The Enclave of the Popes fires the colors and the scents of Provence.
In its landscapes, vineyards, truffle oak groves and intense blue
lavender fields in June and July, alternate.
Enclave of the Popes is the black truffle country. The smell of
the truffle spreads into the market of Richerenches (from November
to March), the first truffle market in France.
We offer the discovery of the truffle, during a weekend. For
further information, click here : "Le château".
The wines of the Enclave are among the most famous of the Côtes
du Rhône wines. You can taste and buy these wines in many
to Château Vert
A rich architectural and religious
Valréas : the château
de Simiane, the century Roman church Notre Dame de Nazareth,
Richerenches : an old templar town
from the 12th century...
Visan : the Notre Dame des Vignes chapel,
a church (12th century) ornate by a campanile (bell tower)...
Drôme provençale :
Grignan and its castle made famous
by Madame de Sévigné,
Saint Paul Trois Châteaux and
its museum (Musée de la Truffe et du Tricastin) for all
you want to know about the famous truffles,
Nyons, the olive capital, the Olive
museum, the oil-mills and the picturesque old town with the Arcades
sqare, the Randonne tower...
Vaison la Romaine : the gallo-roman remains, the perched
Cultural events all the year round : concerts, festivals,
Sports and leisures in the vicinity
Signposted paths for walking around Visan village,
Signposted bicycle touring around the Enclave of the Popes,
Hikes with topic : “the circuit of the Papal Terminals”,
“the path of the vines of Richerenches”...
Tennis courts in Visan,
Equestrian farms in Solèrieux (15 km), Nyons…
Golf in Clansayes. A nine-hole golf course (9 km),
Aero club of Visan : flying, first flights.
More than 30 kilometres far
Orange and its exceptional Roman
monuments : the Triumphal Arc and the Roman Theatre, the best
the world. The Opera Festival (Les Chorégies) takes place
in July and August.
Avignon : The Palace of the Popes
(the biggest Gothic palace in the world), the St Bénezet
bridge (12th century), museums, Theatre summer festival (July)...
Plenty of natural sites :
The Ventoux mountain, the Dentelles de Montmirail,
Fontaine de Vaucluse,
Ardeche gorges and its caves, the Pont du Gard (roman
The Camargue area and the Mediterranean beaches (a one-hour drive).
Information and documentation are available at :
"Enclave des Papes"
Tourism Office "Pays de Grignan"
Office "Pays de Nyons"
site of the Vaucluse County Tourism Board
Coteaux de Visan" (Côtes du Rhône and
Côtes du Rhône
Since the website, you can order Côtes du Rhône bottles.