Le moulin de Valaurie - Hôtel et restaurant 3 étoiles

The area around the hotel

Valaurie
Our 4-star hotel is located in the small medieval village of Valaurie. Take time to stroll in the old narrow streets, admire the 19th-century wash-house, the remains of the chateau, the 12th century church (listed as a protected historic monument). You could stop off at the ‘Maison de la Tour’ exhibition centre, or at the museum at the Eyguebelle distillery, to find out about the history of this small local firm and the syrups and liqueurs it has been producing here since 1711.
Grignan
Our 4-star hotel is located in the small medieval village of Valaurie. Take time to stroll in the old narrow streets, admire the 19th-century wash-house, the remains of the chateau, the 12th century church (listed as a protected historic monument). You could stop off at the ‘Maison de la Tour’ exhibition centre, or at the museum at the Eyguebelle distillery, to find out about the history of this small local firm and the syrups and liqueurs it has been producing here since 1711.
Clansayes Golf Course
This 9 hole course (par 35) over 2500 metres is just five minutes from our hotel, between Grignan and Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux. The course, extending over more than 18 hectares, is in a wonderful green setting, amid pines, olive trees and cypresses; its calm, friendly atmosphere will add to the golfer’s enjoyment of a, undulating technical course that is suitable for beginners as well as the more advanced.
Crocodile farm
In Pierrelatte, 15 minutes from our hotel (take the D541 road), is the Crocodile Farm, the only one of its kind in Europe. It has a glasshouse covering 8000 square metres, and an outdoor area of a further 4000 square metres. The farm presents more than 350 species of crocodilians (Nile crocodiles, spectacled caimans, Chinese and American alligators, gharials, etc), and also a number of species of tortoises (the giant Galápagos tortoise, and the Aldabra giant tortoise from the Seychelles – the largest in the world) and exotic birds. Open all year round.
Montélimar
The “Gateway to Provence” and the capital of nougat is 20 kilometres from our hotel. Heritage lovers will love the town, which houses about a dozen places that are listed as protected historic monuments, including the arcade gallery, the Serre-de-Parc estate, the remains of a group of Gallo-Roman thermal baths, the Narbonne Tower, the Saint-Martin Gateway, and the wonderful medieval chateau of the Adhémar family. Don’t miss ‘Le Palais des Bonbons et du Nougat - Maison des Jouets’, which pays tribute to the famous Provençal sweetmeat – it’s one of the most visited sites in the Drôme département.
Ardèche Gorges
Less than 40 kilometres from our hotel are the famous Ardèche Gorges, a breathtaking site carved into the limestone plateau, stretching for about thirty kilometres from Vallon-Pont-d’Arc to Saint-Martin-d’Ardèche. You can visit the Gorges by road and admire the outstanding panoramic view, or you can take a canoe, kayak or boat down the river, walk or cycle its length, climb its rocky walls, or even visit underground. The Gorges are classified as a nature reserve; this is the most visited site in the département.
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