Buis-les-Baronnies, situated at the foot of Saint-Julien Mountain, sportspersons’ favorite playground, with its majestic alleys, is nestling in a hollow, surrounded by cliffs, olive trees and apricot trees.
A clever blend of terroir, discovery and sport !
You will walk in the small lanes to discover the beautiful marketplace and its arcades or the Dominican cloister. If you’re interested by the cultural history, nearby typical villages like Pierrelongue and its perched church could please you.
The sportsmen will climb, hike and exercise via ferrata at the Saint Julien.
We cannot present Buis-les-Baronnies within mentioning the lime and the aromatic plants because they are the wealth of Baronnies Provençales. To discover all their secrets, you will visit the “Maison des Plantes”, a museum about the aromatic and medicinal plants, and meet our producers who will be happy to share their knowledge and know-how.
Once upon a time Buis-les-Baronnies and the purched villages
At the XIIIth century, the powerful seigneury of Mevouillon’s capital was Buis-les-Baronnies. Later, It belonged to the Dauphiné. This markets and lawyers city remained prosperous until the French Revolution.
La Roche-sur-le-Buis, Pierrelongue, Saint-Auban-sur-Ouvèze are some perched villages in the valleys, bathed in the sunlight. Visit them to observe the rich past in the rural provençal housing. Get a close look at the chapels, the churches, the sheds, the fountains and the wash houses …
The lime and aromatic plants no longer any hold mysteries for you !
In June, the yellow flowers of the lime or « the honey tree » distill a sweet wonderful aroma. At the end of the XIXth century, the lime growing substituted the vine. Thus, Buis-les-Baronnies could be the place of the lime historic capital. Every year in July, the city is honored during the event “Aromatic and Lime in Baronnies”.
Discover the growing, the picking, and the modern and traditional uses in the “Maison des Plantes aromatiques” at Buis-les-Baronnies.
Stroll around the provençal market
Wednesday morning, Visit the provençal market to taste the local products. The apricots, the olives, the olive oils, the cheeses over the stalls will make you want to eat. Do not wait too long ! Give yourself a break on a sun terrace.
Saturday morning there is a second market reserved for producers. This represents a second chance in the week to have great products and meet local producers.
Discover our provençal markets and our home produces.
Sports friends … welcome !
Do you know the rock Saint Julien ? This is THE place for all sport users. On the top, we see some Drôme Provençale summits. This is where enjoy hiking, climbing and via ferrata.
The Baronnies is an internationally reknowned climbing site which offer some equipped climbing sites such as Ubrieux gorges. A wonderful natural site from which allow getting colder and walking in the water.
Many bike laps start from Buis-les-Baronnies. In the course of Tour de France, the ascension of the Mont Ventoux is the favored point of attraction of the bravest cyclist who attack this.
However, some prefer to climb up hinterland trails, in fantastic wild landscapes, at the heart of Drôme Provençale.
Hiking, biking, climbing, via ferrata… Yours holidays look sporty !
Want to move, dance and listen?
In April, the running trail attracks people from far away to deal with the relief of Baronnies Provençales : such thrills experience !
The runners come back for the breathtaking landscapes, the hospitality and unique ambiance!
It’s not only sport in life ! The lime, lavender, thyme… A medecinal plant group which exhale in Provence. At the beginning of July, they have the place of honor at “Aromatiques & Tilleul en Baronnies“: plants discovery workshops, conferences, a market, plant book fair …
Side festival, Parfum de Jazz illustrates the sweet perfumes of our beautiful sunny Drôme Provençale : some propositions, talents varieties, choice harmony, musics’ beauty. Evening big concerts, mini concerts and jazz aperitifs during the day, to finish well summer!