Wildlife & Flowers
One of our most popular holidays, we've expanded our repertoire to include new walks and even more wild flowers in this stunning location.
There are many reasons why we love this secret corner of Europe, but the wild flowers in May and early June are probably at the top of the list. Scattered like sparkling jewels, the orchids and other wild flowers are the greatest treasure.
Our location in the Drome valley to the south of the Vercors lies at the apex of three climatic zones: Alpine, Mediterranean and Continental European.
To the north lies the Vercors National Park, France’s largest nature reserve, a vast mountainous area a mile above sea level, cut by deep limestone gorges among meadows and moorlands, forests, peaks and ridges. Almost no-one lives here, it’s just the walkers who experience the stunning alpine flowers in spring, the dazzling gentians, wild tulips and narcissi, and many orchids.
We also explore some excellent locations in the valley and to the south, noting the climatic influence of the Mediterranean, and through the week should see a huge range of flowers. The walking is never too difficult, and there is plenty of time to take photographs.
But it's not just about the wild flowers, the wildlife is superb. As well as many butterflies, we could also see golden eagles, griffon vultures, chamois, ibex and marmots, and occassionally we've even seen a wallcreeper on the cliffs of the Vercors plateau.
If you would like to find out more about this or any other holiday, please contact us.