Chateau Colombier, Drome Provencale, France
From $780 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Donâ€™t just imagine your dream holiday ...... now you can make it happen at Chateau Colombier.
Here you'll find the character of an old country house but with all the modern comforts you expect nowadays. It's plenty big enough for an extended family celebration or for a group of friends holidaying together. Come and enjoy the easy and relaxed French lifestyle. Buy local food at the markets and wine from the vineyards to eat together by the pool or under the shade of the verandah.
You'll appreciate the space of its large character bedrooms each with their private modern bathrooms/shower rooms. And soak up the sunshine and the unspoilt ...Read more
About the owner
About the owner
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Additional Location Information
It is when you arrive in Montélimar that everything changes… The sky becomes clearer, the building fronts show their ochre colors and the accent lights up…
Drôme Provençale is the most southern territory of the Rhône-Alpes region, with a mediterranean climate. Regardless of the season, you will always enjoy the nice weather and the remarkable light! Sportsmen or beginners, Drôme Provençale offers you a wide range of sports activities (hiking, horse riding, biking, mountain biking, paragliding, climbing, swimming...) as well as outdoor activities to discover the richness of our landscapes and the beauty of our preserved nature.
Drôme Provençale also has an abundance of wonderful villages and historical sites with a rich and mysterious past. Your discoveries of sites, heritage and local arts and crafts will be unlimited!
Also, the favourable "terroir" of Drôme Provençale enables nature to offer a large panel of agricultural productions. This diversity of tastes, flavours and scents gives all its originalty to our territory: olives and olive oil, truffles, wine, garlic, "picodon", goat cheese, small spelt wheat, nougat, honey, summer fruits, lime tree, lavender...
Restaurant (La Charette Bleue) & local bread shop - 500m. Local shops - 4km.
Nyons (small market town) - 8 km - where you have a supermarket, butcher, cinema, hairdresser, doctor, dentist, chemist, bank (including a cashpoint). Several restaurants from creperie/pizzeria, traditional menus through to a la carte restaurants with traditional menus.
5 places to shop:-
Bread and cakes - (organic) and basics from the Pain d'epi
Bakers in Condorcet village / Aubres village (best croissant and pain au chocolat)
Meat - Butchers in the old square in Nyons
Fish - trout from the fish farm at St Ferreol Trente Pas. Catch your own if you like and fish stalls on Nyons Market, Thursdays
Cheese - cheese stalls in the market (organic cheeses from the baker just to the right of the SHOPI supermarket in Nyons town centre)
Fruit and veg - Nyons market & La Domaine des Arches – Farm shop, local produce, just outside Mirabel aux Baronnies.
Monday - La Motte Chalancon (July and August)
Tuesday - Crest, Grignan, Vaison
Wednesday - Buis les Baronnies, Remuzat
Thursday - Nyons
Friday - Dieulefit, Taulignan, Visan
Saturday - Buis les Baronnies, Montbrun les Bains.
There are several vineyards locally - hosts are very welcoming and a visit is a must for visitors who enjoy their wine! (Further details available on our blog.)
See the vultures at Remuzat.
Visit the Maison des Vautors in Remuzat for video shows and more information (and to see Sebastian's wood carving).
Vaison la Romaine - visit the medieval old town, the Roman amphitheatre and museum - market day Tuesday,
Nyons - visit the local town - market day Thursday – a must. 9.00 till 1.00. - visit the old squares the old town & there are loads of restaurants and cafes to watch the world go by - great art-house cinema.
Grignon - Visit the chateau of Madame de Sevigny - there are stunning roses (May).
Brantes - artist perched village overlooking Mont Ventoux - good restaurant just outside - excellent ice-cream in a café within the village.
Dieuliefit and le Poet Laval - Dieulefit for pottery - Le Poet Laval – a Knights Templar fortress.
Domaine Rocheville (10mins) on the outskirts of Nyons, direction Montelimar.
Lavender distilleries in Nyons (under 10 mins) or St Jalles (under 15 mins).
Classical and ancient heritage - Vaison (30 mins) is your first stop for things Roman: its ampitheatre and its museums
Further afield you have Orange (60mins), Nimes (90mins) , the Pont du Gard (90 mins) and Arles (120 mins).
Cycling – including Cycle up (or down) Mont Ventoux (80 mins)
Kayaks and canoeing; at Saillans on the river Drome (90 minutes drive from Le Colombier); or kayaks on the Ardeche (100 mins) or the Pont du Gard (90mins).
Rock climbing in Condorcet (go to the trout farm – minutes away) , and the iron walkways (via ferrata) (120 mins)
Paragliding Buis les Baronnies (30mins)
Walking – from the gentle to the extreme Lakes at Cornillon (90mins) – lots of trees, parking bays, and picnic benches – with a great adult outdoor fitness circuit, complete with little signs showing you how to use the equipment.
Quad bikes – from age 16; for hire at Aubres (10mins) Also day and overnight trips.
Hang gliding instruction at Mevouillon (50 mins).
More About This Location
Nearest train station: Orange, 70 miles
Nearest airport: Marseille, 120 miles
Nearest ferry port: Marseille, 120 miles
Car is essential