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Classified « site remarquable du gôut » (remarkable place for taste) Porte de DrômArdèche is the capital of the pear. « Site remarquable » means bringing together heritage, know-how and the region itself, all revolving round one emblematic product.
La Valloire is the cradle of pear production in Drôme since the 19th century. Over a period of 200 years pear trees replaced little by little vineyards and pastures. Fruit farmers specialised in different trellis techniques which have now become part of the landscape.
A thirst-quenching and refreshing fruit, the pear has a well-balanced composition.
It is also full of vitamins, minerals and oligo-elements. It contains vitamins A, B and C as well as provitamins and fibres. Its energy input remains moderate : 50 calories per 100g.
In the following villages in northern Drôme : Anneyron, Epinouze, Lens-Lestang, Manthes, Moras-en-Valloire and St Sorlin discover numerous local experts who show the pear at its best using their unique know-how with brandies, juices and sweet and savoury recipes.
– Taste the « all pear » menu à Auberge de la Valloire in Epinouze