Some villages of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur are privileged destinations, which are appreciated for their calm. You will be seduced by Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a pretty village in the heart of the tourist department of Vaucluse. Located under the sun of Provence, the village reveals the picturesque charm of its old houses. You will find in Châteauneuf-du-Pape various local stores, and you will enjoy a good mood typical of a peaceful village.

Proximity to nature is at the heart of Châteauneuf-du-Pape’s attractiveness. You can go hiking or cycling on the paths and trails of Provence. in the Vaucluse, outdoor activities are diverse: horse riding, golf, tree climbing course, initiation to climbing, paragliding…

In Châteauneuf-du-Pape, as everywhere in southeastern France, gastronomic specialties are a tourist attraction in their own right. Make the most of your stay in Châteauneuf-du-Pape to visit local producers, directly on their farms, or at the many markets organized locally.

In Provence, you can discover a quality cultural and historical heritage: chapels and churches, castles and fortresses, listed towns and villages, museums… The local heritage offers the promise of beautiful discoveries. In a village, a recently restored wash house. There, the ruins of a castle dating from the Middle Ages.

Which tourist sites can be visited in the Vaucluse department. You can get closer to the Tourist Office to know all the activities.

Are you planning to find accommodation in or near Châteauneuf-du-Pape? You can discover a selection of accommodations to spend your stay in the Vaucluse department: hotels, bed and breakfast, campsites…

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard

Located in the Rhône Valley, the Châteauneuf-du-Pape vineyard is one of the most famous in France. The red and white wines produced here have an appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC). The popes of Avignon already appreciated the local wines in the Middle Ages, notably Clement VI and Innocent VI.

You can walk through the vineyards, or stop at some of the wineries for tours or tastings. From Châteauneuf-du-Pape you can also easily explore the many vineyards of the Comtat Venaissin.

Monuments and heritage

The village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape experienced prosperity in the 14th century, with the installation of the popes in the Comtat Venaissin.

The castle that still overlooks the village dates from this period, and was built by Pope John XXII to protect the papal states from bandit attacks.

The village was built around a watering place. The Great Fountain is decorated with sculptures and is located near the main entrance.

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption was originally built in the 11th century. It was extended in the 14th century, the 16th century and the 19th century.

Some remains of the medieval ramparts are still visible.

Museums and monuments near Châteauneuf-du-Pape

The ancient theatre of Orange is located about ten kilometres north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It can be visited, and many shows still take place there, including the famous “Chorégies d’Orange”.

You can also go to Avignon, and discover the many tourist attractions: the Palace of the Popes, the Petit Palais museum, the Saint-Benezet bridge, the Louis Vouland museum, the Musée de l’Œuvre…

During your stay, you will be able to open the doors of an impressive number of museums. There are several dozen in the department. What to see? What to do? You can visit the Rabasse du Ventoux museum in Monieux, the Blachère Foundation in Apt, the oil mill museum in Rustrel, the Francesco Petrarch Museum in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the wine museum in Ansouis…

Practical Informations

Would you like to visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape? We can help you to prepare your stay in this village in the Rhône valley.

  • Location: Châteauneuf-du-Pape is located on the banks of the Rhône, ten kilometres south of Orange, and about 15 km north of Avignon.
  • Nearby tourist towns and villages: Avignon, Orange, Carpentras, Monteux, Pernes-les-Fontaines…
  • Market days: Every Friday morning on the Place de la Renaissance
  • Tourist Office (address): 3 Rue de la République, 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Tourist Office (phone number): (+33)4 90 83 71 08
  • Official website: https://www.poptourisme.fr/chateauneuf-du-pape/chateauneuf-du-pape/

Would you like to stay in Châteauneuf-du-Pape? You can book a bedroom in a hotel, a bed and breakfast, a holiday rental, a camping pitch…