Are you looking for a nature destination? in the Vaucluse, we invite you to visit the village of Gigondas. This authentic village can be discovered from square to square.

Do you want to spend a quiet vacation, to rest away from the hustle and bustle of the city? For as long as you want, the village of Gigondas will offer you the peace and quiet you are looking for.

Do you want to spend a sporting vacation, in contact with nature? Rent a bike, take your backpack and ride along the sunny paths of Provence. You can also try your hand at many other activities in the Vaucluse: horse riding, treetop adventure courses, via ferrata, paragliding…

Open to the world and the Mediterranean, highlighting an exceptional terroir, the culinary tradition of southeastern France is a tourist attraction in its own right. Take advantage of your stay in Gigondas to visit local producers, directly on their farms, or at the various markets organized in the area.

Ancient churches, fountains, canals, abbeys, monasteries… You can also discover an exceptional cultural and historical heritage. The local Tourist Office will give you advice on the activities available and the monuments to be visited. You wish to stay near Gigondas? You wish to stay during your stay in the exceptional setting of the Vaucluse? Organise your vacation by booking accommodation that suits you.

The wines of Gigondas

At the gateway to the Dentelles de Montmirail, the village of Gigondas is famous for its vineyards cultivated since ancient times. The wines are made from different grape varieties: grenache, syrah and mourvèdre. You will be able to meet the wine estates of the Comtat Venaissin and taste, always with moderation, the numerous wines that make the richness of this region.

Gigondas is also a French wine Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC), with a production of red and rosé wines.

The Dentelles de Montmirail

Located in the north of Provence, the Dentelles de Montmirail are famous for their breathtaking cliffs. Nature lovers can explore the many hiking trails, or cycle or mountain bike along the roads and paths.  The Dentelles de Montmirail culminate at an altitude of 734 metres (2,400 ft), at the peak of Saint-Amand.

Do you like nature? About 20 km away, you can discover the Mont Ventoux. This high mountain is very popular with cyclists.

Monuments and heritage

The village of Gigondas, located in the former principality of Orange, is still surrounded by its ancient medieval ramparts.

The feudal castle was the property of the Princes of Orange. In the 17th century, the Hospices were established in the building. After the French Revolution, the castle was converted into a school for girls, before being abandoned in 1904.

The church of Saint Catherine dates from the 18th century. You can admire a beautiful belfry, a clock and a sundial from the same period. A niche on its façade houses the statue of the Immaculate Conception.

Practical information

Would you like to visit Gigondas? Would you like to stay in the village for several days? We can help you prepare your holiday in Provence!

  • Location: Gigondas is less than 20 kilometres from the town of Orange.
  • Nearby tourist towns and villages: Avignon, Orange, Carpentras, Vaison-la-Romaine, Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Market days: Several markets take place in the vicinity of Gigondas, on Mondays in Piolenc and Bédoin, on Tuesdays in Vaison-La-Romaine, on Saturdays in Loriol-du-Comtat and Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes…
  • Tourist Office (address): 5 Rue du Portail, 84190 Gigondas
  • Tourist Office (phone number): (+33)4 90 65 85 46
  • Official website: https://www.ventouxprovence.fr/en/home.html

You can easily find accommodation in Gigondas or in the surrounding villages. You can book a hotel room, a bed and breakfast, a pitch or a mobile home in a campsite…