Between Drôme and Hautes-Alpes, the Baronnies Provençales Regional Nature Park is a subtle blend of Alpine and Provençal influences. Created in 2014, this is an exceptional place where unspoilt nature dominates a territory of nearly 1,800 km².
The wild and unique expanses of the Baronnies Provençales fascinate visitors. Here, limestone mountains nonchalantly rub shoulders with woodlands. Fields of lavender, olive groves, orchards, oak and pine forests: such are the landscapes you will be able to admire on your journey. Between the lavender, thyme and rosemary, expect to breathe in sweet scents from all around...
The Baronnies Provençales Regional Nature Park also has a remarkable built heritage, including picturesque hillside villages like Montbrun-les-Bains, Venterol and Vinsobres. The old towns of Nyons and Buis-les-Baronnies, with their many remnants of the past, also reflect this great historical heritage. As do the dry stone terraces, built following an age-old method.
Boasting remarkable biodiversity, the park is home to over 2,000 plant species and around 200 protected animal species. It also contains around 150 natural habitat sites, including those of large birds of prey like vultures.
The Baronnies Provençales Regional Nature Park also has a diverse terroir with six Appellations of Controlled Origin and seven Protected Geographical Indications. These include for example Nyons olive oil, Provence honey, picodon, banon, Haute-Provence einkorn wheat and Coteaux des Baronnies wine. Plenty to delight the taste buds of food-lovers and gourmets!
Keen explorers are sure to enjoy the park's many footpaths, bridle paths and mountain bike trails. Likewise, thrill-seekers haven't been forgotten, with many rock climbing, via ferrata, canyoning and paragliding opportunities.