View from the house.

Schedule of Outdoor Markets: (see Home page for a description!)

Monday - Tulette (small)
Tuesday - Vaison (our favorite)
Wednesday- Valréas
Thursday - Nyons (gorgeous) and Orange
Friday - Carpentras (large, wonderful)
Saturday - St. Cécile (smallish, quaint, a great bike ride)
Sunday - Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (near Avignon, for antiques)

Restaurants in the region are plentiful and wonderful.

Recent visitors ate at Les Florets in Gigondas (farther away) and called it “the best restaurant at which we've ever eaten in our lives.” Les Florets. Route des Dentelles 84190 GIGONDAS Tél. +33 (0)4.90.65.85.01. Prix fixes: €24, €38, and €50

We have also eaten at L'Oustoulet in Gigondas and found it excellent; menus were around €35. Place de la Mairie Gigondas - 84190. Phone: 04.90.65.85.30. Prix Fixes: Suggested by the chef: €27 and 30; €42; €55

La Table de Comtat,in Seguret -- expensive and not very good. Le Paradou (or, Le Bistro de Paradou) just east of Mausanne, and Les Alpiles, are both called 'wonderful' at about €25 per person.

Other recommended restaurants:

Le Mesclun in Seguret. Open all year round. Lunch 12:00-13:30, dinner 19:30-21:30. Restaurant le Mesclun Rue des Poternes 84110 Séguret Tel: 04.90.46.93.43 Prix fixe from €25.

La Vieille France in St. Paul Trois Chateaux (about 25 minutes from our village -- same place that the indoor pool is located). La Vieille France in St. Paul Trois Chateaux In Villedieu – A lovely ‘pizzeria' on the square (which serves much more than pizza)

La Maison Bleue (Villedieu, Tel. 04 90 28 97 02) – in the summer outside seating on the tree shaded square of Villedieu, reservation recommended for summer evenings.

Pres du Moulin -- in Serignan. On the grounds of the Hostellerie du Vieux Chateau. Tel 04 90 70 05 58. Prix fixe menus from €49

Le Grand Pré in Roaix 04 90 46 18 12. Small, apparently lovely, recently got a Michelin star. Auberge Anais in Entrechaux – 04 90 36 20 06. With a garden, suitable for children as well. Menus from around €20.

Wines

Here is what one recent guest had to say about his discoveries of wineries in the area:

"The book you have by Robert Parker on Cotes du Rhone is a great source for more information. Some of our favorites in the Vaucluse:

In Seguret - Domaine de Cabasse

In Cairanne - Domaine Rabasse, a winery run by a mother and daughter; try the Charavin

Domaine Brusset, the wine is a little better than Rabasse but not as charming

In Gigondas - Domaine Les Goubert, our favorite. Sample the wine, then drive into Seguret and enjoy the lovely cafe in the middle of the village; my favorite. We also liked a white, Clos des Cazaux from Vacqueryras, but didn't visit the winery.

A votre santé..."

Fresh Fish, Organic Chickens

The fresh fish hatchery is located in Suze-la-Rousse, about 15 minutes to the west. As you approach it you'll see a 12th-century monastery which is now a University of wine (!) overlooking the countryside. There is also an organic chicken farm just past Suze la Rousse.