Viviers: from Roman times, this little city attracted lords and merchants. A bishopric from the 5th century. Viviers’s historic character has been well preserved. Visit the cathedral, partly 11th century; the 16th-century Maison des Chevaliers; the old town; the belvedere; and the outdoor sports and recreation centre.
Donzère: for its traditional museums, the Musée Provençal des Arts et Traditions Populaires and Musée des Amis du Vieux Donzère.
Pierrelatte: for its crocodile farm.
Bourg-Saint-Andéol: for its rich legacy, including a Romanesque church and a rare carving of the Persian bull-slaying god Mithra.
Pont-Saint-Esprit: a medieval halt with a 13th-century bridge.
Close by: the Gorges de l’Ardèche, for dramatic views, caves and the stunning natural bridge of Le Pont d’Arc, plus, opening soon, a reconstruction of the Grotte Chauvet, a cave filled with prehistoric paintings.
The southern Drôme, or Drôme Provençale, with glorious villages like La Garde Adhémar and Grignan, the latter with its castle, and Grignan-les-Adhémar wines.
Viviers Tourist Office:
Phone : +33 (0)4 75 49 86 61
Bourg Saint Andeol Tourist Office:
Phone : +33 (0)4 75 54 54 20
Pierrelatte Tourist Office
Phone : +33 (0)4 75 04 07 98