A magnificent mediaeval village set in Drôme Provençale, in the heart of its AOC Côtes du Rhône vineyards, Taulignan has two rivers running through it – Le Lez and La Berre. It prospered during the nineteenth century through the silk industry, with the mill employing over 400 women. The village is fortified and surrounded by 700m-long ramparts, which also constitute the outside walls of houses within the village. The ramparts date back to the fourteenth century, and eleven of their original fourteen towers still stand today.
What to see, what to visit : the Silk workshop/museum, the
Museum of Sacred Art, the church, the Dominican Monastery.
Recommended activities : walking circuits