The Oule and the Roanne are two rivers and two valleys that follow each other. They are located in the northeast of the Provençal Drôme, a transition zone between the Diois and the Baronnies, and the landscapes show it well!
Everything seems wild and preserved. Just follow the winding road along the river to feel in harmony with the nature around you. Stop as soon as you can, take time for a picnic by the river and swim bath.
A very good way to recharge your batteries!
It is a region where walkers and nature lovers will find their happiness: rivers, circuits on the ridges and plateaus, trails in the pine forests, all in a Provencal scent where we can see the first lavender fields. It is good to hike in these valleys preserved at incredible floral, faunistic and geological treasures.
After the village with the pretty name of Saint-Nazaire-le-Désert, take the direction of La Motte-Chalancon to switch into the valley of Oule.
In addition to hiking and swimming, the valleys offer a multitudes of outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, horse and donkey rides, fishing, paragliding, Via ferrata…
Enjoy the wonderful views !
In this region, far from the urban crowds, it is by crossing and visiting villages where less than 100 inhabitants live, that we discover a beautiful heritage: cobbled streets, vaulted passages, old fortified castle, fountains and washhouses…
Pursue your route through La Charce where you will see the renaissance castle with its two renovated towers. It can only be visited from the outside! A little further on, the Gorges of Pommerol, they are cliffs with unusual and monumental shapes, carved by the stream of Pommerol, go ahead, you must see them !
Between the medieval village perched on a hill of La-Motte-Chalancon and the vultures of Rémuzat is the water body of the Pas des Ondes in Cornillon-sur-l’Oule. It is very popular in summer and swimming is supervised. There are 2 bodies of water: one for swimming and the other for fishing, to each his own hobby!
And to finish on a gourmet note, know that the region still has a very present agricultural activity, if you like to taste the products of the terroir, you will be delighted 😉