Trip in the Dentelles de Montmirail, between vineyards and hills.

08/03/2018 | Bertille SAUDRAIS

Tall limestone cliffs, the name Dentelles de Montmirail comes from their shape obtained from the erosion of the rock. Montmirail comes from the Latin “mons mirabilis” which means mount admirable. These mountains are beautiful to admire and even more beautiful to discover. Famous for the renowned wines of the southern Côtes du Rhône appellation with Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise… this region offers a myriad of activities: hiking, cycling, climbing or simply stroll through the picturesque villages nestled at the foot of these crenelated rocks. 

Among the many possible walks in the heart of the Dentelles, the most popular leads to the summit of Mont-Saint-Amand (725 meters high) and offers exceptional landscapes. Between forests and vineyards, this magnificent walk will take you to the highest point of the Dentelles de Montmirail massif. This hike will take you about 4 hours, during which you will discover the most beautiful panoramas on Dentelles de Montmirail, Mont Ventoux, Luberon and the Plain of Carpentras. 

Additionally, take some time to visit typical villages from Provence. From the hotel, take the direction of the village of Le Barroux. At the heart of the village, you will find a 12th century castle. On the outskirts of the village, the beautiful Sainte Madeleine du Barroux abbey and its park are worth seeing. Then take the direction of Gigondas via Beaumes-de-Venise and Vacqueyras. Stop in Gigondas and enjoy the exceptional panorama of the vineyards. Continue your journey by Sablet and stop in the village of Séguret, ranked among “The Most Beautiful Villages of France”. Continue along Vaison-la-Romaine where you will find many archaeological sites such as an ancient theater and a Roman bridge in the heart of the old town. Take the direction of Malaucène and stop in the beautiful hilltop village of Crestet. Return to the hotel via Suzette. You will enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail.

Do not hesitate to contact our concierge for more information. 

Article original: Bertille Saudrais-Petit