Squeezed between the river channel of the Rhone and the purple looking ridges of the Alpes lies the region of Drome Provencale, where rolling green hills hide charming villages and elegant chateaux. A holiday rental villa in Drome Provencale is a magnificent getaway, where every sense will be enlightened, and every member of your family will be entertained and relaxed.
The rich variations in landscape make Drome Provencale accommodation an absolute treasure for anyone with a love of the great outdoors. The wild forests that carpet the steep gorges and mountain peaks are havens for nature, whilst the lush green plains and mountain bowls provide stunning settings for the ancient Drome Provencale chateaux that give the region such a timelessly beautiful appearance. There are endless walking, horse riding and mountain biking routes throughout Drome Provencale, as well as tougher mountaineering routes to tackle.
Anyone with a love for food will be right in their element in a Drome Provencale property rental. The black truffles found in the region are famous throughout the Rhone-Alpes, whilst the Picodon cheeses and nougat de Montelimar are impossible to resist. Fine eating and god living are important in Drome Provencale, and long, leisurely lunches in one of Drome Provencale’s many top class restaurants can take many hours with ease, especially if you are enjoying one of the many world class wines produced in the area with your meal.
The cultural heritage of Drome Provencale is not to be overlooked either. The turbulent past of Drome Provencale is clearly denoted by the many large castles, fortresses and fortresses, many of which are still in tact. The famous castles of Suze-la-Rousse, Grignan and Aulan are among the most impressive castles to visit from Drome Provencale accommodation. Right across Drome Provencale are a huge range of sights to enjoy. Three of France’s 100 most beautiful villages can be found in the region, La Garde Adhemar, Montbrun-les-Bains and Le Poet-Laval whilst the Romanesque churches of Sainte Jalle and Saint Restitut cannot fail to endear. The Truffle Museum in Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux is certainly worth exploring.
Nyons is a gastronomic centre in the south of France. Known especially for its olives and olive oils, Nyons is the finest medieval market town in the whole region. The natural splendour of the region is perfectly complimented by the ancient buildings and modern spa facilities of the town, providing a fantastically varied and completely relaxing break in the sun.
This is the region where the rain of the north completely gives way to the sunshine of the south of France. The whole area is blessed with almost endless sunshine, with summers stretching from mid-May right through until late September or even October. During the summer months, daily peak temperatures can be expected between 25 and 35°C daily.
Nimes (FNI) and Marseilles (MRS) airports are the closest to a holiday rental property in Drome Provencale, both located around 100km from the centre of the region. Ryanair provide a great range of direct flights to Nimes, whilst Marseille in inundated with flights from the UK on a daily basis. Taking a hire car when visiting self catering holiday accommodation in the area is strongly advised.