Situated at the foot of Saint-Julien Mountain, a favorite playground for sports enthusiasts, Buis-les-Baronnies is a town with majestic alleys, nestled in a hollow, surrounded by cliffs, olive and apricot trees.
A clever blend of terroir, discovery and sport
You can wander the small streets to discover the pretty market place with its arches and the Dominican cloister as well as enjoying a stroll along the banks of the Ouvèze . If you’re interested in cultural history, nearby villages such as Pierrelongue and its hilltop church will seduce you.
Sports enthusiasts will be delighted with Saint Julien where you can enjoy hiking, climbing and via ferrata.
You can’t talk about Buis-les-Baronnies without mentioning the linden trees and aromatic plants which are one of the treasures of the Baronnies Provençales. To discover their secrets all you need to do is to take a walk.
Once upon a time there was Buis-les-Baronnies and the hilltop villages
During the XIIIth century, Buis-les-Baronnies was the capital of the powerful seigneury of the Mévouillon; it later belonged to the Dauphiné. A market town and a lawyers town, it remained prosperous until the French Revolution.
La Roche-sur-le-Buis, Pierrelongue, Saint-Auban-sur-Ouvèze… Villages bathed by the sun of Provence, perched or nestled in hollows… Take a tour of our perched villages, whose Provencal rural habitat bears witness to a rich past. You will admire the numerous chapels, churches, lost huts, fountains and wash houses…
The linden tree and aromatic plants no longer hold mysteries for you !
In June, the yellow flowers of the linden tree or « the honey tree » give off a delicious sweet smell. At the end of the XIXth century, linden trees substituted vines, thus, giving Buis-les-Baronnies the title of historic capital of the lime tree.
Stroll around the Provençal market
There is no better way to taste the local produce than to come and visit the market, every Wednesday morning in Buis-les-Baronnies. Displayed on colourful stalls, apricots, olives, olive oil and cheeses will catch your eye. Don’t hesitate ! Indulge yourself and end the morning on a sunny terrace..
Please note : on Saturday mornings there is also a farmers market. A second opportunity in the week to stock up on tasty food and to meet the local producers.
Discover all our Provençal markets and our home produce.
Sports friends … welcome !
Do you know about Saint Julien mountain ? It is THE spot for all sport lovers. From the top you can see the summits of Drôme Provençale. Here you can enjoy hiking, climbing and via ferrata.
The Baronnies are an internationally renowned climbing area which offers numerous equipped climbing sites such as Ubrieux gorges. A superb natural site from which you can also refresh yourself in the river and enjoy walks with your feet in the water…
Several bike routes start from Buis-les-Baronnies and follow the tracks of the Tour de France. The ascent of Mont Ventoux is the main attraction for the most courageous who set off to conquer it. You can also choose to take the paths in the back country to get to the heart of the sumptuous, untamed landscapes of the Drôme Provençale.
Hiking, biking, climbing, via ferrata… Your holidays look sporty !
Want to move, dance and listen ?
In April, the Trail de la Drôme attracts enthusiasts from far and wide to test themselves against the relief of the Baronnies Provençales : thrills are in store … The runners come back for the breathtaking landscapes, hospitality and unique atmosphere!
There is more to life than sport ! Lime, lavender, thyme… A plethora of simplicities that exhale Provence.
As far as the festival side, Parfum de Jazz illustrates the sweet perfume of our beautiful and sunny Drôme Provençale : diverse offers, a variety of
talents, a harmony of choices, and the beauty of music. With big concerts in the evenings, mini-concerts and jazz aperitifs during the day to end the summer well !