to visit



Grignan



Grignan is a beautiful little Provencal village located 12km from Mas de l'Adret.

Market day: Tuesday morning.

Its main attraction is its Renaissance style castl made famous by Madame de Sévigné. Grignan has many restaurants and a few small souvenir shops.
We recommend the following restaurants:
Le Clair de la Plume, starred restaurant
La Ferme Chapouton
L'Epicurieux
L'Heureux Hasard
Grignan Tourism Office: http://www.tourisme-paysdegrignan.com/fr/index.html

Grignan Castle
Located 15 minutes from Mas de l'Adret, Madame de Sévigné’s famous castle is open to the public all year round. Each year, as part of the "Night Festivities" from 23/06 to 22/08, the castle serves as a backdrop for a great show. This year’s show will be "Fracasse", according to Théophile Gauthier. Directed by Jean Christophe Hembert
Other events are offered all year round: classical/jazz concerts, exhibitions, etc. http://www.chateaux-ladrome.fr/fr/chateau-de-grignan

The Correspondence Festival From July 7 to 11 the Correspondence Festival takes place, you can find actors from French comedy, musicians, orchestras in the street or in concert, exhibitions… 2020 Theme: Revolutions.
http://www.grignan-festivalcorrespondance.com/




Taulignan



Located 5 minutes from Mas de l'Adret, Taulignan is a fortified town, surrounded by a circular enclosure which constitutes the exterior walls of private homes. The ramparts date from the 14th century. If you want to know more about the medieval village’s history, as well as the peculiarities, the Association of Eleven Tours invites you to a guided tour.
At the Info Point, you will find "Guide sheets" for a free visit of the village.
Guided tour - Taulignan town hall

See also: The Silk Museum

From 1730, Taulignan welcomed the first silkworm stores. The Silk Museum traces the entire history and decline of this activity which made Taulignan one of the silk thread production jewels in 1750.
http://www.ot-valreas.fr/fr/activites/idees-famille--26pisor100070--atelier-musee-de-la-soie.html


Dieulefit



Next to le Mas de l'Adret is Dieulefit, a potters' village with its small Friday morning market. Many hiking trails.


Taste their famous Picodon! The Cavet company collects and refines goat cheeses from the Drôme. The regional specialty picodon is the company’s flagship product produced according to the methods of yesteryear.
http://picodon-cavet.fr/
Tourism office http://www.paysdedieulefit.eu/index.htm

POËT-LAVAL & LA GARDE ADHEMAR



A Medieval hilltop village classified "One of the most beautiful villages in France". The fortified village of Poët-Laval, dominated by its imposing medieval dungeon, stands out spectacularly against the backdrop of wooded hills which surrounds the small town of Dieulefit, in Drôme Provençale.

http://lepoetlaval.org/decouvre-le-poet-laval/visites/

Nyons



Nyons is renowned for its black olives and its AOC oil and for its historic remains: the Romanesque bridge, the archaeological museum.


Provencal market on Thursday morning and craft market on Sunday morning (in summer season)
Tasting of the region’s different agricultural products, go to the Nyons Cooperative: http://www.vignolis.fr/fr/cooperative/magasins/nyons

VAISON-LA-ROMAINE



Take advantage of your stay at Mas de l'Adret to visit Vaison-la-Romaine. Large market on Tuesday morning.


Recognized archaeological site with its Gallo - Roman residences, castle ruins, small shaded squares, narrow streets and fountains. At the top of the upper town an exceptional panorama of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail awaits you.
To see: The archaeological museum Théo Desplans. http://www.vaison-la-romaine.com/spip.php?page=histoire-et-pat Patrimoine

MONT VENTOUX



Mont Ventoux is located just 40 minutes from Mas de l'Adret. A must for cyclists but also for hikers, trail runners, paragliders and downhill skiers!


http://www.lemontventoux.net/
http://www.stationdumontserein.com/
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Ventoux

Orange



The city of Orange alone holds 2 important witnesses of the Roman era: the Arc de Triomphe and the Antique theater, monuments classified as Unesco World Heritage sites http://www.orange-tourisme.fr/

avignon



Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon has kept an exceptional heritage from its history, a large part of which is listed as Unesco World Heritage: the Palais des Papes and the Pont d'Avignon but also the Place du Palais with the baroque facade of the mint hotel, the Petit Palais museum and the Doms cathedral, as well as the ramparts from the Doms garden to the Bridge.

European city of culture in the year 2000, Avignon also vibrates to the rhythm of its cultural events: opera, permanent theaters, music shows, theater or dance all year round. It is also the city of Henri Bosco, and the one where in 1947 Jean Vilar founded the Avignon Theater Festival, one of the most important creative theater festivals in the world.

http://www.avignon-tourisme.com/

THE CASTLES OF THE DRÔME



GRIGNAN CASTLE



https://www.chateaux-ladrome.fr/fr/chateau-de-grignan

SUZE-LA-ROUSSE CASTLE



https://www.chateaux-ladrome.fr/fr/chateau-de-suze-la-rousse

MEDIEVAL PALACE OF MONTELIMAR



https://www.chateaux-ladrome.fr/fr/chateau-de-montelimar

THE CREST TOWER



52 meters high, the Crest Tower is the tallest dungeon in France. Its construction began in the 12th century. Built on a rocky outcrop, the Crest Tower is originally the major component of a vast fortress which dominates Crest and its valley. Guardian of the Drôme Pre-Alps, she was throughout the Middle Ages at the heart of struggles between lords fighting for her possession.
From 1419, it became the property of the Kings of France who conceded it to different families including the Grimaldis, princes of Monaco. Fearing the importance of the fortress, Louis XIII ordered its dismantling in 1633. Only the Tower escapes destruction and then serves as a prison until the 19th century. It became national property after the Revolution and was listed as a Historic Monument in 1888. In 1988, the City bought the Tower from a private owner.
http://www.tourdecrest.fr/