The Dentelles de Montmirail
Yours to explore from the Hotel Les Florets
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 "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 (Papal Palace) and Mont Ventoux.