Drôme is a dream for those who love long walks, mountain biking or horse riding. For lovers of culture, the city of Valence with its beautiful fountains and Romanesque buildings will leave you breathless. For lovers of wine, nougat, olive oil and nuts... this area is their dream!
The Vercors landscapes are ideal for long hikes on foot, horseback or mountain bike. This massif is full of pretty villages and monuments.
Montelimar is a lovely town, famous in France for the nougat and the large-scale cultivation of lavender. If you have a sweet tooth then you can’t miss a visit to the ‘Palais des Bonbons et du Nougat’!
To the east of Montelimar you will find the ideal place to relax; the ‘Base de Loisirs’. Here you can enjoy fishing, swimming or a relaxing ride in the boat. It is advisable to take a cruise on the Rhone and visit the city of Valence. This city, half way between Lyon and Avignon, welcomes you at the entrance to the South of France. Of Romanesque origin, Valence is built in terraces on the left bank of the Rhone and owes its charm to the beautiful fountains, such as the ‘Monumental Fountain of Eugène Poitoux’.
Also worth visiting is the Cathedral of Saint-Apollinaire which is full of statues.
Average summer temperature: 28 degrees
Full of monuments and the Vercours mountain villages
Go back in time in cities like Montelimar and Valence.
Nougat from Montelimar, olive oil from Nyons, pogne (bread) from Novels
Walking here is excellent, you will find special wild plants here. There is an ideal walk of about 2 hours mapped along the steep 'kalrotsen' through this special valley. You will not find a walking route like it, it truly is special.
Whats very important in the Drôme is the wine. So take the chance to take the untapped 'Vinsobres' home with you to enjoy with you and your family.
Part-Dieu is the largest shopping centre in France. With 260 stores and many restaraunts, it is sure to be a great day out.
This city is known for its 52 metre high Donjon (tower), the highest in France. It really is a sensational spectacle.