Châteauneuf du Pape

12 km from Orange, 16 km from Avignon
Altitude : 81 m
Population: 2146

During the fourteenth century the Popes made this village their summer residence, and planted vines in and around it. Today Châteauneuf du Pape is famous throughout the world for the quality of its wines. You can wander through the village's narrow streets, where you will be welcomed into the many cellars to taste the superb range of vintages on offer. Châteauneuf also presents truly fascinating historical points of interest, notably the remains of the Popes' castle and the superb views it commands over the Rhône valley, the many narrow intertwining cobbled streets and the numerous fountains spread throughout the village - true godsends during the summer months - and the chapel of Saint-Théodoric.

What to see, what to visit: Avignon, the Papal city, Orange, the Dentelles de Montmirail, Carpentras.
Available activities: Cycling and walking trails, Mountain biking, fishing...

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