For a thermal spa pampering, head into southeast Drôme for the Thermes de Montbrun-les-Bains, set below the lovely village of that name, and recently refurbished. There are many other smaller providers of well-being breaks around Drôme offering deeply relaxing get-aways.
Many use the herbs that thrive on Drôme’s hillsides in their treatments, as well as lavender – lavender fields abound along the Drôme River and in Drôme Provençale.
As well as making a glorious sight in June and July, when you might follow Les Routes de la Lavande (the lavender roads), the lavender fields provide longer-lasting essential oils.
You’ll find a whole range of products made from Drôme natural ingredients in the county’s shops, making for lovely, sweet-scented, maybe even stress-busting gifts!