Things To Do in the Drôme When It Rains

Need a break from the daily grind? Take a trip to the Drôme, a charming department that’s great to visit all year round! There are exceptional sites to see in the vicinity of our campsite in Marsanne. There’s plenty to do with the whole family, rain or shine. So, what is there to do in the Drôme when it rains? Here are 6 ideas for places to visit within 1 hour of Les Bastets campsite!

Admire Grignan Castle

Grignan Castle is a Renaissance treasure! Nestled on a rocky outcrop in the Drôme, this gorgeous castle overlooks the village and surrounding mountains. A setting like this is well worth seeing!
Built in the 12th century, Grignan Castle is worth a visit for its beautiful Renaissance architecture and richly decorated interior. The votes are in: it’s one of the must-do outings in the Drôme when it rains.

Visit the Arnaud Soubeyran Factory Nougat Museum

What else can you do in the Drôme when it rains? Visit a museum, of course, and not just any museum! What about taking your children to the Nougat Museum? They’ll love it here, and so will you. This tour takes you on an immersive journey through Montélimar’s oldest nougat factory. Take the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of this sweet delicacy through its origins and special features… Calling all nougat fans!

Visit the Valence Museum

As you can see, there’s no shortage of leisure activities to do when it rains in the Drôme! This includes a visit to the Valence Museum. It’s a must-see if you love art and archaeology, with a collection of 20,000 works.
Located in the historical centre of the old town of Valence, the museum offers a breathtaking view of the Valence landscape, from the Vercors to the Ardèche Mountains.

Visit the Archaeological Museum

South-eastern France is full of museums. This means you have a great selection of activities to do with the kids when it rains. After a visit to the Valence Museum, we’ll take you on a journey back in time to the Gallo-Roman archaeological museum in Alba-la-Romaine.
As well as learning about the Alba Helviorum civilisation, there are many other activities on offer when you visit this museum: concerts, temporary exhibitions, craft workshops, and more.

Explore the Tropics Aquarium

A change of scenery at the Tropics Aquarium, another exceptional place to visit in the Drôme when it’s raining. You’ll be able to admire several hundred species of tropical freshwater fish, including Amazonian piranhas, American alligator fish and African giraffe fish.
There are 35 tanks filled with brilliantly coloured fish. In addition to visiting the aquarium, you and your children can take workshops and have fun as a family despite the bad weather. What more could you ask for?

Walk through Saint-Marcel d’Ardèche Cave

Is it raining hard? Visit Saint-Marcel Cave for a family outing sheltered from the rain, an extraordinary place in the Ardèche Gorges! Discover the immense galleries and exceptional concretions on a 2.8-km walk. Even better, the visit will take you to the famous Gours Waterfall and hundred pools. Impressive!
There are a number of tours on offer: self-guided, guided, special family tours, epicurean tours, and more. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to be amazed!
So if you’re wondering what to do in the Drôme when it rains, you’ve already got a good start on the answer. Have a great holiday!