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Le Poët-Laval

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

Le Poët-Laval - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Drôme

Between the Vercors and the Baronnies between broom groves and lavender fields, is nestled in the hillside, Le Poët-Laval.

Hilltop village of the 12th century, classified most beautiful villages in France, it is the headquarters of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Below, along Jabron, the village lies more recent (late eighteenth), commonly known as "Hamlet Gougne".

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Poët-Laval
Tourism label
Latitude44.5366150 (N 44° 32’ 12”)
Longitude5.0145320 (E 5° 0’ 52”)
AltitudeFrom 255m to 973m
Surface area31.22 km²
Population972 inhabitants
Density31 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureValence (64 km, 59 min)
Insee code26243
IntercommunalityCC Dieulefit-Bourdeaux

Nearest cities & towns

Dieulefit6.1 km (11 min)
Souspierre6.4 km (9 min)
Eyzahut7.6 km (17 min)
La Bégude-de-Mazenc8.1 km (10 min)
Salettes9.5 km (13 min)
Portes-en-Valdaine10.9 km (14 min)
Montjoux11.4 km (17 min)
La Touche13.3 km (17 min)
La Bâtie-Rolland13.6 km (14 min)
Charols13.7 km (15 min)
Aleyrac13.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Gervais-sur-Roubion14.2 km (19 min)
Comps14.4 km (21 min)
Pont-de-Barret15.2 km (21 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest


Events and festivities


View of the castle courtyard
View of the castle courtyard
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Chapel of St John Commanders
Chapel of St John Commanders
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Enter the village through the small gate
Enter the village through the small gate
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Museum Dauphinois Protestantism
Museum Dauphinois Protestantism
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Mountain view from the amphitheater
Mountain view from the amphitheater
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Sports wilderness to map
Sports sensations30 € Saint-Ferréol-Trente-Pas (21 km)
Chocolate museum and workshop
Local flavours0 € to 3 € Crest (21 km)
Upie Zoo, the colourful park!
Entertainment10 € to 14 € Upie (30 km)
Visit to Lussas animal park
Entertainment5 € to 8 € Lussas (44 km)
Maiden Two-seater paraglider flight in Proven‡ale Dr“me
Nature and the great outdoors70 € to 120 € Mévouillon (48 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (33 km)
Domaine de Lorient
HikeEasy20 minMontéléger (37 km)
Dentelles de Montmirail Massif
HikeEasy2h00Gigondas (41 km)
The karst trail
HikeEasy3h00Vassieux-en-Vercors (47 km)
Saint-Jean Rock
HikeEasy3h00Gluiras (52 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals