this circular village coils around the church like an escargot
Nestled between vineyards below and castle ruins above, Séguret is worthy of its classification of one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France". Wander the cobblestone streets and stop to admire the fountains as you wind your way up to the castle ruins. The panoramic views from the top are simply breathtaking. Here is the best view of the neighboring circular village of Sablet.
May you always find new roads to travel, new horizons to explore,
new dreams to call your own.
EXPLORE AND EXPERIENCE
Séguret comes from the word "Segur", meaning "secure". Built into the lacy cliffs known as the Dentelles de Montmirail and protected by its ramparts, this village does seem to be in its own cocoon. This pedestrian village keeps traditions alive, especially at Christmas, with its 13 Desserts, and living nativity scene. It is also home to the Maitres Santonniers de Provence, (the artisan masters who create the nativity scene figurines).
As you wander through the windy streets, you will no doubt stop often to photograph fountains, doors, flowers and arches. The Mascarons fountain is listed as a historical monument, and adjoining it is a one-handed clock from 1680. Continue on to the "Chapelle des penitents blancs", now an exhibition space, and a bit further on you find a communal oven. The Romanesque church of Saint-Denis provides superb views of the Dentelles de Montmirail and the valley below.
Sablet doesn't have a castle, but at the entrance of the village stand two chapels: St Roch and St Nazaire, built by the inhabitants (called Sabletains) to thank the village's patron saint for sparing them from the great plague of 1720. Inside the 15th century wall, this charming town has pretty stone facades from all eras. Each July Sablet welcomes a hundred writers in the Journees du Livre book festival.
STAY AND SAVOR
Vineyards surround each village in this area. You can find wine caves and tasting rooms in each village. In addition to Séguret and Sablet, visit nearby Gigondas, Rasteau, Cairanne, Villedieu and Faucon.
Restaurants in Séguret include:
La Table de Cabasse - at the foot of the village, in the heart of the vineyards, the chef prepares traditional French cuisine using fresh ingredients.
Route de Sablet
Tél. : 04 90 46 91 12
Le Mesclun - In a beautiful 16th century building in the heart of the village you can find gourmet food for all tastes: vegetarian, gluten-free, mediterranean ...
208 Rue des poternes
Côté Terrasse - the name says it all - delicious, homemade cuisine served on a stunning terrace.
217 Rue des Poternes
Tél. : 04 90 28 03 48