The hilly countryside of the Haut Vaucluse is dotted with little gems of medieval architecture like Beaumes-de-Venise, Sablet, Séguret and Gigondas. Gigondas, nestled at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains in the heart of the ancient principality of Orange, was originally known as "Jucunditas", a Latin word meaning joy and gladness. A name which fits this enchanting place to a T. Gigondas is a small village with a big reputation, thanks to its world-renowned wines (appellation d'origine granted in 1971).
The village spreads out below the church, which overlooks the Gigondas vineyards. From the court in front of the church, you will enjoy a unique view of the region, stretching as far as the Cévennes. Next to the church, you can take a staircase decorated with contemporary sculptures by French and international artists to visit the Hospices.
After a full day in the Provence sunshine, take a break at Les Florets hotel and restaurant, on the upper slopes of Gigondas.
Pure enchantment at first sight ! The Dentelles de Montmirail mountains captivate visitors with their rocky beauty.
Mont Ventoux, sometimes called Mont Chauve (Bald Mountain), is easily recognised, an emblem of Provence and the Vaucluse.
The Vaucluse is a playground like no other, offering activities galore in varied, hilly settings.
Fancy a stay combining lifestyle , gastronomy , history, natural beauty and sports activities ... a single destination : the Vaucluse !