Vaison-la-Romaine Off The Beaten Path

  • A look down from the top
    A look down from the top
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    On the way up
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    Tourist shops on the top
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    Visit nearby town of Malaucine

    by pigletsmom Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    Lovely fountain in one of the nice cafes

    Just down the road is the pretty town of Malaucine. The town is small but it is filled with very nice cafes and restaurants.
    The town also has a lovely church and wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

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    Incredible Tiny Medieval Hamlet - Crestet

    by pigletsmom Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    The extraodinary lovely town of Crestet is actually walking distance from Vaison la Romaine. It's set up on a hill overlooking the valley. The town is a truly authentic medieval village untouched by time. Offers spectaular views of the countryside at the top of the town. One of the highlights of my trip. Really lovely.

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    The Dentelles de Montmirailles

    by nicoleken Written Jul 24, 2003

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    743m altitude
    Situated between the Rhone valley and The Mont Ventoux.
    The Dentelles de Montmirail are short, steep mountains with a distinctive rocky ridge.
    The mountains form a circle at the southwest end, between Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise and Lafare, and extend northeast about 10 km past Malaucène, with an extension to the north to Vaison-la-Romaine.

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    Mont Ventoux

    by Igraine Written Feb 2, 2008

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    A look down from the top
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    You definetly need a car to see this mountian. Or you must have a try this mountain by bike. After all it is a very famous col from the Tour de France. One of my favorite sporting events in the year.

    Its a solitary 1910metres high peak on clear days you can see very far, sadly enough when i went up it was kind of hazy. I drove up with my dad, who had been there before, also once when the Tour did this mountains. He pointed out where they were standing. I remember seeing the stage on tv.
    A few days before it had been very cold on the top but not when i was there. It was very crowded on the top. It was especially fun to see the bikers arrive totaly wasted. But very satisfied that they had made the top.

    Of course one of the most dramatic things happening here was when Tommy Simpson fell dead from his bike during a stage in the Tour de France in 1967. He had been using doping. A few hundred metres from the top they have build him a monument. A lot of cyclist leave their bidon there.

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    Castle up on a hill above Vaison

    by egonwegh Written Oct 21, 2004

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    Castle up on a hill (Vaison)

    Castle up on a hill at Vaison-la-Romaine, high above town. Some effort required (plus I had to change the batteries of our photo camera ...) but very worthwile! A ruin, the building cannot be visited.

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    Visit the pretty town of Nyons

    by pigletsmom Written Jul 10, 2004

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    Nyons on Market day

    Just several kilometers away, Nyons is really lovely and worth a visit. Market day is Wednesday and is very vibrant and energetic.

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    Wonderful Medieval Castle and town

    by pigletsmom Written Jul 12, 2004

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    The castle at Le Barroux

    Visit the nearby town of Le Barroux. It's about 20 minutes on a pleasant country road. The town has a fabulous castle situated at the top. The town is just lovely with no tourists.
    Very picturesque.

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    vineyards

    by nicoleken Written Jul 24, 2003

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    A wonderful trip we made through rocky limestone moors of the garrigues and the Côte du Rhone vineyards.

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