Dominated by the hilltop Castel du Mont Woody, Montboucher-sur-Jabron is a charming village in the Drôme department of southeastern France. It’s traversed by the scenic Jabron River and is home to an 18-hole golf course while it also offers easy access to Montelimar’s historic and cultural attractions.
Things to do in Montboucher-sur-Jabron
Keen golfers shouldn’t miss a visit to the Domaine de la Valdaine, an 18-hole golf course that sprawls across 76 hectares in the south of Montboucher-sur-Jabron. It features two small practice areas with training bunkers, chipping and putting greens, as well as a driving range with both covered and outdoor stations where you can develop your long-range skills.
Montboucher-sur-Jabron makes an ideal base for visiting Montelimar, which is famed as the capital of nougat. Wander through its historic streets to admire the Renaissance-style house of Diane de Poitiers and the 17th-century Hôtel du Puy-Montbrun before soaking up views across the region from the hilltop Adhémar Castle. Dating back to the 12th century, it houses a contemporary art museum where rotating exhibitions are held.
For an insight into the local history, head to Montelimar’s City Museum, which was originally established in 1882 and houses a variety of ethnographic and artistic exhibits. It’s a short stroll from the Jardin Public, a picturesque green space featuring several ponds fringed by walking trails.
Getting around Montboucher-sur-Jabron
Montboucher-sur-Jabron is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Montelimar and just under two hours from Lyon. Marseille Provence Airport is 1.5 hours away and has flights to destinations across Europe and North Africa. Trains connect throughout Southern France from the Montelimar railway station while buses are the main means of getting to and from Montboucher-sur-Jabron.