Gites & Guest rooms in Provence - Cairanne

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The vineyards and wines

Surrounded by the vineyards of Cairanne a Côtes du Rhône wine, Les Romarins constitutes an ideal base from which to explore the rich array of wines Cairanne has to offer. There are a great many walking circuits, ranging from 30 minutes to several hours in length, enabling you to fully appreciate the diversity of the wines produced on th Cairanne terroir.
We can provide you with maps to guide you safely in your outings.
Just a short drive from Les Romarins are other renowned appellations, notably RasteauGigondasVacqueyras and Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
We can personally recommend a number of the very best wine cellars, such as those belonging to the superstars that are Marcel Richaud and the Alary brothers (Domaine de l'Oratoire Saint-Martin), or the Domaine Armand and the Domaine Boisson, all of which produce wines of the highest quality, paired with the warmest of welcomes.
A visit of the Cave de Cairanne is also a delight: there you can test your taste buds through the special Parcours sensoriel [sensory journey] and discover first-hand the excellent quality/price ratio Cairanne wines represent: 2009 and 2010 were particularly good vintages, under the direction of the new winemaker, Thierry Caymaris.


Wide open spaces

Dominated by the Mont Ventoux, culminating at 1,912m above sea level, the region offers a wealth of natural treasures.
The hills of the Baronnies are a fabulous place for walkers, with a high number of superb viewpoints, as well as swimming areas to help you cool down during the hot summer days.
The northern slopes of Mont Ventoux and the Toulourenc valley will surprise you by how uniquely wild this part of Provence is. Seize the opportunity to visit the village of Brantes, set atop a hill, and follow the Col de Fontaube which leads to Buis-les-Baronnies.

For mountain bike enthusiasts, the hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail are also a seemingly endless paradise. It is in addition an area favoured by rock climbers.
Approximately an hours drive away is the canoeing base for the gorges de l'Ardèche, and the village of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc. This is always a must-do for visitors in search of thrilling sensations and a laid-back atmosphere! 

Several cycling circuits have been developed and marked out by the Vaucluse département - http://www.escapado.fr/

 

Heritage

Provence has numerous exceptional antique sites such as those of Orange, the Pont du Gard or Vaison-la-Romaine. In addition to being steeped in history, these are marvellous places to visit.
There are a great many medieval villages, often set atop a cliff, which are a delight to explore. The most interesting close to us are those of Séguret, Villedieu, La Garde-Adhémar, Brantes, without, of course, foregoing Cairanne and her ramparts.
Each day a different market takes place: the most varied and bustling ones are those of Vaison-la-Romaine (Tuesdays), Nyons (Thursdays), Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes (Saturdays).
On Sundays you may wish to visit the Antique dealers market of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
In addition to all these assets, the region retains a strong agricultural heritage. The olive groves, vineyards, lavender fields, orchards, market gardens, truffle markets and livestock are a true feast for the senses…
Of course, there is also Avignon, city of the Popes, where each narrow street tells a thousand stories. The Popes' Palace and the famous Pont d'Avignon are unmissable sites.
During the summer months, a great many cultural events take place in Provence, the most famous being the Avignon festival and the Chorégies d'Orange in July.


Celebrations

During summer, many village festivities are organised at the weekend.
The Fête de Cairanne takes place on the last Sunday in July at the same time as the festivities of the Cairanne wine producers.
Every weekend a celebration takes place in a different neighbouring village.
In addition to this rich summer schedule, the rest of the year remains very busy on the festivities' front in the Vaucluse region, with events such as the Food and soup festivals of October, Avignon's Christmas market and the celebration of the year's new vintage in November.
Wine takes centre stage again in April, notably with Les Printemps de Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Cairanne wine market, followed, in May, by the Escapades des Gourmets, organised by the village of Rasteau.
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From the centre of Cairanne, take the direction of Saint-Roman-de-Malegarde and follow the signs to 'Les Romarins' over approximately a mile.

Les Romarins - 740 chemin sous Serre Blanc - 84290 Cairanne - Tel: +33 (0)4 90 12 36 63 - +33 (0)6 70 80 06 55
Email: lesromarinscairanne@gmail.com - www.les-romarins-provence.com

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