Nyons is a village in the Drôme situated in the Regional Nature Park of Les Baronnies Provençales, in the east of the Rhône Valley 100 kilometres to the south of Valence and 60 kilometres north of Avignon.
Its topography, its relief and its geographical situation endow it with an exceptional microclimate, nestling as it does in the heart of a natural basin and surrounded by a low mountain range.
This village of many features is in the heart of the Drôme Provençale.
An ideal geographic situation combined with a very favourable climate allows it to exploit and fully enjoy the quality of its environment.
Proof of this is in its famous olive orchards listed among the “sites remarquables du goût” of France. The exceptional number of days of sunshine, the mild winters, the hot days of summer, the absence of the Mistral wind, the Mediterranean character of the site… all these conditions came together to earn Nyons the first AOC appellation for olives and olive oil in France.
Its wine production is part of the Côtes du Rhône appellation.
The town also has an architectural heritage with buildings listed as historic monuments. Through the course of the year, festivals and quality events are organized and attract a great number of visitors.
This rich, historic and natural heritage permitted it to win in 2008 the label “Plus Beaux Détour de France”.
Nicknamed the “Little Nice” quite a while ago, Nyons has much appeal and has taken advantage of that. It has been a recognized and much-appreciated vacation spot since the 19th century and has not stopped growing in that domain.
The town's tourist accommodations have developed and diversified. Hotels, vacation complexes and campsites can now welcome a large number of diverse visitors.
Come discover and sample the flavours and produce of the land.
Come see the Romanesque bridge inaugurated in 1409 by the bishop of Vaison and which celebrated its 606th year in 2015. Visit the Place des Arcades laid out in the 14th century and devoted to the markets and fairs in Nyons. The Fort quarter also has a medieval air with the Randonne Tower and the Dauphine Tower towering above it.
You can also visit the soap factory and old mills dating from the 18th and the 19th century, situated at the foot of the bridge at the end of the dyke promenade. There, you learn about the operations carried out to make olive oil.
Many other civil monuments, religious buildings and museums await you to let you share in the richness and love for this magnificent town.
Come discover the land, the colours of the vineyards, the olive orchards, the lavender and savour the Art de Vivre in Provence.
In the area around Nyons
Saint Ferréol Trente Pas: charming rural village, site of archaeological vestiges, the gorges of Trente Pas.
Saint Jalle: pleasant and typically Provençal village with its sycamore-lined lane and cobblestone streets, to visit during the flowering of the lavender. Visit the 12th century Notre Dame de Beauvert Church.
Mirabel aux Baronnies: charming village, with the hills of Les Baronnies it offers magnificent landscapes and views and beautiful walks.
Le Poët Sigillat: hilltop village at 1269 metres that offers majestic views ove the Valley of the 'Ennuyé.
Chateauneuf de Bordette: visit the Saint-Michel Church and the Saint Quenin Capel.