Our favourites

The top 10

From the cliffs of the Vercors to the plains of Provence, from the sun-drenched vineyards to the upland villages, Drôme is both shadow and light, spacious yet intimate. From one end to the other, Drôme is a mosaic of scenery with breathtaking panoramas, perfumed with the fragrances of the South.
We have selected ten of the most important Drôme sites to give you a preview of this holiday destination! And if you want to know more about our favourites, our best addresses and our advice to tourists, follow the guides … or rather the menu, which will take you where you wish to go!

Le Palais idéal du facteur Cheval

1- Five exceptional places

1- Five exceptional places

1- Five exceptional places

1- Five exceptional places

La Tour de Crest

1- Five exceptional places


2- Regional natural parks

Diverse landscapes, an outstanding natural environment, remarkable and well protected flora and fauna: you will find it a pleasure to follow the trails of the Vercors and the Baronnies Provençales Regional Natural Parks.

Regional nature parks

3- Lavender

The mild climate and the low humidity of the air make the Drôme a world leader in the production and transformation of perfumed, aromatic and medicinal plants. A concentration of aromas which knows no rivals, envelops us and makes us feel good.

Savours and smells

Anne-Sophie PIC composant une assiette
Anne Sophie Pic

4-An outstanding woman chef

She’s already won all the highest accolades. Voted ‘chef of the year 2007’ and the only woman with three Michelin stars in France, Anne-Sophie PIC is the worthy heir to her great father, Jacques. Over the past year, once again, the food critics have been unanimous in singing her praises. Her concoctions are presented in the most refined manner, and offer a whole gamut of unexpected flavour combinations.


5- A sparkling wine

AOC Clairette de Die is a sparkling wine made from a mix of small white Muscat grapes and white Clairette ones. It’s made according to an ancient local Diois method by which the fermentation occurs naturally in the bottle.

The wines of the Drôme

6- A museum to crunch

Official provider to the greatest chefs and the best pâtissiers,  the Chocolaterie Valrhona, at Tain- l’Hermitage is also the first to have produced the ‘Grands Crus de chocolat’ in submitting its products to the same sort of scrutiny as the wines of the same distinction. A not to be missed gourmet and sensorial experience: a visit to the ‘Cité du chocolat’.

Cité du chocolat Valrhona

Olives noires sur une branche

7- The specialities of the Drôme


7- The specialities of the Drôme


7- The specialities of the Drôme


May the taste bud celebrations begin: nougat from Montélimar, olives and olive oil from Nyons, truffles.


9- An unusual place

La ferme aux crocodiles

An unsual place to see absolutely in the Drôme provençale !

La Ferme aux Crocodiles

Village de Montbrun-les-Bains

10- A village


Set in stunning scenery between the Baronnies mountains and Provence’s Mont Ventoux, this village stands in the southeast corner of the Drôme, a part of France that inspired the great pacifist, rural writer, Jean Giono.


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