Around the Castle

BOURDEAUX AND THE VIALE The perched villages use the slightest hillock and develop on the sheltered side of the famous Mistral. Built in medieval times, they constituted a collective habitat grouped together at the foot of a castle and on the heights in order to see and be seen.

SAOÛ AND THE FOREST The forest of Saou is a mountain range and a forest massif made up of a perched syncline reputed to be one of the highest in Europe. In its setting of cliffs, nestling at the foot of its immense rock “Le Roc”, the village of Saoû is one of the most attractive in the Drôme.

DIEULEFIT AND POTTERY In the land of Dieulefit-Bourdeaux, you will meet many potters and ceramists: heirs of a long tradition, they put all their know-how into original creations. The Maison de la Céramique offers themed exhibitions.

CREST AND THE TOWER The highest dungeon in France, 52 metres high, the Tower of Crest is one of the guardians of the Drôme Pre-Alps. Its construction began in the 12th century. It was originally the major component of a vast fortress which dominates the town of Crest

THE HUGUENOTS AND THE PATH OF EXILE The Cultural Itinerary of the Council of Europe follows the historical route of the exile of the Huguenots after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Departing from Poet Laval in the direction of Geneva, the footpath GR965 crosses the country of Bourdeaux and Le Poët Célard.

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