Ardeche is a department within the Auvergne Rhone Alpes vicinity of Southeastern France. It is called after the Ardeche River and had a populace of 320,379 as of 2013. Its biggest towns are Aubenas, Annonay, Guilherand Granges, Tournon sur Rhone and Privas. The area has been inhabited through people at the least because the Upper Paleolithic, as attested by the famous cave art work at Chauvet Pont d Arc. The plateau of the Ardeche River has large status stones erected heaps of years ago.
The river has the biggest canyon in Europe and the caves that dot the cliffs which move as excessive as 300 meters are recognized for signs and symptoms of prehistoric inhabitants. The Vivarais because the Ardeche is still called, takes its call and coat of fingers from Viviers which become the capital of the Gaulish tribe of Helvii part of Gallia Narbonensis, after the destruction of their previous capital at Alba la Romaine. The vicinity of the Vivarais suffered substantially within the 19th century with raids from Magyar and Saracen slavers working from the coast of Provence resulting in a normal depopulation of the place.