Heritage & terroir of Buis les Baronnies

Rest, relaxation, calm, nature, authenticity ... if these words echo, it's a safe bet that, like us, you will quickly be under the spell of Buis-les Baronnies and its surroundings.
Buis les Baronnies is a picturesque village in Drôme lost in the heart of the Natural Regional Parc of the Baronnies, it enjoys a very privileged and preserved natural environment. This combines to a temperate microclimate gave birth to an exceptional diversity of fauna and flora. Ideal land for fruits trees, aromatic and medicinal plants to flourish.

From Mont-Ventoux to lavender fields

The intense blue of the lavender fields in Sault, the silver-green olive groves, the discrete yellow and light-green of “honey trees”, tasty strawberries, apricots and cherries picked from the trees, the smell of wild thyme and rosemary, the cigales’ warbling, clear starry skies… An idyllic setting, many discoveries.

Outdoor activities in Drôme provençale

Outdoor activities are not lacking: walks, trails, hiking, horseback riding, cycling and motorcycling, picnics, swimming baths in the river, climbing, experiencing the via ferrata in Saint Julien (one of the most important in Europe!), ascending the famous Mont Ventoux walking or cycling or relaxing, enjoying the thermal baths in Montbrun with outdoor hot tubs overlooking the mountains.

Finally, the village of Buis itself, its narrow streets, its church, the listed “Arcades” from the XVth century. At the very heart of the village, the “Place du marché”, its colourful “façades”, its fountain, where the local producers meet every Wednesday and Saturday for the delight of gourmands and gourmets.

You will taste fresh goat cheese, olives, olive oil, honey, apricots and a wide variety of local quality products mainly issued from organic farming.

You may want to explore the nearby villages of the “Pas du Ventoux” : Sault, Brantes, Banon and its superb bookstore..., Vaison-la-Romaine and its Roman remains, le Crestet, Orange and its Roman theatre, Nyons ... and the many cellars around Séguret, Gigondas, Vacqueyras going up to the famous slopes of the Rhone Valley as Châteauneuf du Pape.


Blog of Hôtel Les Arcades - Le Lion d'Or
Holidays on Ventoux area

On our Blog, you’ll find all our advices and recommendations
to enjoy your stay and practice your favourite activity in the heart of Buis-les-Baronnies
Most of the links lead to the French version of the website (the English version not being always accurate).


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Many cyclists choose the hotel to discover the region. The ascent of Mont Ventoux often being a key moment of their stay.

There are two bike shops in Buis :
• Vel’eco-des-baronnies, where you can rent bikes, electric bikes and book tours : ensavoirplus
• Cycloutil: they offer recumbent bikes : ensavoirplus
The electric bike experience has a great success in the Region. You can book half-day or full day tour at Vel’eco mentioned above or book your “Roulez-Branchés” package directly at the Office de Tourisme (it includes: your bike, your tour, the hotels and restaurants).
We offer a bike room (free) and you will find itineraries available on site.

Hiking and walks

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The region is a paradise for hikers.

The Tourist Office of Buis-les-Baronnies offers kit with the different walks around Buis. You will also have access to our brochures on site.
Itinerants hikers follow the GR9 and often stop at the hotel. They recommended the following paper guide (in French) :ensavoirplus

We had a walk with Grégory from Sentes et Cimesensavoirplus, we really enjoyed it ! He offers day or half-day walks as well as themed walks.

Horseback rides

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The Tourist Office of Buis-les-Baronnies will inform you :ensavoirplus

Climbing and Via Ferrata

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Buis is famous for its many climbing sites including Ubrieux and Saint Julien.

Buis also hosts one of the most beautiful via ferrata of Europe :ensavoirplus

You can equip yourself and get all the information needed at the shop "Baronnies Sport :ensavoirplus
On their website you will also find the list of the guides exercising in Buis :ensavoirplus The guides speak French and English.

Valentin Leininger regularly accompanies our clients with great success.
He will adapt to your needs (initiation, experienced or kids friendly activities).
Valentin Leininger
+33 6 69 07 46 79


We organize climbing weekends with Valentin. Please contact us for more information.


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And why not discovering the Region from the sky?
Your stay can be the occasion of an air baptism in tandem paragliding.
You will get all the information needed at the shop "Baronnies Sport" :ensavoirplus and on the Tourist Office’s website :ensavoirplus

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