Vue aérienne sur les Dentelles de Montmirail dans le Vaucluse
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Not‑to‑be‑missed spots in the Dentelles de Montmirail

for a stunning panorama!

A Provencal massif famous for the beauty and variety of its landscapes, the Dentelles de Montmirail offers a beautiful show in the Vaucluse. Even from afar, you can understand how it got this unusual name: the rocks seem to have been carved into a lovely serrated ribbon of lace. But it’s only when you start exploring all its nooks and crannies, from its lower slopes to its highest peak that you can really grasp all its special features!

Head in the clouds in the village of Beaumes-de-Venise

See giants from the foot of this Provencal massif!

Nestled at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail which form a majestic natural rampart, the village of Beaumes-de-Venise is a good place for visitors looking for peace and quiet, warmth and sun to stop off at… Dominated by the plateau des Courens, the village is also a starting point for some lovely hikes in the garrigue and the olive groves. All along the path, you get an outstanding view of the massif without even having to climb its rocky flanks.
Your must-have: binoculars.

Bike rides in the vineyards of Vacqueyras

Admire the variety of landscapes from vineyards to rock walls

You’re there! Right in the middle of the Dentelles! In Vacqueyras you are surrounded by authenticity and above all the winegrowing tradition: the prestige of its wine classified as a Côtes du Rhône vintage and its landscapes made up of perfectly-aligned vines have made its reputation. A marked discovery trail is open to cyclotourists who can ride, taste and even picnic in the vines. Comfortably seated with the serrated rocky cliffs as a backdrop and a good glass of red wine in your hand, you can sometimes catch a glimpse of enthusiastic climbers on a daring adventure…
Your must-have: a picnic blanket.

Climbing sessions all year round from

Climbing or a climbing hike: reach the peaks for a 360° view

Gigondas, a village of the Haut-Vaucluse renowned world-wide for its wine, offers lovely hikes and above all climbing – and why not do a bit of both!
Accompanied by mountain guides or certified professionals, you can climb up to the great routes of the Dentelles and gaze over the vast landscape from on high: an unlimited panoramic view. Of course, for enthusiastic walkers who will have walked each stage to at last reach the top, the grand finale won’t disappoint you… An unforgettable sunset to complete this beautiful adventure.
You must-have: good hiking boots.

Starting from Vaison-la-Romaine or Séguret…

… “hanging” from the Dentelles de Montmirail

Vaison-la-Romaine and Séguret are two hilltop villages which are typical of the territory of the Dentelles de Montmirail. The first village is fascinating for its exceptional archaeological site, the antique sites of Puymin and La Villasse, and in Séguret, it seems like time has stood still. The village won a place in the listing of the most beautiful villages in France. But it is actually as you wander along their little cobbled streets that you can appreciate the view: lush green and sometimes limestone decors, vines as far as the eye can see, a bright sun… You never get bored with these excursions in the Vaucluse where the villages of the Dentelles de Montmirail highlight every nook and cranny of the territory and a typically warm, gentle, Provencal lifestyle!
Your must-have: a camera.

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