Drôme offers a cornucopia of fine produce – visit its mouth-watering markets for gorgeous fruit, veg and cheeses, or exceptional herbs, olives and truffles.
Further culinary specialities include delicious Royans ravioli, Montélimar nougat and Valrhôna chocolate.
Drôme wines are of a high quality, going from the exclusive appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) territories of Hermitage and Crozes-Hermitage in the north to the excellent Côtes du Rhône, Côtes du Rhône-Villages and Grignan-les-Adhémar (formerly Coteaux du Tricastin) AOCs in the south.
And let’s not forget the sparkling delights of Die up the Drôme. Savour the county’s best produce in its stellar restaurants, such as Pic in Valence, run by Anne-Sophie Pic, the only woman in France to have won three Michelin stars in recent times, or in the simpler but enchanting Bistrots de Pays, country inns offering hearty, well-priced fare. Some restaurateurs offer inspiring cookery courses.
Look into learning more about le vin at Suze-la-Rousse’s castle turned wine university!