"La Trouvaille"-- Beautiful old stone village house in Sablet
Unlike many surrounding villages, Sablet's center is not bisected by a major roadway, so the round medieval center is refreshingly free of most vehicle traffic and strolling the narrow spiraling streets and stairs to the 11th century church and its little park at the top of the village is a delight. Place du Barry provides a splendid view of rooftops, vineyards and provides an orientation table that identifies villages in the distant hills.
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Sablet is uniquely situated to provide easy access to many attractions in the Vaucluse. You will have so many choices of how to enjoy your time in Provence!
Explore Roman ruins or attend a live production in an antique theater in Vaison la Romaine or Orange. Visit a different Provençal market every day of the week, including our favorites in Vaison, Bedoin and Ste.-Cecile-les-Vignes.
Take a lovely stroll to Seguret or picnic on the hillsides. Ride a bicycle among the vines or challenge yourself to ride or hike to the summit of Mont Ventoux--a classic Tour de France route. Search for treasures at a local "vide grenier" or the famous antiques market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Or simply relax on La Trouvaille's lovely terrace and enjoy the views--with a glass of Sablet wine in hand...
Sablet's "Maison des Vins et du Tourisme" provides extensive information about the region and the opportunity to sample the products of 18 local wine producers. During summer months they often post weekly tours of local wineries.
The wine villages of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, Rasteau, Cairanne are in close proximity and Chateauneuf de Pape is only 20km away.
Add a little extra fun and "spice" to your holiday with Barbara Schuerenberg's cooking class in picturesque and historic Vaison-la-Romaine--just 9km from Sablet--here in the heart of Provence! Prepare and enjoy typical Provençal dishes and be able to re-create the taste and flavors of Provence for family and friends back home! www.CuisinedeProvence.com