30 km from Montélimar in the Drôme Provençale, the Pays de Grignan borders the enclave of the Popes. The two are linked by their history and have inherited a rich heritage dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries.
The particularity of the enclave of the Popes is to be a piece of territory belonging to the Vaucluse but enclosed in the Drôme!
The village of Grignan and its castle
Incontrollable building, perched on a small hill, you will be captivated by the château of Grignan. It is to the famous exchanges between the Marquise de Sévigné and his daughter that the castle owes its fame.
The castle can be visited all year round !
It is also very pleasant to walk in the alleys of the charming medieval village, where you can admire the collegiate church, the belfry, the mall washhouse, as well as shops and artisans….. Not to mention the Printer’s House in the heart of old Grignan, where you will discover the forgotten typography profession !
Pursue your visit, at the bottom of the village, in the garden of Sévigné, a real labyrinth made of boxwood shrubs.
The Enclave of the Popes
The enclave of the Popes includes 4 communes: Grillon, Richerenches, Valréas and Visan where you can stroll and admire a rich varied heritage. Take the opportunity to visit the château of Simiane and the cartonnage museum.
For epicureans, and only from December to March, you will enjoy the truffles market Saturday morning in Richerenches.
The Pays de Grignan Enclave des Papes located on the wine route, is surrounded by landscapes of holm oaks, brooms, lavender and garrigue, alternated by parcels of vineyards and truffle fields. Discover many hiking trails to do by bike or on foot where you can admire panoramic views of the valley.