The Area

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The house lies 25km east of Montélimar where the hills of the pre-alps meet the Rhône valley plain. It is roughly half way between Lyon and Marseilles. Our nearest village is La Bégude de Mazenc.

The area has many ancient hill villages one of which is 15 minutes walk from our door. Much restoration has been taking place in these villages in recent years. Of note is “Le Poët-Laval” an ancient Knights Templars settlement and nominated as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’. The fairy tale chateau of Grignan is 25 mins by car to the south it sits above a most impressive village.

For wine lovers there are many caves to visit and good wine to enjoy. Similarly there are many good quality and reasonably priced restaurants close by; several in the smallest of villages.

Walking, climbing, cycling, riding are all popular activities.

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Our comfortable gîte in the beautiful Drôme, France