May Day Flower Fair in Richerenches

Yesterday’s warm & sunny May Day bank holiday called for a trip to the annual flower fair at Richerenches.

Richerenches is a beautiful small walled village in the Drome, 30 minutes or so North West of Malaucène. It’s most famous for it’s Saturday truffle market, which you usually can smell for miles! Yesterday though it was the glorious scent of masses & masses of flowers that hit us as we parked some way out of the centre. It’s a gorgeous event that sees every inch of the village covered in flowering plants for sale and the the ancient arches and doorways garlanded in blooms…so pretty and really worth a visit. It’s a great place to get ideas and pick up some new plants.

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Richerenches also has an interesting history as one of the most important Knights Templar commanderies in Provence.

Richerrenches is a 40 minute drive from your base at Le Maupas.