Drome places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Drome department of the Rhone-Alpes. See also our detailed Drome guide.

Drome sightseeing and tourist information

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Aubres

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further explore the small village of Aubres [...]

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Crest

The castle keep and its views are the most unmissable highlight when you visit Crest [...]

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Grignan

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan you will also discover various other places of [...]

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La Garde-Adhemar

Lovely views, a medieval garden, a 12th century roman style church are just some of the highlights in La Garde-Adhe [...]

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Le Poet-Laval

The cobbled streets of ancient Le Poet-Laval are pedestrianized, which adds further to the appeal of this lovely vi [...]

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Mirmande

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and it really is one of the 'most beautiful villages [...]

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Montbrun-les-Bains

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in France', is fascinating to explor [...]

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Montelimar

The town of Montelimar is famous worldwide for its nougat - be sure to sample some! [...]

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Nyons

The lively lower town and the narrow streets around the castle in the old town combine to make Noyons a pleasure to [...]

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Palais Ideal

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a fantastic creation that incorporates many diffe [...]

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Provencal Drome

This region of Drome is famous for its lavender fields, typically associated with Provence to the south [...]

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Puygiron

The small castle and pretty gardens add further to the charm of the small village of Puygiron [...]

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Romans-sur-Isere

The Collegiale church of Saint-Bernard is the highlight of a visit to the large town of Romans-sur-Isere [...]

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Tain-l'Hermitage

A town for gourmands, Tain-l'Hermitage is visited for its excellent local chocolates and the Cotes-du-Rhone wines [...]

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Valence

Although the famous local vineyards are the main attraction there is a great deal of interest in Valence itself [...]

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For more information about the department see the detailed Drome travel guide

 
 

Market towns & days in Drome

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Anneyron: Tuesday
Bourg-les-Valence: Wednesday & Sunday
Buis-les-Baronnies: Wednesday
Chabeuil: Tuesday
Crest: Tuesday & Saturday
Die: Wednesday & Saturday
Dieulefit: Friday
Donzere: Saturday
Etoile-sur-Rhone: Wednesday
Grignan: Tuesday
Hauterives: Tuesday
La Begude-de-Mazenc: Tuesday
La Chapelle-en-Vercors: Saturday (high season only)
La Motte-Chalancon: Monday
Livron-sur-Drome: Tuesday
Loriol-sur-Drome: Friday
Luc-en-Diois: Friday
Lus-la-Croix-Haute: Wednesday (high season only)
Montelimar: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday
Nyons: Thursday & Sunday
Pierrelatte: Friday
Portes-les-Valence: Thursday
Romans-sur-Isere: Wednesday & Tuesday & Sunday & Saturday & Friday
Saillans: Sunday
Saint-Donat-sur-l'Herbasse: Monday
Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux: Tuesday
Saint-Rambert-d'Albon: Friday
Saint-Vallier: Thursday
Suze-la-Rousse: Friday
Tain-l'Hermitage: Saturday
Valence: Wednesday all day & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday

Selected tourist attractions in the Drome department

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

Zoo or wildlife park

La Ferme aux crocodiles

4* Towns in Bloom

Montelier

Valence: Tourist guide

Towns of Art and History

Valence: Tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Cirque d'Archiane

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin des herbes

Jardin japonais

Parc Jouvet

Religious Monuments

Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer)

Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux)

Cathédrale Saint-Apollinaire (Valence)

Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar)

Regional Natural Parcs

Vercors

towns classified as Recommended Detours

Crest: Tourist guide

Nyons: Tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Mirmande: Tourist guide