Cascade de Pisseveille (Vallon pont d’Arc)

Cascade de Pisseveille is in potential a tall waterfall, located in a touristic area, east of Vallon pont d’Arc, near Chames in the region Rhone-Alpes/Ardeche, France. If you want to visit this waterfall, be sure that it is after a long period of rainfall. End of april 2023 I wanted to visit this hidden gem but there was no water in the waterfall. That morning it rained a few hours, but that wasn’t enough…

From Vallon pont d’Arc take road D290 to the west past Chames. Almost 2 kilometers of Chames there is a sharp bend in the road where there is also a parking: this is the trailhead to a viewpoint on Cascade de Pisseveille. The trailhead is a little difficult to find but you clearly can see a path going down.

From the parking it isn’t very far (600 meter) before you reach a viewpoint on Cascade de Pisseveille but the trail descents 100 meter in a short time. With wed weather is can be slippery and is then not really suitable for children. When at the bottom of the gorge (at the river) you probably can see Cascade de Pisseveille. From the viewpoint you will see a single drop of 80 meter. You can walk towards the base of the waterfall through the riverbed.

Cascade de Pisseveille is a beautiful waterfall in a rainy period (winter or Spring), but in spring/summertime the waterfall totally dries out. That is the reason why I adjusted my rating to 1.5 stars…

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About Cascade de Pisseveille (Vallon pont d’Arc)

LocationVallon du tiourre/Chames-Vallon pont d'Arc
RiverRuisseau de Pisseveille/Tiourre
Best visitWinter-Spring-after rainfall

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