10 essential activities in the Drome
Now that you have put your bags down at Les Bastets campsite, prepare to discover the region! Drome has a lot to offer for all tastes and all budgets.
The Ideal Palace of the postman Cheval
Something between a work of art and a building, the Palace deserves a visit. Designed and built by just one man, the Ideal Palace is reminiscent of iconic buildings around the world – in India, Egypt, Algeria, and …medieval towns if Europe. Styles and eras intersect, giving the building its aura of strange, disparate beauty.
The Crocodile Farm
If you’re bored with traditional zoos, you’ve come to the right place. Here you can see 23 different species of crocodiles, from the caiman to the albino alligator. You can also see here some rare turtles, tropical birds and fish. La Ferme des Crocodiles is open every day, including Sunday.
This rustic castle, built in the 11th century and then re-built by the Adhémar family, has been a stately palace, fortress and prison. Today, it is a listed historical monument and is open to tours, which allow visitors to see its various wings including the Narbonne tower, constructed in the 1200s.
The Via Rhona
If you took your bike on vacation, here is a greate route for you. This road, with a total length of 815 km, runs along the Rhône valley and allows you to admire the Drôme landscapes at your own pace.
The Labyrinths of Hauterives
This crossover between an adventure course and Jurassic Park is something your children have probably been dreaming of seeing. Here, everything is designed to thrill, scare and delight. Slalom between life-size dinosaur reproductions!
The Palace of Candy, Nougats and Souvenirs
In Montélimar, this deliciously decadent palace invites you to indulge with no regrets whatsoever. From nostalgia-flavoured sweets to the great Haribo classics, now is the time to learn more about sugar, manufacturing techniques but also food hygiene.
An incredible Drôme forest spread over 2,500 hectares and is the destination for hikers: different hiking circuits allow you to choose the level of difficulty and learn more about the rich local flora and fauna.
The Peyrins Laser Game
In a managed and secure forest, embark on a thrilling game and lead your team to a victory! Targets, watchtowers and obstacles make the competition ever more exciting.
The Valence Museum, Art and Archeology
Travel in time stepping into this impressive museum which hosts a collection of 20,000 works, from prehistoric artefacts to contemporary artworks. Sculptures, ceramics, and ancient sculptures offer visitors an opportunity to admire human creativity since the earliest ages.
The 3 Becs hike
Perfect for those who crave heights, this 5-hour circuit passes through the 3 beaks that can be seen from the Saou forest: the Veyou, the Signal and the Pelle.