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 Rhone-Alpes. See also our Drome travel guide

Aubres

photo of Aubres

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

See guide

Crest

photo of Crest

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

See guide

Grignan

photo of Grignan

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

See guide

 
 

La Garde-Adhemar

photo of La Garde-Adhemar

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

See guide

Le Poet-Laval

photo of Le Poet-Laval

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

See guide

Mirmande

photo of Mirmande

The medieval vilage of Mirmande retains its original ramparts and it really is one of the 'most beautiful villages in France'

See guide

Montbrun-les-Bains

photo of Montbrun-les-Bains

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

See guide

Montelimar

photo of Montelimar

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

See guide

Nyons

photo of Nyons

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

See guide

 
 

Palais Ideal

photo of Palais Ideal

One of the most unusual monuments in France, the Palais-Idéal is a fantastic creation that incorporates many different styles

See guide

Puygiron

photo of Puygiron

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

See guide

Romans-sur-Isere

photo of Romans-sur-Isere

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

See guide

Tain-l'Hermitage

photo of Tain-l'Hermitage

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

See guide

Valence

photo of Valence

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

See guide

For more information see the Drome 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

Tourist attractions to visit in Drome

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