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From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape Afternoon Wine Tour

1. From Avignon: Châteauneuf du Pape Afternoon Wine Tour

Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing Avignon, you will combine a tour of its Roman heritage with a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  Start your afternoon wine-tasting tour with the village of Gigondas. Located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail hill range, the vineyard covers an area of 12 km² and the wines produced belong to the Crus of the southern Côtes du Rhône.  The Grenache noir expresses its full flavor in glimmering red wines with pronounced tannins, a robust body, and a solid propensity for aging. Afterward, stop at the ruins of the castle built by the former Popes who relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century and used it as their summer residence. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most popular wines. Discover the different grape varietals, such as Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, which give distinctly fruity and spicy wines.  The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy a wine-tasting in one of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.

From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

2. From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

Discover the wine country of 3 Grand Crus on this 5-hour guided tour in the Côtes du Rhône. The highlights of this renowned wine region include Gigondas, Seguret, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, whose wines carry the certification of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). During your tour you’ll have a chance to admire the beauty of vineyards and the small regional villages dominated by bell towers. You’ll be at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, and in this lovely landscape you’ll learn about wine production and grape varieties. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some fine wines with a wine specialist. The specialist’s expert knowledge will help make your tasting session a unique and memorable experience.

Avignon: Wine Tasting Tour

3. Avignon: Wine Tasting Tour

First of all, you begin by walking the streets of Châteauneuf-du-Pape adorned with fountains and up to the castle built by Pope John XXII. The AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the greatest French wines and an iconic wine of the southern Rhone Valley. Next, you will visit a wine museum which displays a large collection of tools used in wine making dating back to the sixteenth century. Then you will visit wineries and taste several wines. You will visit Gigondas, famous village for his organic wine, classified in Côtes-du-Rhône Villages. Gigondas has also a real Provençal atmosphere with ites old facades and wineries. Finally, you will go to Séguret, one of the most beautiful villages of France. It offers beautiful stone paved pathways for a walk in the shade of its old walls in a dreamy atmosphere. 

From Avignon: Treasures of Provence Full-Day Tour

4. From Avignon: Treasures of Provence Full-Day Tour

Spend the day exploring the beauty of Provence. Head to Orange where you will take a panoramic tour of the city and visit the Roman theater, one of the best-preserved in the world (entrance fee included). Then take a sightseeing tour in the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Hear explanations about "terroir," grape varieties and wine tasting at a winery and learn about vinification and storing wines.  On Thursdays, visit the traditional market in Orange; on Saturdays visit the market in Arles (from April 1, 2019, the visit and the stop in Orange will be replaced by a wine tasting in the village of Gigondas).  Continue to St Remy de Provence. Stop at the roman monuments and sites painted by Van Gogh, who spent 1 year at the mental hospital close to the roman monuments. See les Baux de Provence, a picturesque medieval village built on a rocky spur in the Alpilles mountains. In Arles, take a walking tour to the Roman and medieval monuments and the sites painted by Van Gogh during the time he lived in the city between 1888 and 1889, including the inspiration for the yellow house, the garden at the hospital and the night café.

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What people are saying about Gigondas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 147 reviews

If you like wine this is a must to try. Christian was an amazing and patient guide and he took extra time for us at the end to explain why Châteauneuf du Pape is unique in its way-it is made out of 13 different grapes. Plus he told us some funny local stories of the Pope which added an extra smiles to the trip. We saw 2 wine producers and got some wine tasting lesson to compare the wines between each other. You could understand better why wine is important in the French culture. It is a whole science behind it. Warmly recommend it.

Nicolas was fantastic. The tour went to Chateauneuf-du-Pape and Seguret. I am pretty familiar with wines from this region, and I learned so much more information. The others on the tour were not as familiar, and everything was presented so that any level of wine experience will have a wonderful time. Would go again!

Nico was a fantastic guide and provided so much information (and wine!) during our half day tour. We really enjoyed our tour and our only regret was that we didn’t book a full day tour.

Wonderful guide. Very knowledgeable about the region and the wine. Two good stops for tasting and a brief stop at th Chateau ruins for the view. Highly recommended

I loved this tour! Our guide was lovely and knowledgable, and made a real effort to speak in both English (for me) and french (for the other participants).