Hilltop Villages

hilltop villages in the drôme valley

The Hilltop Villages are dotted along the slopes and peaks of the Valley landscape.


They are spotted from far away when they are not appearing at the bend of a road. They date back to the medieval era: the houses cuddled up to forteresses built at high points, to see and be seen. They are to be discovered on foot, strolling through the narrow alleys and admiring the old fountains.


No matter which hour of the day, from the daybreak to twilight, the ancient stones are bathed in light revealing all the details of their surface.


Documentation and guided tours are available in Tourist Information Centres.

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