The Drôme Provençale is situated in the Southern part of the Drôme, between the Dauphiné and the Provence. From the Préalpes till the Rhône valley, the Drôme Provençale offers an interesting landscape with small mountain chains (Baronnies, St Maurice, Vallée de Lez) and plain land (Tricastin).
Most of the inhabitants of the Drôme Provençale live in the Rhône valley and in the plain land of Tricastin. In the higher parts you will find very charming and characteristic small villages with only few permanent inhabitants. In the village of Rochefourchat there is only 1 permanent inhabitant. During the summer period these village are loved by tourists for their charm and character.
In the Drôme Provençale you will find lots of historical monuments such as the castle of Grignan famous through Mrs de Sévigné, or the castle of Adhémar, the monastery of La Trappe d'Aiguebelle, the caves cathédrales of St Restitut... Three of the most beautiful villages of France are situated in the Drôme Provençale :La Garde Adhémar with its medieval square and view at the canal of Donzère and the plain land of Pierrelatte. Le Poët – Laval; a characteristic medieval village. Montbrun les bains ; with its 17th century church and city walls.
In the Drôme Provençale you will also find the typical Mediterranean vegetation: Lavender fields and Provençal herbs : Thym, Romarin, Sariette, Verveine and Menthe...
Enjoy tasting the local products of the Drôme Provençale on one of the famous markets : Olives from Nyons, Nougat from Montélimar, Picodon (goat cheese), Tilleul from des Baronnies, black truffles from Tricastin... The Drôme Provençale also has a lot of wine producers : AOC Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône village, enjoy wine tasting at one of the vineyards.
The Drôme Provençale is an ideal holiday destination for nature lovers. Book a holiday rental in the Drôme Provençale to discover the Drôme Provençale with its charming villages, delicious local products and the very natural environment.
Some suggestions ... Activities and sightseeing in the Drôme Provençale :
Le pont roman de Nyons and le donjon féodal de Chamaret The truffle museum in Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Crocodile farm : La ferme aux crocodiles in Pierrelatte Visit the famous markets, terraces, cafés and restaurants in one of the charming and characteristic villages under the plane trees….