Pont-en-Royans The Essential
Stendhal certainly wasn't wrong: this small town with a southern feel is exceptionally charming, thanks in no small part to the audacious architecture. Pressed up against the mountainside, with its pretty little narrow streets and tall, lop-sided houses, the rock is an integral part of the town's beauty. Don't miss the Musée de l'Eau (Water Museum). A forty-five-minute walk takes you to the Panorama des Trois Châteaux, with its fabulous views over Royans and the Isère valley.