La Drôme is found in Southeast France, with the Rhône River running along its western border and the city of Grenoble just to the east. Within this incredibly diverse corner of France, one can see mountains just to the east, as well as some of Provence’s famed lavender fields. In between, there is remarkable camping and hiking, including the Huguenots Exile Trail and the Val de Drôme.
La Drôme’s most renowned tourist attraction is the Palais Idéal du Facteur Cheval or the Mailman Cheval’s Ideal Palace. This is an astounding piece of folk art built meticulously over 33 years by local mailman Ferdinand Cheval who saw the image of the palace in a dream. He began picking up rocks along his route and between 1879 and 1918 Cheval used them to create his masterpiece. The recent biopic about Cheval is well worth watching.