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At the heart of a truly hospitable region
The heritage-packed Drôme is one of France’s top tourism and culinary destinations.

Located at the foot of Hermitage Hill and facing Saint-Joseph, the Cité du Chocolat is surrounded by world-famous grand cru vineyards, with tastings available in the vicinity.

Natural beauty spots and typical villages, in the heart of the Rhône-Alpes region.

Whether staying a week or just a weekend en route to/from your holidays, Ardèche and Drôme are renowned for their natural beauty spots and typical villages with “village of character” or “most beautiful village of France” labels.

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Tourist attractions

The Cité du Chocolat is surrounded by famous tourist attractions.

La Ferme aux Crocodiles

A half-day visit: 350-plus crocodiles on Europe’s biggest farm.
At the gateway to the Ardèche River Gorge, in the Rhône Valley, 10 minutes from the A7 motorway, and 40 minutes from the Cité du Chocolat, “the Crocodile Farm” is open every day (Sundays and public holidays included).
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Le Train de l'Ardèche

A steam train line that blends stunning landscapes with a strong sense of history.
This narrow-gauge line was built into a hillside in 1886-1891 by over 1,000 labourers. Many vehicles built for the line – steam locomotives, self-powered railcars, carriages – are now listed monuments. 10 minutes from the Cité du Chocolat.
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Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval

Its reputation is limitless, and many visitors come from all over the world to see “Postman Cheval’s Ideal Palace”.
30 minutes from the Cité du Chocolat.
Open all year except: 25 December, 1 January, and 15-31 January.
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Le Château de Tournon 

Just across the River Rhône, facing the Cité du Chocolat, this medieval castle overlooks Tournon and Tain l'Hermitage, beckoning visitors. For opening dates and prices, please enquire at the Hermitage Tournonais area tourist office.
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