A family weekend in the Drôme

The Drôme is the ideal destination for some quality family time. It is an opportunity to discover the superb town of Romans-sur-Isère and to explore the surrounding countryside, the foothills of the Vercors and do some fun activities with the children. Here is an idea of what you could do in the Drôme for a weekend as a family.

Day 1

Morning: Cité de la Chaussure and a sightseeing tour of Romans

  • Come to the Cité de la Chaussure in Romans at 10am. The tour of this historic building and the production workshops takes 1 hour. Take the time to observe the different stages involved in shoemaking.
  • From there, you can explore the historic centre of Romans .
  • You will be drawn to the Jacquemart tower with its monumental clock, huge bell and mechanical figure.
  • Then carry on exploring the local heritage sites with Saint-Barnard Collegiate Church . This beautiful church overlooks the banks of the Isère.

Lunchtime: lunch out on the terrace

  • For lunch, we recommend going to Place Ernest Gailly and to the restaurant Le Gailly so you can enjoy the covered and shaded outdoor seating area.
  • On the menu at this restaurant are dishes made with regional products. This is your chance to taste the local ravioles .

Afternoon: Walk in Naix Woods

  • After lunch, cross over the old bridge and walk along the banks of the Isère. It will take you around 15 minutes before you arrive in Naix woods .
  • There's an orienteering trail here that is suitable for families and takes around 1.5 hours to complete. You can purchase all the documents you need for this trail at the Tourist Office.
  • Continue your afternooon of sightseeing at Pascalis, the pogne museum . In July and August, you can visit the museum from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 12pm, without booking in advance. The perfect time to go is 10:30am so you can actually see this local speciality being made. The rest of the year, you must make a prior booking to visit the museum! The tour takes around 30 minutes, including the film showing and tasting!

Evening / overnight: Ice cream and souvenir

  • The glacier Saint Nicolas , rue Saint Nicolas, is one of the best ice cream parlours in Romans. It is open every day from 3pm to 11:30pm from the 1st June to the 31st August. You can taste the delicious homemade ice cream of your choice.
  • They also sell sweet pancakes.
  • If you stop by the Tourist Office you can purchase some souvenirs of your stay here, for example the apron with the words "ceci n'est pas un ravioli" or a t-shirt with "enfant haut comme 3 pognes".
  • At the end of the day, head towards the hôtel Karene Saint-Paul-Lès-Romans . It is now time to relax in a comfortable room and enjoy the hotel gardens and swimming pool, before starting your second day.

Day 2

Morning: Sentiers des Pellafoles in Barbières

  • Come to the village of Barbières . This morning you'll be having some fun in the great outdoors.
  • You can explore the village in an original way with a treasure hunt. The map for the treasure hunt is available at the Tourist Office.
  • Set off along the Sentier des Pellafoles footpath for a 2-hour walk. The village is overlooked by the ruins of the ancient Château de Pellafol. Admire the view of the foothills of the Vercors and Monts du Matin.

Lunchtime: have a picnic near the footpath

Make the most of this magnificent natural setting and stop off for a picnic.

Afternoon: Leisure activities

  • When you've finished your walk, head towards Alixan to discover this charming little village and have some fun at the leisure park for children aged 6 and over. Paintball and games offers numerous activities in a fun, welcoming and family-friendly setting. You can try painballing for children, archery or human table football. The choice is yours.

 

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