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Visiting Grignan a Beautiful Villages for Lunch in the Drome

We often visit Grignan in the Drome Provencale, an area that falls between the Rhone River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. Since we were last there in the summer of 2019, Grignan was added to the Plus Beaux Villages de France.

And, there is little wonder why.

Rising like an island from the plain, the village of Grignan sits proudly on a hilltop surrounded by rampart walls. There are panoramic views of the mountains and agricultural lands of the Drôme Provençal from the town. The renaissance-era Château de Grignan is like a jewel in the stone crown.

So on an overcast Sunday in January, we drove to Grignan for a walk-about and lunch at Le Poeme de Grignan Restaurant. Continue reading here for details (and photos) from their visit to this beautiful village.

Grignan for Lunch and More

Le Poeme de Grignan Restaurant
8 Rue Saint-Louis
26230 Grignan
Telephone: +33 (0)4 75 91 10 90

La Ferme Chapouton (read about this restaurant)
200 route de Montélimar
26230 Grignan
Telephone: +33 (0)4 75 00 01 01

Château de Grignan (website)
Open daily with seasonal hour changes after September 1st
Closed Tuesday from November 1st – March 31st
Guided tours last 1.5 hours
You can walk also through the château on your own, but don’t skip the visit the views are incredible.

Ville de Grignan website
There are lots of tempting boutiques and gourmet shops in the village.

Tourism office
12 Place Jeu de Ballon
26230 Grignan
Telephone: +33 (0)4 75 46 56 75

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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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