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Drôme provençale, a little piece of heaven

"La Drôme provençale, un petit coin de paradis"
French C1 writing exercise

Vincent tells us about this beautiful region in the South of France.

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Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "the southern third", "an area (region)", "both [this and that]", "a land (soil)", "lavender", "truffles", "to resist [something]", "picturesque", "you'd think that...", "a rocky spur", "a freestone house", "a Roman church", "a belfry", "the Mistral (wind)", "enchanting".

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The name Drôme provençale was given at the end of the 80s to the southern third of the Drôme department, which represents 42% of this area's communes, because of its proximity, both geographical and cultural, with its neighbour Provence. This fertile land produces many delicacies: olives, lavender, grapevines, truffles, apricots, which are very difficult to resist! As for the picturesque villages located there, you'd think they were straight out of a Marcel Pagnol novel. Take the village of Chateauneuf de Mazenc: perched on its rocky spur and protected by a thick wall, it seems like a preserved paradise whose perfectly restored grey freestone houses are overlooked by a big Roman church with a square bell tower. Visitors will admire Mount Carmel's chapel and its delicate belfry which has been resisting the Mistral for more than five centuries. After discovering this enchanting region, you won't be able to forget it.

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