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A romantic weekend in the Drôme


The Drôme is the ideal destination for a romantic weekend. It's the perfect opportunity to explore the wealth of the town of Romans-sur-Isère and the romantic atmosphere. On the second day you could explore Valence and find out about the lovers of Peynet.

Here are some ideas for a romantic weekend in the Drôme.

1st day of your romantic weekend

Morning: Cité de la Chaussure and sightseeing in Romans

  • Go to the Cité de la Chaussure in Romans at 10am. It takes 1 hour to visit this historic building and the production workshops. It's an opportunity to learn about the different stages involved in shoemaking.
  • Then go and explore the historic centre of Romans and follow the sightseeing map that you can pick up from the Tourist Office.
  •  The route begins with Jacquemart tower and its monumental clock. At the top of the tower is a huge bell and mechanical figure.
  • The route then leads you to Saint-Barnard Collegiate Church . Take the time to admire this beautiful church that overlooks the banks of the Isère.

Lunchtime: lunch in a romantic setting

For lunch, head to Avenue Gambetta to the restaurant la Villa Margot for a romantic atmosphere and outdoor seating area. 
The restaurant serves delicious homemade dishes, made using fresh local products. The dishes are beautifully presented.


Afternoon: shopping at Marques Avenue

Marques Avenue Romans is an unmissable place for shopping. This outlet shopping centre is the perfect place if you're looking for a bargain.

Then go to Guillet Chocolatier, a 10-minute walk from Marques Avenue to treat yourself to an afternoon snack.

Evening / overnight: tapas and cosy accommodation

The tapas bar El seneca at Place Jules Nadi is a friendly and welcoming place for an evening meal.

At the end of the day, the charming guesthouse Le Cygne Noir is ideal for a cosy, warm atmosphere.

Relax and unwind at this magnificent establishment with swimming pool.

2nd day of your romantic weekend

Morning: Farmer's market in Romans

The market in Romans is held on Sunday mornings from 6am to 1pm. It can be found near Saint Barnard Collegiate Church, at Place Maurice Faure. It's the perfect opportunity to get some local products to take home.

You can stop for a very pleasant coffee break on one of the terraces in the middle of the market.

marché producteurs valence

Lunchtime: Sharing platters

The restaurant "Dandy" at Place Maurice Faure is a great place for a lunch break in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
All dishes are homemade and the menu changes every month. Give in to temptation and try one of their sharing platters.


Afternoon: Walk along the banks of the Isère

You'll begin your walk along the banks of the Isère at the old bridge (pont vieux), which was historically the first bridge over the river Isère.

Then carry on up to the Belvedere in the Ors district. Stop to admire the view of Romans: the collegiate church, Pont Neuf, etc.

After coming back down, cross the walkway over the Isère. Then follow the green path until you reach Bourg-de-Péage along the coast.

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