Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Secret Provence: Exploring the Drôme Provençale in the South of France

Drome Provencale is a town off the beaten path tourists don’t usually experience. It is a journey to even get there, but once a traveler arrives, he or she experiences natural beauty as well as a tranquil environment to relax. It is located among both mountains and plains as well as being located on a river. A visitor to this town can visit local markets to enjoy local delicacies. A traveler interested in the outdoors can experience the beautiful landscape while participating in activities such as horse-back riding, rock climbing, and river swimming.

Key Takeaways:

  • One expat, German National, Wolf Lath, describes Drome Provencale, or old Provence, as having a wildness not found in Provence proper.
  • The village, once a ruin, nestled in the foothills of the Alps, was reclaimed in the 70s by hippies.
  • Lath, along with his French wife, rebuilt a 12th century castle keep, within the region.

“There’s no better way to discover the local riches than at the markets, so we headed to Nyons’s bustling Thursday open-air market, one of the largest and most picturesque in the Drôme department – or indeed in all of northern Provence.”

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About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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