Must-see tourist sites to visit in the Drôme des Collines
Sensational: Visit the Ideal Palace of the Facteur Cheval
“1879-1912: 10,000 Days, 93,000 Hours, 33 Years of Testing”
Imagine… a splendid palace, decorated with animals, exotic architecture, waterfalls and inspirational quotes.
Stroll… around the pebbles that form this exceptionally creative historical monument.
Discover… the fabulous story of a letter carrier who built, during more than 30 years, the dream of his life, become famous today.
In the heart of Hauterives, only 10 minutes from the campsite, come visit the Ideal Palace of Facteur Cheval. An unusual and unique tourist site whose poignant story is a life lesson for all.
Children will marvel at the many fantastic settings, while adults will be fascinated by one of the only “naive” architectures on the planet.
The visit continues in the interpretation museum which hosts temporary exhibitions.
Undeniably, the Ideal Palace of the Facteur Cheval is THE site not to be missed in the Drôme des Collines. Take advantage of your vacations at the campsite near Romans-sur-Isère to discover this spectacular work!
The Team’s advice: Extend your discovery by going to the cemetery of Hauterives. Ferdinand Cheval built his tomb there: a unique burial ground in the world.
Unforgettable: Discover the Safari of Peaugres
The Ardèche is a department with a luxuriant fauna and flora. But did you know that lions, meerkats and giraffes also live in the Ardèche?
And yes, only 30 kilometers from the campsite is the Safari de Peaugres: the largest animal park in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.
You will travel to the heart of animal life, to meet wild animals. Carnivores, primates, reptiles and birds will no longer hold any secrets for you thanks to this educational and exotic place. Solve the riddles, participate in the feeding of the animals or discover the underground of the manor and leave with stars in your eyes.
The safari of Peaugres is definitely an experience not to be missed by the family. During your vacations in Drôme, we recommend you to go and discover it for an unforgettable day!
The Team’s Advice: Arrive at the opening of the Peaugres safari to start with a walk. Take advantage of the morning coolness to walk close to the animals. In the afternoon, the car tour will allow you to discover the animals in freedom.
Passionate: The city of Valrhona chocolate
Notice to all gourmands! Our territory is home to one of the most famous and renowned chocolates in the world: Valrhona chocolate.
Used by the greatest starred chefs, this chocolate Made in Drôme will have no more secret for you thanks to the Valrhona Chocolate City.
This museum located in Tournon-sur-Rhône (20 minutes from the campsite) will awaken your senses and make your taste buds travel.
An interactive and greedy museum adapted to children. You will discover the origin and the exploitation of chocolate, without forgetting the most important: the tasting!
Finally, a small tour of the store will allow you to fill up on delicacies, to bring back in your luggage when you return from your Drôme vacations… if you manage not to eat them before!
Our favorites to visit
The beautiful Drôme is full of activities that will make your camping vacations an unforgettable experience.
The camping team has selected for you the best visits, activities and experiences to do with your family between Lyon and Valence.
Hot air balloon flight over the Drôme des Collines
Who has never dreamed of taking a flight to admire the splendid landscapes of the Drôme? During your camping vacations, dare the unforgettable experience of a hot air balloon flight.
From Lens Lestang, located 25 minutes from the campsite, you will take off at dawn accompanied by your passionate pilot. He will tell you the fabulous story of the Facteur Cheval as well as various anecdotes about the Drôme heritage. A ride in the air to overlook the region and discover the territory differently.
The little train of the vineyards and the Saint Christophe chapel
The Rhone Valley has a rich and world famous wine heritage. Spending your vacations in Drôme will allow you to discover the mythical vineyards installed on the hillside. Take the direction of Tain l’Hermitage, at about twenty minutes from the campsite, for a small train ride in the vineyards. A family tour that will please both children and parents. A tasting of Crozes Hermitage or Saint Joseph will conclude this playful visit.
We then recommend a detour to the Saint Christophe chapel, on the Paul Jaboulet estate. The religious building overlooks the valley of Tain l’Hermitage/Tournon-sur-Rhône and offers you a breathtaking panorama.
Discover the Zen garden of Erik Borja
Vacations in the Drôme, it’s relaxation and rest assured. We propose you a family and relaxing outing in the heart of the Zen Garden by Erik Borja. Located in Beaumont Monteux, in the direction of Romans sur Isère (25 kilometers from the campsite), this garden will offer you a natural and exotic interlude. Of Japanese and Mediterranean inspiration, the garden is built around exotic species, ponds and waterfalls. The place is ideal to relax with your family, in the shade of the Japanese maples.
Visit the Abbey of Saint Anthony
A stay at the Domaine la Garenne campsite is an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful villages in France: Saint Antoine l’Abbaye.
Located in the Isère region, it takes about 30 minutes to get there.
Saint Antoine is a medieval village where a superb abbey is located. You will be able to discover it in more detail thanks to the museum, where a 3D film relating the construction of this imposing building is shown.
After the culture, let’s go for a treat! Take a break in one of the cafés to taste an artisanal ice cream and sip a local fruit juice. Isn’t life beautiful?
The garden of the petrifying fountains and the boat with wheel
If we tell you the Vercors, does it speak to you?
Whether the answer is yes or no, making a trip to the Vercors during your vacations in Drôme is a must! This mountain range between Drôme and Isère marks the beginning of the Alps. Many exceptional places characterize this mid-mountain territory. To our great dismay, we had to choose one activity in particular for this section!
We have therefore chosen to evoke the cruise on a paddle steamer, ahe departure of Saint Nazaire en Royans. Along the water, you will contemplate the fabulous landscapes where a preserved fauna nests.
Arrived at the village of La Sône, the garden of the petrifying fountains is a simple but fun family activity. A visit to the store will allow you to bring back beautiful figurines crystallized by the water of the spring. The return trip, also by boat, will allow you to prolong this beautiful visit and to fill up with Drôme souvenirs!
These suggestions for outings are a selection from the multitude of activities to do with your family during your vacations in the Drôme. For more touristic ideas, come and see us at the reception and we will be happy to advise you!
And if you don’t feel like going out, no problem! The swimming pools of the campsite are waiting for you for a fun swim or a relaxing moment under the sun of the Drôme.
Things to discover in our campsite in the Drôme