Just spend some time rambling up and down the narrow alleyways that weave their way up and down the steep hillside on which this charming village stands. Stop and look upwards to and see the little arches and architecture.
Market day is on a Monday morning.
The Ardeche Gorge is a must, you can take a round trip through the Gorge, taking in a visit to one of the many caves on the way. Stop off at the Pont d'Arc and don't forget your swimming trunks, maybe even hire a canoe, but be careful, there are millions of people along this part of the river.
From Largentiere go towards Ruoms,Vallon Pont d'Arc, Saint Martin d'Ardech,Laval St Roman, Le Garn, then to Orgnacl'Aven back to Vallon Pont d'Arc, Ruoms and back to Largentier.
This is a lovely day outing, taking in the most beautiful sites nature has to offer.
Try taking the Circuit Montagne Ardechoise, it's full of wonderful views, lovely villages and there's also a waterfall. The route is not for the faint hearted, there are some pretty hairy bends and narrow roads.
Leave Largentiere in the direction of Aubenas and out to Val les Bain ( a spa town, worth a look). Take the D578 towards Antraigues ( with a pretty church). Mezihlac next then onto Lachamps Raphael,take a left to Burzet and watch out for the view point overlooking the Ray Pic waterfalls. Then head back towards Aubenas and Largentier.
We found this little bar in a quiet little square in Largentiere, we only had a Panache (beer and lemonade), but, they also had a small dinning room and served local food which looked delicious.
The service was friendly and quick.
The Auberge restaurant is one of the best restaurants I have been to. It is in a beautiful setting with good staff and excellent service.
Dine outside on the terrace or inside in the amazing "cave" like dining room, you will not be disappointed.
They also do grills, you cook your own food on a hot plate, at €9:90 (2010) it is well worth the money and it included the drinks.
Favorite Dish: I had steak, salad and potatoes, another time it was salmon, they do a speciality Chestnut ice cream.
We tried the grill, it came with three different meats and fries, we had a salad starter and caramel custard for dessert.
This amazing,colourful little shop is the first thing that strikes you as you enter from across the bridge into Largentier. It's like an Aladdin's cave, full of pottery, Art and plenty of local crafts and food. The shop goes on and on, back into more rooms and more gifts, there's plenty to see and admire.
What to buy: We bought some large French coffee mugs, the gentleman inscribed names on them for us and gift wrapped them at no extra cost. They also had local honey,wine and artisan pottery, plus much more.
I noticed more and more bikes, both motorised and peddle cycles on the road, you need eyes in the back of your head. I have no objections to bikers, but please keep an eye out for them, as they weave in and out of traffic, sometimes on the inside and between vehicles.