Is a commune former episcopal, and sub prefecture of the Drôme department in southeaster France. The region around Die is knows as de Diois. Die became city de “Clairette de Die”, a sparkling wine. Is a Roman Catholic diocese and its cathedral remains.
Is situated in a Valley, surrounded by the Glandasse mountain, a massive and steep rocky barrier which separates the area from Vercors Plateau. The territory of the commune of Die is part of the regional natural park of these regions.
Die is composed of less than 5000 inhabitants. The city concentrated on small industries. Nowadays, the village receive a lot of tourist during summer, from foreign. In winter the tourist come from the surrounding regions to do the winter sports at the “Col du Rousset” ski station, in Vercors Mountains. The most popular activities are skiing, snowshoe hiking, sled dog racing. In 1992, it is here the International Mountain Race competition was won by a Columbian.
The walls and the Porte Saint Marcel are construction of the Gallo-Roman which can still be seen north of the city. Contrary the door, next to down town, was reused an old Roman municipal arc that was originally outside the city walls.
The museum of history and archaeology Die is a leisure site to discover, have are important and interesting things about the history and archaeology.
Animal park of the Jardin des Découvertes: is a farm and an observation centre where live freely around the visitors hundreds of exotic butterflies. At certain hours of the day, before the hatcher, may have yourself a chance to witness the birth of an adult imago. You'll have the opportunity to photograph and film them, this is a unique opportunity to approach these jewels of nature.
Also, you can visit the Cathedral Notre-Dame de Die, is a former Roman catholic cathedral, and is national monument. It was formerly the seat of the Bishop of Die. The diocese was not restored after the French Revolution.
Visits a winery Clairette, is the most important about wine, is a natural sparkling white wine from the Rhône Valley region in France. It is characterized by its peach, apricot flavours and rose and honeysuckle aromas and grape varieties.
Ski resort Le Grand Echaillon: for excursion, distance 22km.
For dinner, you can go a restaurant “O Dielettante”, with a certificate of extellence “un air de famille” and 28 restaurants more in this village.
Tourism Office information
Address: Rue des Jardins, 26150, Die
Phone: +33 4 75 22 03 03
Schedule: 9AM-12PM 2-6PM
UTC/GMT +1 hour
The continental climate of the north and the Mediterranean climate of Provence of the south.
The Train station of Die is a hub in the French transport network enabling travellers to reach the region around Die. This place provides an easy connection to other forms of road transport if necessary.