Are you looking for somewhere to spend a holiday, or to find a charming place for the weekend ? Dieulefit is the answer. Perhaps you want a relaxing holiday ? Dieulefit, in the Drome-Provencal, is sun-drenched and peaceful. Located at an altitude of 400m, with 3,350 people, it stretches out over the blue hills, with air so pure you can almost feel it fortifying and recharging your batteries .The long hot days of summer are followed by pleasantly cool nights. In fact, since the beginning of the last century this well-known healthy climate has led to the setting up of several important health clinics in the town.
Perhaps you love the countryside ? Dieulefit knows how to look after its open spaces, its diverse and gentle landscape and its environment. The quality of the light, the scent of lavender, the clear-running streams and rivers all invite the visitor to get out into its wonderful countryside. You can go for short walks; make longer excursions on foot, on horseback or mountain bike; fish; rock climb; hang-glide or paraglide. You can explore the area and find inner peace. Furthermore, Dieulefit is the gateway to the newly designated regional natural park of the Baronnies Provençales. Perhaps you would like to include some culture? The potteries at Dieulefit date back 2000 years! Today, the 30 potters and ceramic designers who continue and renew this ancient craft have been joined by other artists and painters. Their galleries and workshops welcome visitors. You can stroll through the narrow cobbled streets of the Viale, the old town, where the houses with their terracotta roofs are linked by tiny gardens shaded by fig trees. You can explore the architectural heritage of Dieulefit and its surroundings with their long religious history, the protestant and catholic churches, and the Romanesque chapels. For evening entertainment, you can choose between an art-house cinema, concerts, and festivals of modern and classical music. Here in Dieulefit cooking is also an art-form: you can appreciate the rich flavours of organic ingredients and the local specialities: for example the ‘Picodon' (the little round goats cheese) which has its own AOC, lavender honey, and last but not least the truffles. The staff at the Dieulefit tourist office are here to help you plan your trip and to give you details of where you can stay, whether you prefer a camp-site, a bed and breakfast, renting a flat or house, finding a gite in the countryside or a hotel. Tél. : 00 33 475 46 42 49 - http://www.paysdedieulefit.eu and drometourism.com