le Village de Chateauneuf du pape

Chateauneuf du Pape

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Vaucluse: Wineyards village: AOC Chateauneuf du Pape


Le Vaucluse, Historical Village, Chateauneuf du Pape

Chateauneuf du Pape 84230.

Population:2 140 inhabitants, altitude: 117 m-130 m

Nearby villages and cities : Caderousse (10km),Orange 8 km,Courthézon 7 km Bédarrides 8 km Uchaux14 km Serignan du Comtat 15 Km, Bédarrides 9 km

Located 10 km South of Orange by the D68 or D976A 18 km north of Avignon on the N7, between Avignon and Orange , Châteauneuf-du-Pape on a roller hill promoting the culture of his famous vignble 3000 hectares. Overlooking the plain of Comtat this village is fully dedicated to the famous wine "Châteauneuf du Pape" and the appellation of Côtes du Rhône.

The village is mentioned for the first time in 1094 under the name of Castro Novo In 1893 the village of Châteauneuf du Pape takes the name in honor of the Supreme Pontiffs who had resided in the fourteenth century. On the initiative of John XXII, the Popes to build their summer residence, they then decided to plant vines on stony land surrounding their property. she began to have a reputation in the eighteenth century, in 1929 she received the designation of origin as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This wine is produced by 55 wineries in Chateauneuf du Pape.Dans the village center many wine cellars can discover the different areas.

the castle of the Popes built by Jean XXII 1316-1333 dominates the village that remains today a section of wall, a tall tower and a parlor. From the ruins, we find a 360 ° view over the vineyards, the Rhône, the Mont Ventoux , the lace of Montmirail , the Luberon and Avignon with its Palais des Papes in the background.

The museum winemakers tools, installed in the basement of Father Anselm, contains a large collection of tools used in the work of the vine and wine dating for some of the sixteenth. St. Theodoric Romanesque chapel regularly hosts exhibitions. 
Days Parade Véraison medieval parade early August. Location: in the streets and squares of village.Durant this first weekend of August, the village of Châteauneuf lives again at the hours Middle Age.Le Friday evening, at night a large medieval banquet is organized the candlelit tents bearing the papal coat of arms.

Saturday and Sunday, the medieval market invests the streets and squares and we discover with delight the wealth of craftsmen, regional producers (meats, oils, cheeses, wines), second-hand dealers. In the streets, troubadours, fire eaters, knights surprise you. Here you can visit a medieval camp. Let the show begin! Before returning to other lands, all troops gather for a parade in costumes in the old village, and slowly moving towards the stage where knights biding their time to offer a knightly show.

To visit: 
Remains of the castle of popes (XIV °) .Tour Hers (XII) .Oratoires.Chapelle St Pierre du Luxembourg (XVIII) Chapel St Theodoric (sixteenth) Souspiron Fountain (fourteenth) Romanesque church Our Lady of the Assumption The Cellars. The Vignerons tools museum. 
Hiking. ATV. Pool. Tennis. Pêche.Animations summer. Crafts. 
4 Hotels. Furnished rentals. Gites. Guest houses. Restaurants

Nearby villages and cities : Caderousse (10km),Orange 8 km,Courthézon 7 km Bédarrides 8 km Uchaux14 km Serignan du Comtat 15 Km, Bédarrides 9 km