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An enchanted escape with the sweet scent of lavender…
The Drôme, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, is a department known for its diversity of landscapes. Let the scent of the lavender fields as far as the eye can see intoxicate you. From top to bottom in this beautiful region, you’ll see villages perched on hillsides and some of the most beautiful villages in France where you can get the best of local crafts. Meet the artisans, creators and farmers who will explain their trades and exceptional local products (ceramics, porcelain, wine, lavender, etc.)
At the foot of Mount Ventoux, you enter the Drôme Provençale, a little taste of Provence. You can also explore other stunning landscapes in the Vercors Regional Natural Park and Baronnies Provençales Regional Natural Park. The Drôme is a perfect holiday destination between culture and recreation, preserved nature, beautiful villages, breathtaking scenery and thousands of gourmet flavors.
The Drôme has something for the whole family among the many riches the department has to offer.
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Palais des Bonbons du Nougat et des Souvenirs
Lac du Pas des Ondes
Forêt de Saoû
You won’t have time to get bored during your stay at Les Bois du Châtelas.
Montélimar, the capital of nougat, smells like the south with its traditional Provençal atmosphere. Walk through the old town and see the castle with your family. Dieulefit is also worth a visit. This town, classified as a tourist destination, is known for its pottery and protected culture and nature.
Then, explore six of the most beautiful villages in France in the Drôme: Châtillon-en-Diois, Montbrun-les-Bains, Mirmande, La Garde-Adhémar, Le Poët-Laval and Grignan. The villages perched on hillsides throughout the department are incredibly beautiful.
Beautiful cultural sites are scattered throughout the department. The Grignan renaissance castle, Suze-la-Rousse castle, home to the university, and Montélimar castle, which dates from the 12th century, are all places not to be missed when you stay at our campsite. Also don’t miss the unique Palais du facteur Cheval, located nearby in Hauterives.
Plan your own traditional Drôme menu, paired with delicious local wines, to be enjoyed in moderation of course. Start with some succulent lamb from the Hauts du Diois, then continue with an excellent AOP or IGP goat’s or cow’s cheese (Saint-Marcellin IGP, Picodon AOP, and more) and finish with a Pogne de Romans, a soft cheese in the shape of a crown. Let yourself be tempted by one last little treat: Montélimar nougat!
There is something for all ages among the variety of activities available in the Drôme. Enjoy your favorite activities in the middle of nature, surrounded by breathtaking views. For example, as you hike through the Omblèze Gorges in the Vercors Regional Natural Park, you will be immersed in an exotic, tropical atmosphere. Rock climbers can climb the limestone cliffs or go to the Archiane cirque, gateway to the Vercors high plateaus.
The Drôme River and lakes are perfect for water sports fans (swimming, canoeing, fishing, etc.). If you’re more comfortable in the air, head to the Séderon air field and admire the lavender fields under your feet as you paraglide. Finally, fans of via ferrata will find something for them in Buis-les-Baronnies. The Saint-Julien via ferrata is one of the longest in Europe, spanning 1700 meters.