Wellbeing The Drôme valley plants
Situated in a region where mediterranean and mountain climates meet , The Drôme valley is incrededibly rich, botanically speaking. You will find plants which are typically from the Alps like Juniper trees, the mountain tobacco ,or Scot pine- trees as well as lavender , thyme or helichrysum,typical of a Mediterranean climate.
FROM THIS DIVERSITY SPRANG A UNIQUE “SAVOIR-FAIRE”
Did you know that the Drôme département has come first at producing aromatic plants in France ?
Our valley possesses the highest concentration of laboratories producing essential and vegetal oils and of medicinal plants growers. Oils of great quality are distilled for private as well as business users and used in aromatherapy, herbal medicine or in cosmetics.
You will be able to see most of these plants either in the colourful fields spreading at the bottom of the mountains or along walking paths.
A LOCAL CALLING AROSE FROM IT : WELLBEING
Lots of therapists, tourist operators and guides use these opportunities to make you benefit from this botanical asset. Visit the botanic gardens in Chabrillan or Gigors et Lozeron, follow a guide along hiking paths, learn how to use wild plants in cookery courses, have a massage with essential oils, create your own cosmetics…We definitely offer you a tremendous choice of activities related to plants, here.
THE PLANTS’ SECRETS
But what are the virtues of the plants due to ? Rodolphe Balz, who has been working on the subject for more than 50 years, has a thorough knowledge of them. . He founded Sanoflore, a well-known essential oil factory in the south side of the Vercors and next, not far away from it, a research laboratry called IRIS.
He enjoys full recognition as an expert in this field. Listen to him in the following document made by Vidéos Val de Drôme .