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
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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).

The Drôme Provençale on motorbike

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You will appreciate the many passes of the Region.
We recommend this article « Circuit moto dans les Baronnies en Drôme Provençale » on the Tourist Office website :ensavoirplus

Our garage is free for motorbikes.

The charming villages of Provence

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Your stay will be a perfect opportunity to discover the charming villages around : La Roche sur le Buis, Mollans, le Crestet, la vieille bille de Vaison-la-Romaine, Brantes, Montbrun-les-Bains, Aurel, Sault, Banon and its amazing bookstore (Le Bleuet, one of France largest bookstoreensavoirplus) ..., Séguret (Label “les plus beaux villages de France”) and Gigondas near the Dentelles de Montmirail (another famous site for hiking and climbing).

You’ll find out more information on Drôme Provençale website :ensavoirplus

Provencal markets

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You’ll enjoy the provençal markets in Buis on Wednesdays and Saturdays; in Vaison-la-Romaine on Tuesday; in Nyons on Thursdays and Sundays ...
You will find fresh goat cheeses, olives, olive oil, honey, apricots and a wide variety of local quality products mainly from organic farming.
You will find more information on the website of the Tourist Office :ensavoirplus

You missed the market day in Buis, you will find some products (olive oil, fresh goat cheeses…) at Rouge Amarante shopensavoirplus


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L’Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for its antiques and for good reason, it is the 3rd European place for antiques.
You will find more information on the website of the Sorgue Tourist Office : ensavoirplus

We do like the flea market in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon on Saturdays.

We heard about the flea market in Carpentras. It seems that there are real opportunities.

Finally, without going too far, you can always go to the flea market in Vaison-la-Romaine on Sunday morning.

Le Mont Ventoux

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Famous stage of the tour de France. You can climb it by bike or car.
You will discover the beautiful villages of Pas du Ventoux (Brantes, Montbrun-les-bains et its baths, Aurel, Sault, Banon …) and the Toulourenc for swimming, picnicking and hiking.

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