The Region

La  Bergerie is located in the Vaucluse region, in the western part of Provence,  a short 10 minute drive from Vaison la Romaine, a Medieval and Roman city, and about a one hour drive from Avignon.

The region is famous for its open markets and the markets at  VaisonNyons, and Sainte-Cecile les Vignes  are among the most popular markets in Vaucluse.

This region is where the best  Cotes du Rhone wines can be found; tasting wines such as  Gigondas and Chateauneuf  du Pape are only  20- 30 minute  away from the villa.  Our property, located in the commune of Roaix,  produces an AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlee) Cotes Du Rhone Village –  Roaix, one of only 18 communes to be entitled to the title of AOC Village among the Cotes du Rhone.

Small villages dot the region, perched atop mountains with ancient churches and cobblestone streets dating to the 12th century. Picturesque cafes,  and  breath-taking views over the valleys abound from destinations with charming names such as Roaix, Seguret, Sablet, Villedieu, Buisson, Le Crestet

Biking,  hiking, or horseback-riding among the vineyards, olive trees and forests of oak and pine trees, are fantastic opportunities to drink in life in rural Provence. Some of the trails are easy, while others challenge even the most seasoned sports enthusiasts. Cycling to the top of  Mont Ventoux  , enjoyng an intermediate hike up the Dentelles de Montmirail , or climbing it’s steep rock faces are among favourite ‘rites of passage.

Nearby towns are famous for their history and art festivals: Orange harbors  one of the largest original Roman theater walls  in Europe and has reaped the distinction of being among the World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO. From here you can enjoy the famous international opera festival each year  or visit Avignon to tour the famous palace built to house the Popes in the 14th century, and now the site of the international art festival.

Driving one hour South, discover other aspects of the Provence region and visit famous villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, St Remy de Provence, Les Baux,  and renowned towns such as Aix en Provence, Arles and  Nimes. Only a few more miles to the south are the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, and the French Riviera.