The road through the Comtadin vineyards winds amidst famous AOC Côtes du Rhône vines and AOC Côtes du Ventoux vineyards. Vineyards are not the only point of interest in the countryside on this circuit. Here you will also see the by-pass channel for the Carpentras canal – further testimony to the very sacred nature of water in Provence. The water management structures built in the past gave rise to very prosperous fruit and vegetable farming and orchards, in particular strawberry and cherry, which have shaped the fate of this area.
Distance = 32,5 km
Landscape = The Dentelles de Montmirail and the Comtat Venaissin plain
Parking = Place Jean-Jaurès near the Tourism Office in the centre of Sarrians.
Do not miss:
In Beaumes de Venise: the Romanesque chapel Notre-Dame d'Aubune, the Balmes (hollowed out rocks, at the origin of the name of the village), the old olive oil mill.
Aubignan : its former ramparts and the Portail Neuf,
Vacqueyras and its wineyards, very close to Gigondas and the Dentelles de Montmirail
Things to do
Visit the villages of Aubignan, Sarrians and Vacqueyras which are also part of the Art and History area.
The vineyard landscapes growing grapes for the AOC Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Ventoux.
The Dentelles de Montmirail are an amazing natural site, where lots of outdoor activities take place, in particular rock-climbing and hiking.
Here you are in the heart of an outstanding terroir. Take advantage of the famous vineyards, in particular the Muscat de Beaumes de Venise.
Tourism Office - Beaumes de Venise,
Maison des Dentelles, 122 place du Marché - 84410 Beaumes-de-Venise Tel. +33 (0)4 90 62 94 39
Tourism Office - Aubignan,
place Anne-Benoîte Guillaume - 84810 Aubignan Tel. +33 (0)4 90 62 65 36
Tourism Office - Sarrians,
place du 1er août 1944 - 84260 Sarrians Tél. +33 (0)4 90 65 56 73
Syndicat d'Initiative - Vacqueyras,
place de la Mairie - 84190 Vacqueyras Tel. +33 (0)4 90 12 39 02
On the way
Leave from the parking lot at the Tourism Office in the centre of Sarrians. Following the direction of Vacqueyras, you will reach the plateau des Garrigues de l'Etang and its numerous vineyards to which the village owes its reputation.
On the Garrigues plateau, as you approach the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail, go toward the centre of Vacqueyras
In the centre of Vacqueyras, you can take the option which takes you back to the departure point, following the cycling signs in the direction of Sarrians
Don't forget to have a look at Notre-Dame d'Aubune, a jewel of Romantic art, on the way to Beaumes-de-Venise. When you arrive in the centre of Beaumes-de-Venise, cross the “Place du Marché” to continue the circuit in the direction of Aubignan
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