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Places to visit

The Drome is a wonderful region, and there are of course many interesting and challenging places to visit during your stay text text text

click here for a list of places to visit.

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Eating Out

Regional Specialities

  • ravioles (little squares of pasta stuffed with goat's cheese and herbs)
  • black Tricastin truffles
  • black olives and olive oil from Nyons
  • picodon (little goat's cheese) See Picodon Festival
  • nougat from Montélimar
  • young guinea-fowl (pintadeau)
  • peaches - apricots - cherries - pears - walnuts - asparagus - melon
  • pogne from Romans
  • suisse from Valence
  • caillette from Chabeuil


Clairette de Die, Hermitage, Crozes-Hermitage, Côtes du Rhône, Coteaux du Tricastin, Châtillon-en-Diois

Restaurants are good value - click here for a list of some of our favourites

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Shopping and Markets

Our favourite market is Die on a Saturday morning. The market square, shaded by plane trees, is packed with stalls selling arts & crafts, food , herbs , and wine. There is a stand doing poulets rotis (chickens) - reserve one and take it home for lunch. Convenient cafes overlook the throng.

Crest also has a big market on Saturdays and smaller fruit and veg market on Wednesdays.

Saillans has a fantastic market on Sundays and you can stop at Le Tunnel creperie for lunch afterwards.

Most things, including banks are shut on Mondays and between 12.00 and 14.00.
Markets kick off at 9am and finish fairly promptly at 'midi'. Don't be caught out.

click here for a list of shops, markets and supermarkets

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Sports and Activities


Very popular in the region. The Tour de France often passes by en route to the Vercours.


An easy paddle down the Drome for most abilities. Get dropped off at Pontaix then canoe back down to the canoe hire in Saillans (2 hours).

click here for Lido Canoe


Horse riding is Western style with long stirrups and cowboy hats.

click here for the Riding School


There is a great guidebook by the phone in the kitchen.

click here for a Walking Guide

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