Welcome to my home.
If you go from Paris to the Riviera, you will go through the Rhône Valley home of the Côtes Du Rhônes wine. You will most likely miss one of France’s best kept secret, the county of Drôme, nestled partly in Northern Provence. You will miss my gorgeous native region. Bonjour, I am Sylvie Delaunay born and raised in Drôme, living in the USA for the last 35 years, and residing in Asheville NC .
Like anyone with a secret, I could not wait to share its beauty, people and stories. A few years ago, I created Provence De-Tours, a small tour company dedicated to taking clients to the nook and crannies of my native land. Places I visited as a child and know so well. Places hidden in the hills, the vineyards and the valleys. And do I have some stories to tell. Stories about growing up after WWII. Stories about the people of my native land. Stories of long ago and the present. I will share all those stories here along with places to explore, insider tips to traveling to my region, regional recipes (mostly my Maman’s), wine to discover and whatever you wish to read about. After all this is our place to have a conversation. Pull up a chair, maybe some wine, and let’s get to know each other. So, tell me below if you have been to France and where.