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The Park du Vercors is at the heart of everything you do, see and feel in this still little known corner of France. It offers an incredible variety of landscapes: mountain peaks, gorges, valleys, plateaux, forests, rivers, waterfalls, caves, walnut groves, apricot and peach trees, alpine flora (including dry wild orchids) and wildlife (mountain goats, deer, boar and birds of prey). All kinds of sporting, artistic and leisure pursuits are possible and within easy reach: all forms of walking, golf, trekking with donkeys, water-rafting, canyoning, horse-riding, icon painting, photography on the ground or from the air and of course all forms of winter sports or simply a ride in a sleigh with huskies in winter.

Various religious orders have left us with the abbeys of Leoncel and St. Antoine and churches worth visiting for their architectural and spiritual merit.

Villages clinging to rocky mountain sides or nestling in tiny valleys will inspire you. The town of Romans, the shoe capital of France (Charles Jourdan shoes are made here) will tempt you with its outstanding Musée de la Chaussure, shoe shops and workshops. Valence, capital of the county, will seduce you with its provençal atmosphere.

Of course this is France: you will sample in restaurants set in picturesque locations the regional dishes of ravioles (cheese raviolis), tartiflette (sliced potatoes baked with bacon and cheese), gratin dauphinois (sliced potatoes baked with cream), walnut tart (similar to pecan pie), Vercors trout (cooked or smoked), all accompanied by the wines of the Drôme and Rhône.

Or simply relax in the southern sun with a glass of glass of Clairette de Die...

Our region in photographs: John & Marie-Claude's galleries:
Landscapes
Walking & Hiking
Water Activities
History & Architecture
Goings on
Winter & Skiing
Activities for children
Minature Train Park
www.jardin-ferroviaire.com
Miripili Pirates Island
www.miripili.com
Vassieux Santon Figurines
tel. 04 75 48 28 37
Lente Animal Park
www.forelenteparc.com
Vert Cordes Acrobatic Forest
tel. 06 24 40 11 35
Vercors Golf
www.golf-vercors.fr
Indians' Valley
www.indiansvallee.com
Automated Figures Attraction
tel. 04 76 95 40 14
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Here are a few of the most popular places and activities near to us - Click and explore!

Vercors Regional Natural Park
www.pnr-vercors.fr

Vercors Resistance Memorial
www.memorial-vercors.fr

Thais Prehistoric Cave
www.tourisme-rhone-alpes.com

Vercors Prehistory Museum
www.prehistoire-vercors.fr

Choranche Cave
www.grottes-de-choranche.com

Valence Tourism Office
www.valencetourisme.com

Atelier St.Jean Damascene
www.atelierdamascene.fr

Saint-Antoine l'Abbaye
www.saintantoinelabbaye.fr

Royans-Vercors Paddle Boat
www.bateau-a-roue.com

Pont-en-Royans Water Museum
www.musee-eau.com

Romans: Town & Shoe Museum
www.ville-romans.com

Grenoble Airport
www.grenoble-airport.com

Airclub of Royans Vercors
www.acrv.org

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