Dentelles de Montmirail
Look at that!
This jagged relief standing against a dazzling backdrop of blue skies is easily-recognizable from afar: its rocky cliff faces extend 8 kilometres to the North of Carpentras and overlook the stunning vineyards of Beaumes-de-Venise, Gigondas and Vacqueyras. But if you want to make the family outing a success, the local cellars will have to wait: opt instead for a lovely walk in the hills – the faux menhir of Vacqueyras is a definite must. Starting out from Vacqueyras, the trail leads across vines then into caves (make sure you have a torch with you), before reaching a bizarre stack of rocks carved by nature – a truly delightful and relaxing Provence walk. If you’re seeking something a little sportier, climb on your mountain bike and head out to conquer the Tour des Dentelles : don’t worry, it’s rated as “easy”.