Activities Unique to the Drôme

If you want to spice up your holiday in the Drôme, try some of the unique activities available less than 1h30 from Les Bastets campsite. 

Whether you’re looking for original activities to do with the family, or you’re a thrill-seeker in search of an adrenaline rush, there are unique activities to suit all tastes between the Drôme and the Vercors!


Unique Activities in the Drôme for Families and Children

Here are some local places you can visit with your children during your stay at our campsite in the Drôme over a weekend or longer.

The Pierrelatte Crocodile Farm

This farm located deep in the Drôme is a rich and captivating nature park. In addition to crocodiles, you can admire turtles, lizards and many species of birds, as well as tropical plants and large trees.

Le Palais idéal du Facteur Cheval

Be sure to add Le Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval to your to-do list, an architectural masterpiece by a self-taught artist with a passion for Baroque art and an extravagance to rival Dalí. Ferdinand Cheval spent 33 years of his life building his monument. Today, it’s a must-see attraction in the Drôme.

Visit the Miniature Provençal Village

The Provençal village is a unique activity to plan with your family in the Drôme. Built by talented master santon makers, it is the largest creation of its kind in the world. It comprises more than 80 houses ranging in height from 1 to 1.20 metres. They were built using the most common building materials in the region: stone, wood and cement. Reviews praise how realistic the village is. Just like a trip to Provence! 

The Via Ferrata

The Via Ferrata du rocher de St-Julien is one of the most beautiful in Europe at 1700 m long. Located in the Drôme and Vercors regions, it offers several route options, including one specially adapted for families,  Pitchouno (“the small”). At 170 m long, you can finish this basic family route in 30 minutes to 1 hour. A unique experience out in nature!

Unique Activities in the Drôme for Thrill-Seekers

If you love a good scare, the local activities below are perfect for you.

Aeroplume Flight in a Cave: One-of-a-Kind

You can explore Salamander Cave on an Aeroplume flight. This lighter-than-air balloon is steered using 2 large ‘fins’. There’s no need to worry about safety; a professional will accompany you. A unique experience!

Hiking in Gueulards Canyon

This beautiful and unique hike in the Vercors will take you through gorges and steep cliffs. The narrow passages and cairns you will have to cross will certainly make your head spin. This moderately difficult 10.2-kilometre hike can be completed in less than 4 hours.

Rappelling Down Crest Tower

Rappelling down this historic monument, the tallest dungeon in France, is a unique experience. You’ll descend the 52-metre tower under the supervision of state-certified professionals. Due to the popularity of this unique attraction, you will need to book in advance.

Trapeze Lessons

Located in Margès in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Les Siamangs trapeze school offers classes for all ages from March to December. The classes are taught by experienced instructors. You’ll master basic tricks such as the hock, split and simple pass during your very first lesson. Excellent customer reviews for this activity!


During your family holiday in the Drôme and Vercors regions in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, add one of these activities to your schedule!