

This beach is regularly subject to water quality analysis (monitored by the EPTB of the Ardèche watershed). It’s recommended to reach the beach on foot, and you can easily find parking in the village.

Baignade dans la rivière du lignon à Jaujac, plage de la turbine en Ardèche

Swimming in Lalevade d’Ardèche

Plage de la Clape, spot de baignade à Lalevade d'Ardèche

Lalevade & its “Clape” beach

In the center of Lalevade, at the end of a large wooded park, what a pleasure to discover this large sandy beach on the banks of the Ardèche. Relaxation for adults, sandcastles for the little ones. Happiness for everyone! Supervised site in July-August.

Learn more about the village of Lalevade d’Ardèche.

Swimming in La Souche

La Souche & its lake

In the extension of Jean-Moulin Square in the heart of the village, several water holes allow for swimming. During the summer, a water reservoir is used to create a pleasant, shaded water area, which is set up every year with water from the Lignon River. On-site, you can enjoy swimming in a natural setting, and it is supervised in July and August, ensuring a peaceful experience!

Plan d'eau pour baignade sur la rivière du Lignon à La Souche en Ardèche

River swimming, respectful bathing

Baignade d'un castor en rivière à Lalevade d'Ardèche, biotrésors du parc naturel régional des monts d'ardèche

The right actions for watercourses

Many animal and plant species inhabit our watercourses in the Geopark of the Monts d’Ardèche.

To ensure the maintenance of water quality and the sustainability of these species, it’s important to coexist harmoniously:

– Avoid building stone dams in the water, as they can have serious consequences for the aquatic fauna by disrupting oxygen levels.
– Keep the natural river environment clean by not leaving any waste in the water or on the beaches.
– Observe animals without capturing them, as all species are valuable to the biodiversity of our rivers.

Swimming in pools

Piscine intercommunale de Pont de Labeaume en Ardèche, baignade piscines

Intermunicipal swimming pool in Pont de Labeaume

Enjoy a swim in this semi-covered pool where various classes are available: aquagym, aquatraining, and aquabike…

Opened in 2015, it welcomes both the general public and school groups.

Remember to bring your swim cap, swimsuit (no shorts allowed), and a towel.

Piscine thermale en Ardèche

Thermal Pool in Neyrac-les-Bains

Enjoy a moment of relaxation and swimming by experiencing the spa circuit at the Neyrac les Bains thermal spa.

It includes access to the thermal pool with swan necks and a Jacuzzi, the vaporarium, the sauna, and Kneipp pools (hot and cold baths).

Don’t forget your swim cap, water shoes, swimsuit, and towel.

High-Quality Swimming

Baignade et protection des cours d'eaux en ardèche comme la rivière du lignon à jaujac

Ardèche Inf’eau plage

Sur le bassin versant de l’Ardèche, la qualité des eaux est régulièrement contrôlée.

Elle permet de vous informer directement sur les conditions d’accès à 26 plages publiques aménagées et contrôlées pour profiter au mieux de vos instants baignade