The land of the olive and lavender (route nb10)

In the land of the cicadas, taste the olives and olive oil and become heady with the fragrance of lavender. (142 km)


Unmissable : Nyons (place des arcades, early medieval bridge, old ‘château-vieux’ and medieval keep, ‘Tour randonne’, ‘Maison du Dauphin’, ‘quartier des Forts’, archaeological museum,’ jardin des arômes’, oil mills, ‘Bleu Provence’ distilley, vinegar manufactory, micro-brewery, ‘espace Vignolis’ (former mills, ‘scourtinerie’ [mat making]). Mollans-sur-Ouvèze (fountains, bridge-chapel, oil mills). Buis-les-Baronnies (old town, gate of the former Ursulines chapel, ‘digue’ esplanade, olive oil mills, ‘Maison et jardin des plantes’. Gorges d’Ubrieux. Hilltop villages : Venterol (alleys and Romanesque church) and Vinsobres (of wine fame) on a remarkable road.

The + of this circuit : The Romanesque churches of Piégon, Mérindol-les-Oliviers, Ste-Jalle, Montbrison, Pierrelongue. Le Poët-Sigillat and la Roche-St-Secret for lavander. Rémuzat (old village and ‘maison des vautours’ [vultures]), St May gorges (hilltop village). Villeperdrix, restored village. Taulignan (outer fortifications, ramparts and silk museum/workshop), le Pègue, medieval village with its ramparts, château, Romanesque church … Rousset-les-Vignes. See also, the restored village of Rochebrune and its Romanesque church.

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Message to our camper-van friends : 8 designated ‘aires de service’ at your service on or near the circuit. Our recommendations : Montbrison and Nyons for their siting and amenities.