Gateway to the south of France, the Drôme shines with a thousand and one flavours. It is an ideal destination to recharge your batteries and enjoy yourself. The sun shines, the brightness adds to the beauty of the landscapes. From villages perched in country markets, we trace a charming itinerary of stopovers in a magnificent environment. You have the choice of monuments and sites to discover, some very popular such as the Crocodile Farm (Pierrelatte), the Ideal Palace of the Horse Factor (Hauterives) or the Chocolate City (Tain l'Ermitage). There are also castles, including the unmissable Grignan castle where the Marquise de Sévigné ended her life and which hosts remarkable nightly festivals every summer

The Drôme offers a very rich patchwork of soft and hilly north, dotted with orchards and villages of character, to the Provençal Drôme of olive groves and lime trees, vineyards and lavender, the wild massif of the Vercors to the Diois, a small jewel far from the cities where alternative life choices are experienced, against a background of ecological houses, organic vegetable gardens, recycling, circular economy... Friendliness and solidarity are on the agenda, so much so that some people decide to settle there all year round. Others can still camp on the banks of the Drôme, under a yurt, stay in a tree house, hike with donkeys, paraglide, fly in the air, follow in the footsteps of the Huguenots, chew and enjoy a plate of local charcuterie accompanied by a small local wine, at noon before choosing a starry table and great wines in the evening.

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When to go to Drôme?

When to leave? You can go to the Drôme all year round. It is even easy to come from Paris by TGV and arrive directly in the city, in Valence or Montélimar, for a city stay in any season. But of course, summer is the great tourist season in Drome, when you can enjoy the banks and white waters of wild rivers, the scents of lavender in bloom, the delicious fruits and vegetables of the Rhone Valley, the hum of bees and the song of cicadas. Autumn sees the wine festivals. At Christmas, markets and illuminations delight the villages. In February, we celebrate the olive. And when it snows, the resorts of Le Vercors and Le Diois invite you to enjoy the joys of skiing.

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