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10 km from Bollènevia the D994, D26 and D71 roads.


Saint Paul Trois Châteaux

It is said that the tradition of lily of the valley being used as a lucky charm was invented in the 16th century at Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux. Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux was once a fortified town and some fine remains of the defensive walls stand to this day, including a 14th century gateway.

The beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, a marvel of history.

St Paul Trois Chateaux

These days this large Provencal market town located in a plain of vineyards is known for its imposing cathedral, a magnificent example of Romanesque art. This harmonious, elegant yet understated building stands in the heart of the historic quarter, where it is most pleasant to stroll the peaceful cobbled streets.

The town center and the House of truffle.

Saint Paul dans la Drome

As you walk along, you can admire here and there the Renaissance façades, old store signs faded by time, a few stretches of old stone walls, and roofed fountains. To end your visit, why not make a stop at the House of Truffle "Maison de la Truffe" to enjoy some truffles ?

Tourism: where are the 3 castles?

Don't look for the three castles - there aren't any. The name "Trois Châteaux" is the result of a clumsy translation: the town was originally called Tricastinorum during the Roman Empire, later translated Tricastin and Trois Châteaux. Don't be too disappointed, though: just a stone's throw away are three magnificent châteaux in Grignan, Suze-la-Rousse and La Garde-Adhémar.

The market

The Saint-Paul market takes place every Tuesday morning in the old town center. It's a great opportunity to discover the village in a friendly atmosphere and stock up on local produce and crafts.

Our map of St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

To find your way around Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, you can use our interactive map, which you'll find on this page. We've included the city's various points of interest as well as our accommodation recommendations so you can locate them before booking your stay in Saint Paul.

What to see

Cathedral (12th century historical monument, 13th century frescoes and mosaics, 17th century former high altar and organ case).
St-Just chapel.
Protohistoric rock engraving (solar symbol).
Many Roman remains.
Former Hôtel de Castellane (façade and chamber of justice, 17th-18th century).
Maison de la Truffe et du Tricastin.

Leisure activities

Equestrian centres,.
Hiking, mountain biking and cycle touring.
Climbing, nautical sports, quad, golf.
Tourist trails and Wine trail.
Cave-dwellers' village at Barry.


Boutique hotel nestled in a park with mediterranean garden - Large pool - Spacious rooms and suites sumptuously furnished - Gourmet restaurant - Massage

99€ - 320€

Bed and breakfast

Located in the historic center of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux, Maison d'hôtes Payan Champier is a former 17th-century mansion with an outdoor swimming pool and garden views. All rooms are equipped with TV, private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access.

Holiday rentals

L'Attrape-Rêve offers air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool. Free private parking and Wi-Fi access are provided. This vacation home features one bedroom, a living room with a TV, a fully equipped kitchen and a bathroom. Towels and bed linen are provided. You can also relax in the garden.


Bed & Breakfasts.
Holiday rentals.


You've sent us lots of questions about this pretty town in Drôme provençale. Here are our answers to your most frequently asked questions. Don't hesitate to send us an e-mail if you have any further questions, and we'll do our best to answer them.

What are the inhabitants of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux called?

The inhabitants of Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux are called "Tricastins" and "Tricastines". This derives from the town's ancient name "Tricastinorum" under the Roman Empire.

Why is the town of St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux called this?

When you go to Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, you logically expect to discover three castles, when in fact there's only one. The town is called "Trois Châteaux" (Three Castles) because it's a translation of the Latin "Tricastinorum", the ancient name of the town under the Roman Empire... in those days, there may have been three major constructions.

What to do today near Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux?

If you're looking for things to do in Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, start by visiting the old town center, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Maison de la Truffe. Then head for the many hiking trails that will take you to the surrounding villages. For wine lovers, the region's wine route is also very pleasant.

Village de Saint Paul Trois Châteaux.
Saint Paul Trois Châteaux dans la Drôme.
Saint Paul Trois Châteaux.
St Paul Trois Chateaux.


La Garde-Adhémar (7km), Suze-la-Rousse (10km) and Pierrelatte (10km).

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