A kingdom filled with the perfume of lavender and aromatic plants, where Alpine and Provencal influences meet, this is a land marked by the presence of the men and women who have managed to bring out the best it has to offer.
On 8 December 2014, at Vinsobres, at the heart of Drôme Provençale, the French minister of the Environment signed a decree inaugurating the Parc naturel régional des Baronnies Provençales, protected landscape, the 51st in France. Astride South Drôme and the Hautes Alpes, the Park covers 86 communes, 52 of which are in the Drôme. This outstanding area is part of the ‘Préalpes’, which benefits from both Mediterranean and Alpine influences, and from remarkable biodiversity and landscapes.Shaped by centuries of farming practices, the landscapes and people of the Baronnies Provençales enjoy a shared past. This is why lavender, mountains and fields figure on the park logo.
Nature: 2 000 plant species and 203 animal species protected at either national or regional level (including 54 species of common interest such as vultures).Worth noting: the Baronnies Provençales are amongst the clearest regions in both France and Europe regarding freedom from light pollution. Far from major built-up areas, the night sky of the Park boasts an exceptional depth and clarity.