Rhône-Alpes

Drôme

Drôme
The Essential
Drôme, harmonious and welcoming, attracts many visitors, not least those who come to contemplate the only Naïve architecture in the world and one of the main draws of this département: the Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace (Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval), in Hauterives.
From Drôme des Collines to Drôme Provençale, and not forgetting the southern Vercors, gaze upon the view of the hilly landscape that heralds the start of the Forêt de Saoû, contemplate the medieval ramparts of Suze-la-Rousse, sample Montélimar nougat, as you inhale the fragrance of the lavender. You will get a sense of the balance reigning here between nature, home-grown specialities, culture and history.
With towns as inviting as Valence, with its large student population, the Drôme can definitely set you up for a fine holiday!

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Drôme

Regional nature park of Vercors Regional nature park of Vercors
Regional nature park of Vercors
La Chapelle-en-Vercors
5:00
Combe Laval Combe Laval
Combe Laval
La Chapelle-en-Vercors
Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace
Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace
Hauterives
1:30
Château de Grignan Château de Grignan
Château de Grignan
Grignan
1:30
Tomb of Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace Tomb of Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace
Tomb of Postman Cheval's Ideal Palace
Hauterives
Rousset Pass Rousset Pass
Rousset Pass
Saint-Agnan-en-Vercors
1:00

Our reports

Odile Tassi, in the heart of Provencal Drôme’s lavender fields

In Provencal Drôme, a woman with piercing lavender-blue (what else!) eyes transforms this much-loved plant into an order to breathe in deeply!
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