Lovingly restored, Provencal village house built into the ramparts of a medieval village, situated between the Mediterranean and the Alps, especially popular with the discerning traveller who enjoys quality accommodation with every modern convenience, history, cycling, walking, wine and food. The peaceful and beautiful village of Sablet is approximately a ten minute drive from the Roman town of Vaison la Romaine.
Five bedrooms – Two king size beds, six single beds (can be made into king beds upon request).
One bathroom with bath (en-suite)
Two bathrooms with spacious showers
One cloakroom toilet
Two washing machines (one located in downstairs apartment)
Two tumble driers (one located in downstairs apartment)
Four terraces with more than 180 deg views of vineyards and villages
Small garden under the vine – leads onto La Place des Barrys and its famous viewing point
Three sitting rooms – apartment, ground floor and first floor
On one of our four terraces with panoramic views, our garden or dedicated dining area in kitchen.
Two kitchens with top brand appliances – we often attract people who enjoy cooking the produce purchased at the market.
The house can be split into two units or rented as one unit. Three bedrooms in top unit with four terraces and two bedrooms in lower unit with use of the garden. Each with cooking, dining and laundry facilities. I can recommend the best solution for your party so please do not hesitate to ask for a quote.
Secret Provence…..Our little village of Sablet and its commercial services
Office de Tourism (sells wines from Sablet vineyards)
Boutique de cadeaux
Taxi (bike hire)
Bus route – Vaison la Romaine, Orange….
Weekly (all year):
Thursday – Fresh fish stall and cheese producer sell in space outside the supermarket up to 1.00 pm
Friday – Small market selling fresh produce, charcuterie, cheese, olives, fruit and vegetables up to 1.00 pm
July - Journee du Livre
August - Fete de Votive
October – Le Festival des Soupes (Sablet, surrounding towns and villages)
Mid-September – Harvest and associated celebrations
Throughout the summer, Sunday Brocantes et Vides Greniers, soirées musicales dans les vignes.
Wine tasting – central area for Cote du Rhone named wine villages, Seguret, Gigondas, Cairanne, Rasteau, Chateauneuf du Pape. Tours are available through a local tour guide.
Cooking – pick up some tips at a class run at one of the local Provencal cookery schools.
Musical festivals – Vaison la Romaine have annual musical concerts – Choralies de Vaison la Romaine (4,000 choristers and musicians come together).
History – Vaison la Romaine Gallo-Roman Archaeological Sites, Cathedral, Our Lady of Nazareth, Vieux Village, Archaeological Museum
Cycling – through the vineyards or perhaps the popular route to the top of Mont Ventoux – you might be lucky enough to see some famous cyclists competing in the Tour de France! Our local taxi office hires bikes (including electric ones).
Walking – there are many walking routes along the quiet roads and lanes leading from Sablet
Climbing – Dentelles de Montmirail
Swimming – Piscine Municipal: Beaumes de Venise; Vaison la Romaine, Orange. Lac de Monteux (also a water park, Lac du Paty (Caromb), Gorges du Toulourenc near Malaucene.
Gourmet Fair – Vaison la Romaine, end of October
Photography – Daily Provencal life, architecture, Lavender Fields – Sault or Senanque Abbey near Gordes
Relax – Spa de Ventous, Malaucene
Markets – dedicated day for each of the following nearby villages and towns:
Monday – Bedoin
Tuesday – Vaison la Romaine
Wednesday – Buis les Barronnies
Thursday – Nyons
Friday – Carpentras
Saturday – Ste Cecile les Vignes
Sunday – Isle sur la Sorgue (including famous antique market and shops)
Avignon – 40 minutes
Uzes – 1 hour
Nimes – 1 hour
Les Baux – 1 hour
Saint-Remy-de-Provence – 1 hour
Marseille – 1 and a half hours
Cassis – 2 hours
Aix en Provence – 1 and a quarter hours
Lourmarin, Gordes, Roussillon, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Cucuron
You won't want to leave or you most certainly will want to return!