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Nice month of May

around the Ideal Palace

A month of May under the sign of dreams

Nice month of May that brings with it the sun, a sweet warmth, exhibitions in unusual places, hiking tours accessible to all, the Revol braderie in Saint-Uze, mini-cruises on the Rhone…
Here are a few ideas of escapades and outings! Our favorites just for you!

Extraordinary exhibition

Jean-Michel Othoniel

at the Ideal Palace

“The Dream of Water”, an exhibition by Jean-michel Othoniel,
from May 14 to November 6 2022 in Hauterives (Drome).
Imagined especially for this unique place in the world that celebrates its 110 years, the exhibition of Jean-Michel Othoniel takes up with subtlety the challenge that consists for the first time to bring contemporary creation into the work
the singular work of the facteur Cheval.
Inspired by the forms conceived and the preparatory drawings of Factor Cheval, Jean-Michel Othoniel’s intervention summons the marvelous to bring to life the dream of Factor Cheval: that the Palais be animated by water games,
fountains and waterfalls.
Between sculpture, construction and follies, two worlds of singular artists come together, all around and inside the Palace.


for all

The hikes in Porte de DrômArdèche are varied and accessible to all: short walks, long hikes, with a view of the Rhone valley, in the woods, along a river….
To discover the marked paths:
* bring your smartphone
* download the app “Les échappées inspirées
* choose your hike and download it
* In airplane mode, your smartphone is geolocated and guides you along the route!

Mini-cruises on the Rhône

with Les Canotiers du Rhône

Have you ever gone boating on the Rhône? Have you ever admired the Saint Joseph hillsides from the middle of the river?
A new and soothing sensation of navigation for a mini-cruise between the river stop of Saint-Vallier and that of Andancette.
Admire the banks of the Rhone, the catfish fishermen and as you approach the finish line, discover the Marc Seguin Bridge, a real work of art between the two municipalities facing each other.
A short picnic break is possible at the clos Nougier in Andancette: a landscaped area with trees.
You will leave by boat or by bike on the Viarhona towards Saint-Vallier.

From 29/04 to 16/06/2022, every Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:15 pm.
From 14/07 to 15/09/2022, every Sunday from 11:30 am to 2:15 pm.
From 01/10 to 16/10/2022, every sunday from 14h30 to 14h15.

Shopping idea

Revol Porcelaine in Saint-Uze organizes two sales per year. The next one will be from the 12th to the 15th of May directly in the company’s warehouses, in the heart of the village. It is very easy to find, just follow the signs! Everything is very well signposted for the parking lots and the braderie.

The principle is simple, the dishes are stored on pallets and you buy by weight. Everything is at hand: plates, cups, mugs, casseroles, dishes …. Kilos of dishes of all colors! Make your choice for your future table!

Braderie de mai


Organize your visit

Ideas of hikes in Porte de DrômArdèche