La Drôme is known as the organic valley of France, where you can find lots of local organic fruits and veggies. After our work exchange stay in La Balme, we hitchhiked to Beaufort-sur-Gervanne, a charming medieval village. There we were hosted by friends (and friends of friends) from the assosiation and permaculture farm L’air des Pichoulis.
The lovely lady running the new grocery store, L’épicerie, welcomed us to do some volunteer work, stacking mostly local and/or organic food on shelves. This small store is a great initiative created by the help of local support and crowd funding. You can read more about their history here, and see photos from their opening day here. On our last day in Drôme we had a call from James (one of several friendly drivers we hitchhiked with), asking us if we wanted to join him and his friends climbing. We of course said yes!
Photos from La Drôme
View from the road when hitchhiking to Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
Charming medieval village streets
A cat on a coffee table
A gorgeous alley cat
A French medieval stone house
Medieval sundial and mechanical watch
Elegant sign: Les Cours
…when the public street passes through a house…
Stairs with loads of plants adds to the village charm
Charm, again! Medieval stone houses.
Narrow street view
House for sale
Sturdy stones and wood
“Modern” styled house
Jean is happy to shop mostly local veggies, without plastic wrapping all over.
Jean is also happy to volunteer at the local grocery store
Under the bride
Street view in Beaufort-sur-Gervanne
The neighbour, Monsieur Scarecrow
A gîte (guesthouse)
Hearts of stone
By the lake in Saillans
Street view in Saillans, not far from the local free shop
Charming coloured shutters on not so charming houses
Jean is checking out an old fashioned tiny house 😉
The fellow photographer hunting for a good shoot
Going climbing with our hitchhiking lift James