Access & Activities

The area is famous for its gastronomy and green tourism. Situated in the Rhone valley at the northern tip of Provence, and in the foothills of the Alps, it offers a unique combination of delights, spanning from the black olives of Nyons to the black pistes of the ski resorts, from the lavender fields to the vineyards, from the peach and apricot orchards to the truffles buried in the oak woods.

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From the Petit Charpeneys, with the Vercors mountains on our doorstep, you have quick and easy access to a myriad of hiking trails, for both walkers and cyclists alike. Both the winter and summer offer you a whole host of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, climbing, canyoning and mountain biking. In addition, the nearby Drôme and Ardeche rivers offer swimming or canoeing for those of you looking for adventure.
The Rhone valley has something for everyone: 

  • Gastronomy lovers will not regret the once in a lifetime experience of eating chez Anne-Sophie Pic, in her three-star Michelin restaurant, or even discovering some her trade secrets in a personal cooking lesson with her at scook.
  • You will literally drown yourselves in the number of top wine references when deciding whether to travel north to visit Jaboulet, Crozes Hermitage and St. Joseph or south for the more sturdy Gigondas, Valréas and Chateauneuf du Pape.
  • A haven for music festivals and concerts, as well as art exhibitions held in The Chateau of Grignan and the Chateau of Suze la Rousse, the area teems with cultural events throughout the year.
  • Finally being at the gateway to Provence, Grignan, Nyons, Avignon, St.Rémy de Provence all are within easy reach by car or train for marketday visits or brocante antique hunts in one of the most popular regions in France.

Madeleine and Nicolas would be delighted to advise you on places to visit during your stay, as well as tips on the best wine caves to visit. For your event, we can also give you the names of caterers, wine merchants, music bands and other such information should you require help.

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