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TownEspelucheAllan at 4 km (5 min)
Insee code26121Puygiron at 4.6 km (9 min)
Postcode26780Montboucher-sur-Jabron at 5.1 km (8 min)
Latitude44.5152659Rochefort-en-Valdaine at 6.3 km (8 min)
Longitude4.8233960La Bâtie-Rolland at 6.8 km (10 min)
AltitudeFrom 106 to 425 metersLa Touche at 7.3 km (11 min)
Surface11.33 km²Malataverne at 7.9 km (9 min)
Population1085 inhabitantsMontélimar at 9.7 km (14 min)
Density95 inhabitants/km²Portes-en-Valdaine at 9.9 km (15 min)
Chief townValence (at 64 km, 46 min)Montjoyer at 10.7 km (15 min)
DepartmentDrômeChâteauneuf-du-Rhône at 11.1 km (14 min)
RegionRhône-AlpesSearch another town


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Espeluche, common in the Rhone- Alpes region, is located 9 miles southeast of Montelimar, in the department of Drôme. It is one of the most common in the southern department at the gates of the Drôme Provençale.

The village of Espeluche is attached to the township of Montelimar 2, and is part of the community of communes called Montelimar - Sesame ( Structure of Equipment and Services Community Montelimar and its surroundings ).

Espeluche shares a border with Montelimar ( northwest ) on Montboucher- GLO (north ) Puygiron ( northeast ), Rochefort -en -Valdaine (east ) Montjoyer (south and a few hundred meters ), Allan (south - west).

From Lyon, take the Montelimar Nord exit. A La Coucourde, take direction Sauzet, then follow the Built -Rolland, and finally Puygiron Espeluche to fifteen kilometers. This access will allow you to travel on county roads and immerse yourself in the surrounding countryside.

From Marseille, exit at Montelimar Sud, follow Allan and follow Espeluche hosting you at about eight kilometers from the highway exit.


Espeluche is an authentic village in the south of Drôme. Its old center, organized in a ring is accessible through two doors. It houses a relic rated " The bench of the Lord", but also a multitude of architectural landmarks ( walls, doors, windows... ), traces a rich history that you'll love to discover by walking through its narrow streets.

The climate is very pleasant because it is similar to the Mediterranean climate. Despite the inescapable " Mistral" that makes some days completely " hair-raising ", the winters are often harsh and summers bring every year their share of heat records.

Surrounded by hills, the environment favors Espeluche rides for the delight of nature lovers.


Votive festival the third weekend of August.

Handcraft market the first weekend of December.


In and Around Espeluche, within 30 km, many exceptional sites are available:

The Village Poet- Laval, former commander of the Order of Malta, located on a steep site Jabron Valley, is part of a stunning panorama of wooded hills. This site is part of the 4 villages of the Drôme classified "most beautiful villages of France ".

Grignan Castle, dating from the 12th century built on a rock near the Papal Enclave offers from its terraces and gardens a unique perspective to see the surrounding area. It was the birthplace of a long correspondence between the Marquise de Sevigne and daughter.

Unusual, the " Crocodile Farm " in Tricastin, enjoying a suitable environment, has 8,000 square meters of tropical greenhouses and hosts more than 350 different species of crocodiles, turtles and an exceptional tropical flora.

Robinson Park in the heart of the forest of Marsanne, will welcome family and friends for a treetop adventure course.

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Chocolate museum and workshopCraftFrom 0 € to 3 €Crest (29 km)
Visit to Lussas animal parkCulture and education7 €Lussas (30 km)

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Friday 19 December
Min. 5°C - Max. 11°C
Saturday 20 December
Min. 2°C - Max. 6°C
Sunday 21 December
Min. -6°C - Max. 4°C


Mediterranean restaurantLe Castel du Mont Boisé  
LITTLE HAVEN - Le Castel du Mont Boisé welcomes you in an ideal setting for a business meeting, a dinner for a family meal or head. Simple and elegant décor make this a real moment...
Located 4.7 km from Espeluche30 € per person 
Provençal restaurantManoir du Domaine le Roure  
The Manoir du Domaine le Roure offers a cuisine based on fresh products according to market fresh and prepared especially for you. Discover delicious dishes that can be awarded to carefully...
Located 5.8 km from Espeluche49 € per person 
Provençal restaurantComme Une Abeille  
FUNNY HIVE - The building was created in 1953 by a Chabert, nougat of his condition, with humor and keen business sense. Today, it remains a symbol of the N7 and driving holiday in...
Located 6.5 km from Espeluche27 € per person 

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Castle with 6 bedroomsLe Castel du Mont Boisé    
The Castel du Mont Boisé is an small old castle surrounded by a large park which isolates it from its neighbors and has a swimming pool open from May 15 to October 30. There is as well...
Located 4.6 km from EspelucheFrom 90 € to 155 € the double room 
Mas with 3 bedroomsLe Fabras Gîtes et chambres d'hôtes  
La Bâtie-Rolland
Near Montelimar. Ready to welcome you in a friendly and southern atmosphere our homes and guest rooms are equipped with large spaces and neat comfort of a recent renovation. Ideal to...
Located 5.5 km from Espeluche75 € the double room 
Farm with 5 bedroomsLa piverdiere    
La Bégude-de-Mazenc
Service of quality for this large house located at 1 km of the village of Bégude de Mazenc, close Grignan and Dieulefit. Capacity of 10 people within framework of greenery vis-a-vis...
Located 9.1 km from Espeluche70 € the double room 

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Yurt for 6 personsSci la caloudad   NEW
Gite 4/6 independent people, 2 bedrooms : 1 bed 2 pl. 2 beds 1 pl. 1 sofa bz, tv, dvd player, wifi, l. Machine, L.vaisselle, frig., Freezer. Italian and separate toilet shower, patio...
Located 3.6 km from EspelucheFrom 460 € to 660 € per week 
Farm for 10 personsLe mas au pigeonnier  
La Bégude-de-Mazenc
The cottage is situated in the Drôme Provençale in a farm of 20 acres of fields, meadows, woods, on a hill placed in a dominant position, 5 minutes walk from the village, park and public...
Located 9.1 km from EspelucheFrom 560 € to 820 € per week 
House for 12 personsRoussas  
This has Roussas beautiful little village in Provence that Valrousse The Cottage welcomes you, with your family or friends. Comfortably furnished, with central heating fuiol. Composed...
Located 9.5 km from EspelucheFrom 450 € to 800 € per week 

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30 places over 1 haCamping floral    
Welcome camping Floral, near Montelimar and open all year. It is a perfect stop on your route or starting point for visiting the hilltop villages, make walks in the midst of lavender...
Located 14.3 km from Espeluche17 € per day 
90 places over 2 haLe Garrigon    
Camping Le Garrigon is located in the municipality of Cricket, a typically Provencal village between Vaucluse and Drôme Provençale. Enjoy famous sights such as Grignan Nyons or Vaison...
Located 16.7 km from EspelucheFrom 15 € to 29 € per day 
80 places over 2 haDomaine des grands prés    
Drôme Provençale in the heart of Dieulefit our area welcomes you for a peaceful holiday in a relaxed bohemian and unusual accommodation in innovative and eco-friendly.
Located 18.9 km from EspelucheFrom 12.80 € to 19.30 € per day 

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Château Hôtel du Monard - Hotel in EspelucheChâteau Hôtel du Monard    
Château Hôtel Du Monard features a sauna and a hot tub. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a restaurant serving traditional cuisine. All the air-conditioned rooms...
Located 3.4 km from EspelucheRoom from 84 €
Logis Le Puy Des Sirènes - Hotel in EspelucheLogis Le Puy Des Sirènes    
Le Puy Des Sirènes is a unique hotel situated in the village of Puygiron. It offers individually-themed rooms with free Wi-Fi and whirlpool baths or jet showers. The hotel’s restaurant...
Located 3.6 km from EspelucheRoom from 90 €
Manoir Le Roure & Spa - Hotel in EspelucheManoir Le Roure & Spa     
The Manoir Le Roure is a hotel located in a 4-hectare park in Provence. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, a traditional restaurant, a private spa and free WiFi access....
Located 5.3 km from Espeluche

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Résidence mmv Le Domaine du Lac
This 4-hectare residence is set in the heart of the Drôme orchards and borders Aiguille Lake, just 550 metres from the Palais des Congrès Sud Rhône-Alpes....
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