Chantemerle les Grignan is a small, sleepy, medieval village, only 4km from Grignan.
The village is surrounded by lavender fields, vineyards and woods and during the heat of the afternoon sun the only sound to be heard are the cicadas and the gentle flow of the fountain to accompany the afternoon siesta.
All year round the colours of nature change, the hills become white as the almond trees blossom, the fields turn red with poppies, then yellow as the broom comes into flower and finally there is an overwhelming fragrance of lavender as the fields turn purple.
As summer draws to an end and the grape picking begins, and truffles can be smelt as the vibrant colours of autumn take over.
The year is rounded off with a fine sprinkling of snow.
You can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the region, the sun and the blue skies and finally as the sun goes down the village comes alive, the children come together to play in the village square while the parents sip the local wines or pastis and play pétanque, cards or just enjoy watching time go by.
Not far from the house you can enjoy all sorts of activities, golf, horse riding cycling, walking, or go for walks accompanied by donkeys.
It is also possible to go canyoning, canoe down l’Ardeche or climb the Mont Ventoux.
La Drôme is famous for its local produce, truffles, wines, olive oil, honey and nougat. All of which can be found in any of the local daily markets.