Perch villages

Perch and picturesque villages

In Provencal Drôme, lovers of old stones will appreciate the many sites to visit

Near the Saint Maurice guest rooms, you can explore the picturesque hilltop villages of Drôme Provençale.
In addition, some villages are classified among the most beautiful villages in France.
Mirmande © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme


The hilltop village of Mirmande is nestled in the Drôme valley. Its visitors will be charmed by its old stones. You will discover many galleries and craftsmen living in the heart of a labyrinth of alleys. Mirmande is one of the most beautiful villages in France. 32 km from Saint-Maurice

Le Poët-Laval

Le Poët-Laval is a former commandery of the Order of Hospitallers. This magnificent village is located in the Jabron valley, in the middle of lavender and wheat. The village has preserved the castle, the remains of the Saint-Jean-des-Commandeurs Romanesque chapel and the ramparts. Here too, Le Poët-Laval is ranked among the most beautiful villages in France. 14 km from Saint-Maurice

Vue générale sur le beau village de Poet-Laval
Le Poët-Laval © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme
Chateauneuf-de-Mazenc © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme


The feudal village is perched on a rocky outcrop with a breathtaking view of the Valdaine plain. Among the places to visit you will find: the medieval wall, gate and belfry, the church of Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens (12th-17th centuries), the chapel of Mont-Carmel (12th century). 16 km from Saint-Maurice


The small village of Rochebaudin is nestled in the hollow of a valley interrupted by a rocky ridge. It has very old buildings (13th and 16th centuries). A road pierced directly into the rock allows access to Rochebaudin. The Rochebaudin lock is of great interest to the village. 4 km from Saint-Maurice

Rochebaudin © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme
Bourdeaux © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme


Its strong history, marked by Protestantism, has shaped the town. The old village is home to the ruins of two 12th century castles, as well as the Viale (historic center). Bourdeaux is located in an exceptional setting where life is good. The village is crossed by the GR9 and by the European trail “in the footsteps of the Huguenots” (GR 965). 10 km from Saint-Maurice


Cobonne is a charming little medieval village, nestled at the foot of the foothills of the Vercors. Since 1984, enthusiasts have been working on its rebirth for the sake of authenticity. 27 km from Saint-Maurice

Cobonne © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme


At 240m altitude, Pont-de-Barret is sheltered by the mountains of Sainte Euphémie to the north, the Eson to the east (much appreciated for its climbing site) and the mountain of Briesse. The Roubion which crosses it separates the village in two. 6 km from Saint-Maurice

Pont-de-Barret © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme
Le Poët-Célard© photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme

Le Poët-Célard

The medieval streets rise towards the admirably restored castle (16th and 17th centuries). Going up to the castle gate via the old cobbled lane, you reach the esplanade which overlooks the village built in a semi-circle. 9 km from Saint-Maurice

La Laupie

Of medieval origin, La Laupie is today like new. Come and stroll among its streets with very clean gravel floors and perfectly preserved houses. La Laupie provides a perfectly crisp backdrop, ideal for shooting a film in period costume! 21 km from Saint-Maurice

La Laupie © photo l.Pascale-LaDromeTourisme

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