These strangely majestic mountains, with their jagged limestone crests stretching from Gigondas to Malaucène, are 200 million years old. The traces of millions of years of erosion have earned them the name of "Dentelles", French for "lace". The name Montmirail comes from the Latin mons mirabilis, which means admirable mountain - a name which is easy to understand when you see their peaks rising into the skies of Provence. They are popular with mountain climbers and offer 40km of trails for hikers. The foothills are home to picturesque villages and the vineyards that have made the reputation of the southern Côtes du Rhône: Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise…
The Dentelles de Montmirail are one of the most visited sites in the Vaucluse, behind only Avignon (the Papal Palace) and Mont Ventoux.
Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise, Séguret, Sablet... well-preserved medieval villages at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail mountains.
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 !