Tourism and Haut-Vaucluse Discovery

Haut-Vaucluse is in large part a wine plain which extends from the banks of the Rhone in the west to the relief of the "Dentelles de Montmirail" and North Slope of "Mount-Ventoux" , separated from the Drôme Provençale in the "valley Toulourenc" who joined in the East the "plateau of Albion" .aux limits of the Alpes of "Hautes Provence"

It is a land of history and a vineyard with great thought Located in the heart of Provence of the Popes, the Upper Vaucluse, this is first four distinct geographical areas: the Mont Ventoux (1919 m), the "Giant of Provence": classified as "Biosphere Reserve" by UNESCO, is a remarkable ecological wealth. Toulourenc Valley , north and Mont Ventoux real freshness stop (View photo gallery). Laces Montmirail : calcareous rocky ridges, eroded to give their current form, the Dentelles are a real paradise for outdoor recreation, it is the ideal place for hiking and climbing in any season. (View gallery) The Uchaux Massif offers a variety of scenery and many hiking trails allow visitors to discover the diversity of the landscape (hills, valleys, plateaus, pine) and a Wine plain, present throughout the country. The warm and sunny Mediterranean climate actually produces exceptional wines. Recreation Earth Lovers of Discover top Vaucluse: the GR9 on the North side of Mont Ventoux, botanical trails of the Massif of Uchaux and many hiking trails that crisscross the territory. Adept mountain biking or cycling? challenge the Giant of Provence attempting to climb or discover more quietly the Papal Enclave and villages rich history ... The Toulourenc offers snorkeling and are Dentelles are the paradise of climbing twelve months year: they offer the best sensations of "climbing" in an exceptional environment. The many riding centers will also offer you a discovery of Haut Vaucluse. from November to February partirer you to the discovery of the Black Diamond, truffles, thanks to the traditional market of Richerenches or demonstration breakout. December to March: the small resort of Mont Serein will make you live in the heart of Provence the joys of skiing. Alpine skiing is practiced, and cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking may discover the best views in the area at altitude. Past History: The Roman settlement, residence of the Popes, bequeathed countless monuments: art Roman, Roman and medieval remains (ancient theaters, chapels, churches) Upper Vaucluse This is a land of great wines with vineyards everywhere in the landscape, prestigious AOC Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Ventoux. The AOC Côte du Rhône (CDR) are organized in three floors, all well represented in Upper Vaucluse: Cote du Rhone appellation brings together all. Note that young appellations of the Rhone valley as Côte du Ventoux AOC since 1973 are also present in the Vaucluse. . the Côtes du Rhône Village Upper Vaucluse includes half the town CDR: Beaumes de Venise , Cairanne, Rasteau , Visan , Valréas , Sablet , Séguret, Roaix . Finally the 4 Grands Crus top Vaucluse are the most prestigious wines. : Gigondas, Vacqueyras , Cairanne and Rasteau to natural sweet wines.