Heritage & terroir of Buis les Baronnies

Rest, relaxation, calm, nature, authenticity ... if these words echo, it's a safe bet that, like us, you will quickly be under the spell of Buis-les Baronnies and its surroundings.
Buis les Baronnies is a picturesque village in Drôme lost in the heart of the Natural Regional Parc of the Baronnies, it enjoys a very privileged and preserved natural environment. This combines to a temperate microclimate gave birth to an exceptional diversity of fauna and flora. Ideal land for fruits trees, aromatic and medicinal plants to flourish.

From Mont-Ventoux to lavender fields

The intense blue of the lavender fields in Sault, the silver-green olive groves, the discrete yellow and light-green of “honey trees”, tasty strawberries, apricots and cherries picked from the trees, the smell of wild thyme and rosemary, the cigales’ warbling, clear starry skies… An idyllic setting, many discoveries.

Outdoor activities in Drôme provençale

Outdoor activities are not lacking: walks, trails, hiking, horseback riding, cycling and motorcycling, picnics, swimming baths in the river, climbing, experiencing the via ferrata in Saint Julien (one of the most important in Europe!), ascending the famous Mont Ventoux walking or cycling or relaxing, enjoying the thermal baths in Montbrun with outdoor hot tubs overlooking the mountains.

Finally, the village of Buis itself, its narrow streets, its church, the listed “Arcades” from the XVth century. At the very heart of the village, the “Place du marché”, its colourful “façades”, its fountain, where the local producers meet every Wednesday and Saturday for the delight of gourmands and gourmets.

You will taste fresh goat cheese, olives, olive oil, honey, apricots and a wide variety of local quality products mainly issued from organic farming.

You may want to explore the nearby villages of the “Pas du Ventoux” : Sault, Brantes, Banon and its superb bookstore..., Vaison-la-Romaine and its Roman remains, le Crestet, Orange and its Roman theatre, Nyons ... and the many cellars around Séguret, Gigondas, Vacqueyras going up to the famous slopes of the Rhone Valley as Châteauneuf du Pape.


Blog of Hôtel Les Arcades - Le Lion d'Or
Holidays on Ventoux area

On our Blog, you’ll find all our advices and recommendations
to enjoy your stay and practice your favourite activity in the heart of Buis-les-Baronnies
Most of the links lead to the French version of the website (the English version not being always accurate).


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The hotel is popular with cycling enthusiasts, giving them a great base to go out and explore the region, with the peak of Mont Ventoux being just one of many great sights that can be experienced.

There are two bike shops in the village:
• You can arrange cycling tours, rental of electric bikes, mountain bikes or standard bikes. : ensavoirplus
• Cycloutil would recommend you rent a sun seeker bicycle to admire the views : ensavoirplus

A large amount of customers have enjoyed their experience with the electric bikes. Reservations can be made directly through Velos buis, or one of our helpful partners at the tourism office of Buis-les-Barroniues can help to reserve you a bike, or an electric bike, along with helping with recommendations from a wide variety of themed tours and activities for all age groups. ensavoirplus

We are delighted to announce that we are now a certified biking partner, "Accueil Vélo". A local bike, free of charge, is available to you, along with our reception being able to provide you with different tour suggestions, or brochures, that you can partake in. ensavoirplus

Buis-les-Baronnies is a paradise for hikers

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The region is a paradise for hikers.

The tourism office of Buis-les-Baronnies offer brochures showcasing different walks or paths available for walkers and hikers of all experience levels.(all brochure will be available onsite) Experienced hikers follow the GR9 route and often stop at the hotel. These hikers would recommend the following paper guide to follow, which is printed in French:) :ensavoirplus

We had a walk with Grégory from Sentes et Cimesensavoirplus, we really enjoyed it ! He offers day or half-day walks as well as themed walks.

Make an escape with “Youpi Tours”

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Make the choice of Youpi Tours to support your decision to make an escape and enjoy the serenity of a peaceful landscape and a relaxing backdrop to explore.


The lavender

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The Provence and their famous lavender-filled field

There's an abundance of activities that can be undertaken, especially on the Sault plateau, such as hiking, biking, and aromatherapy.
You will found more information on the tourism office website :ensavoirplus 

and on the Drome provençale website :ensavoirplus 

Also Discover the distillery of Provence

The Aroma’plantes Distillery :ensavoirplus

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The Vallon distillery : ensavoirplus

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You can regale in the great tastes and views provided by La Grangette de Briquette & Cie


Explore the region in an exceptional way, enjoying a gourmet aperitif, by choosing “La grangette de biquette” who made a special package for your pleasure . 4x4 transportation is included in the offer to enjoy an escapade in the high altitude themed lunch.

Relaxation, curiosity and epicurean spirit are desired for this exciting adventure.


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