From the outside, it’s a veritable limestone citadel offering panoramas which induce a sense of contemplation. In the interior, pride of place goes to delicate wild orchids (including the precious ophrys of the Drôme) or the haughty posture of a chamois sentinel. Enchanting, winter come summer.
The Parc naturel régional du Vercors is a huge natural playground, first designated 45 years ago. It covers 85 communes, 37 of which are in the Drôme (the others are in the Isère). The park is divided into 8 natural areas, which include the Vercors Drômois, the Royans Drôme, the Gervanne and the Diois. .
As regards sporting opportunities, there are over 3,000 potholing sites (caves, chasms and sinks – ‘scialets’) to indulge cavers. The GTV trails (Grandes Traversées du Vercors) are open all year round on foot, horseback.