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Make a holiday rental house or property in Drome, France your home away from home

Found deep in the south of the Rhone Alpes region of eastern France, Drome is a small department with a huge appeal. The Tour de France passes through the department on many stages, taking advantage of the peace and tranquillity of the department, as well as the spectacular scenery. The wild landscapes and isolated villages, especially in the northern part of the department, cannot fail to capture your heart, and the fine wines produced in the area don’t hurt the Drome holiday experience either!

Things to do on holiday in Drome, France

The rural areas of Drome are stunningly beautiful and hugely varied. There are endless walking, cycling and riding routes through the department, allowing visitors to see the rich wildlife of France in its natural habitat. Drome houses France’s largest nature reserve, the Vercors Nature Reserve encompasses regions of forests, rivers and huge limestone overhangs, which is the focus for climbers throughout the year. The countryside is a haven for outdoor activities, from para-gliding and hang gliding to mountain climbing and from cycling to canoeing, and any equipment or advice you may need during your stay in a Drome property is easily available.

The largest medieval building in the world is located within the department, and it really is an impressive sight. Found in the town of Crest, the keep stands 170m high, and for those with good nerves, you can abseil down the face! Throughout the villages and towns of the department you will stumble across a huge number of historical gems, so anyone with an interest in history will be hard to make leave the department at the end of your holiday!

Places to visit on holiday in Drome, France

The Roman town of Die is a great place to take holiday accommodation in Drome, France. The town offers a taste of Drome in a nutshell, with a range of beautiful historical monuments from the Roman amphitheatre to a dramatic castle, access to some of the most astonishing countryside, the Ardeche Gorges, and home to one of the department’s best wines, the Clairette de Die. If this is your first visit to Drome, property rental in Die may be the perfect place to take your first rental.

Weather in Drome, France

In the summer, the clashes of colour from the azure blue sky, the dark green forests and bright purple of the endless lavender fields creates an amazing sight. Summers seem amazingly long from a Drome property, with average temperatures of around 28°C lasting from early June until mid-September. In winter, the higher regions in the north do become quite cold, but the majority of the department enjoys temperatures of around 12°C during the middle of the day.

Cheap flights to Drome, France

There isn’t an international airport in Drome itself, the closest being Nimes (FNI), Marseille (MRS) and Geneva (GVA) in Switzerland. Otherwise, the TGV high speed trains arrive into the town of Valence, taking just two and a half hours from Paris.

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Drome Holiday Homes & Cottages (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Relaxing in Provence

4 of 5
The interior of the gite is the most pleasant we have come across in the ten years or so that we have been visiting this part of France. It was light and airy and the open plan gave a wonderful feeling of spaciousness. It was a pleasure to eat in rather than outside, which was just as well, as the steps down to the small outside sitting area would have made it very tedious to set up a meal and in any event, the metal garden furniture and small table set on bare earth was not exactly inviting. The owners were very friendly and considerate but they spoke hardly a word of English despite the fact that the site details indicated both French and English were spoken. This information should be amended. It is true they had a friend, to whom we were introduced, who spoke perfect English, being born and brought up in the UK but he was not living on site. The gite was extremely difficult to find and it did not show up on our Satnav. It is much nearer Nyons than Venterol and if we had not found someone in Venterol who not only knew where the Granjon residence was but was with an American friend who could translate for us, I doubt we ever would have found it. He actually drove there and we followed. The following two days we still got lost trying to find the gite and it was only on the third day that we managed to work out a reliable route. The advert did say the property was unsuitable for the disabled, so we had no-one but ourselves to blame for finding the number of steps we had to negotiate a bit of an effort- my wife is presently walking with a crutch having broken her hip earlier this year and I have arthritis in both knees and ankles. We also found the very low bed and unusually low toilet rather inconvenient but maybe this would not worry fitter and younger guests. Nevertheless, we had a very enjoyable holiday and felt very welcome. The gite is set in a beautiful location with lovely views.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

A beautiful apartment in a wonderful location.

5 of 5
Jean-Luc could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Nyons is a beautiful town and this apartment was the perfect base from which to explore both it and it's environs.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017