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).


vacances ventoux lavande

Provence and its intense blue lavender fields.

There are many activities around this theme especially on the Plateau de Sault: hiking and biking, aromatherapy, etc.
You will find more information on the website of the tourist office and on the Drôme Provençale’s website :ensavoirplus 


vacances ventoux olives

The grey green of the olive groves is everywhere in Buis.
You will not leave without tasting the local olive oil, the tapenade and some olives.
You will find information on activities around the olive on the Drôme Provençale’s website :ensavoirplus

The Olive tree route by bike : ensavoirplus
The trail of olive trees :ensavoirplus

In Nyons, la Scourtinerie, declines the scourtins, traditionally used for the extraction of the olive oil, into colorfull carpets and decoration objectsensavoirplus

Lime trees

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Buis-les-Baronnies has long been a European reference market for lime trees and has produced more than 2/3 of national needs.
500 tons of linden flowers are affected each year to the famous infusion.


vacances ventoux abricot

Bergeron in the North or Orangé de Provence in the South, you’ll buy them directly from organic farms or from the market.

You want to buy your apricots, apricot jam and apricot juice directly from the producer ensavoirplus

For a bike ride between vineyards and apricot trees :ensavoirplus

Aromatic Plants

vacances ventoux plantes aromatiques

La Drôme has become the leading producer of aromatic plants in France.

The main fragrance, aromatic and medicinal species cultivated in the department are Thyme, Rosemary, Clary Sage, Meadowsweet and Basil.
You will find more information on the website of Drôme Tourisme :ensavoirplus

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