Provence Wine Trails - Châteauneuf du Pape
Châteauneuf du Pape is southern France’s most prestigious wine village: a small village of only 2000 people. Grapes have been grown here for 700 years and the best way to discover these vineyards is by foot strolling between the gnarled vines from one estate to the next, run by the same families for generations. You will have lots of wine-tasting opportunities including half-day’s guided tour by a local wine expert.
- Walking through the famed vineyards of Châteauneuf du Pape
- Half a day with a wine expert to unveil the secrets of the Côte du Rhône wines
- The medieval Vaison la Romaine (France’s largest Roman architectural site)
- Wine making village of Gigondas and the perched village of Séguret
You can choose to begin this holiday on any day of the week.
Itinerary & Hotels
Arrive Avignonday 1
Settle into your lovely hotel in Avignon to explore this wonderful papal city. Enjoy the cobblestoned streets, bustling café’s, covered markets and museums.
Hôtel Cloitre St Louis Avignon
Housed in a 16th-century Jesuit school, this refined hotel is a 4-minute walk from Gare d'Avignon Centre train station and 11 minutes' walk from the Palais des Papes.
- Swimming Pool
- Bar and Room Service
- Choice of restaurants
- Flat screen, satellite TV
- Safe box
A remarkable place with impressive architecture, dine in the magnificent vaulted room featuring views of the cloister’s courtyard. If the weather is cooler, you will be served in the glass ambulatory or in the vaulted dining rooms. When the weather is nice, the ambulatory and gardens turn into one of the city's most beautiful terraces.
Dinner, Bed and Breakfast included.
Châteauneuf du Pape & Famed Vineyards day 2
A short transfer from Avignon to Châteauneuf du Pape. You stroll on farming tracks in between the parcels of vines taking you through three wine estates. Settle into the charming Mére Germaine hotel and dine in its famous restaurant.
Hôtel Mére Germaine Chateauneuf du Pape
In the heart of the village with beautiful views over the famous Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyards, the Rhône and Avignon. This hotel is part of the 'Tables and Auberges de France' Group
- Rooms with views over vineyards
Chef David Rocamora trained at the hotel school of Avignon. Following further training at the Beaurivage Palace in Lausanne, he returned to Avignon and has worked in the local region ever since. He has been head chef at “La Mère Germaine” for over 5 years. He specialises in regional cuisine using only the freshest ingredients.
Châteauneuf du Pape to Gigondas day 3
Circular walk via Château Mont Redon alongside rocks deposited by the ice age that absorb heat in the day and emit it at night keeping the vines warm. This afternoon’s wine tasting by a local expert who will unveil the secrets of these vines. A transfer to Gigondas to enjoy a gourmet meal with wine from a local estate. Overnight at Hôtel Les Florets.
Les Florets Gigondas
Nestled on a forested hillside, this quaint hotel in a Provençal-style villa has scenic rural views. It's 21.3 km from the Roman town of Orange and 22.9 km from Château du Barroux.
- Chic rooms furnished in French country style
- Satallite TV
- Outdoor pool
- Lounge bar
Discover the best of Provence at Les Florets; a high-end restaurant where the chef composes creative dishes in his own elegant and precise cooking style. Based on the best local products, including Sarrians pigeon, Ventoux pork, local asparagus and the inimitable Carpentras strawberries. Your meal can be complemented with one of the great house-made Gigondas wines.
Dinner, bed and breakfast included
Gigondas Day Walk (Picnic Included)day 4
Today’s walk takes you through the 2nd of the cru wines of the southern Rhône. Take time to enjoy this lovely old village before heading to the foot of Dantelles de Montmirall, a set of chiselled limestone cliffs. There are plenty of wine tasting opportunities in the village. Enjoy a second night at Hôtel Les Florets with a gourmet.
Gigondas to Sèguret to Vaison La Romaine day 5
The last walking day of the tour with a lovely walk to the town of Séguret listed as one of the most beautiful villages in France. Walk on paths and farm tracks through the vines of the Rhône Valley. On reaching the medieval wooden entrance gates of Séguret you will find its rows of homes clinging to the rocks and cobbled streets with a tea house serving succulent cakes overlooking the Rhône Valley. Transfer to Vaison la Romaine in the afternoon, France’s largest Roman architectural site.
Tilleuls d’Elisée Vaison La Romaine
Quaint stone-built B&B is a 3-minute walk from the 12th-century Chapelle Saint-Quenin, 5 minutes from the medieval town center and 11 minutes from the 1st-century Pont romain de Vaison-la-Romaine (Roman bridge).
- Counry style rooms
- Air conditioning
- Village views
Bed and Breakfast included
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