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Diois, France

Located in the little known Drome department, or province, of southeastern France, Diois ("dee-wah") is one of the nation's best-kept secrets. Part Provence and part foothills of the Alps, it has all that those regions have to offer, minus the steep prices, crowds and tourist traps.

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