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Crestet a Vaucluse Village on the Route de Charm

By Cheryl Shufflebotham:

Crestet can be described as what I like to call Burgunesque, a word I made up for places that remind me of the rural charm of Burgundy that I first fell in love with. This village is not in Burgundy but in the gorgeous Provençal countryside with a view of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail.

This hilltop village in the Vaucluse oozes with charm its winding streets, vaulted passageways, cobblestone steps, flower boxes, and stone archways lure you in to have a wander.

…Continue reading here for the beautiful Cobblestone and Vineyard photos from Crestet. This is one of many villages in the Vaucluse that you should plan to visit.

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According to Mathieu Schillinger,  at L’Arbre à Vins (a local’s wine bar) he describes Vaison la Romaine as a village is lacking nothing, unlike other towns in the region there is a year-round vibe. There are plenty of cultural events to choose from, including outdoor concerts (summer), movies and theatre. Besides a clear attachment to wine, Mathieu highly recommends the countryside near Vaison for cycling and hiking – a buffet of pastoral views with the amazing Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux as backdrops and for hill training. His favourite perched villages include Brantes, Crestet and Séguret.

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Michel’s top pick is Séguret, he (and many others) claim that it is the most beautiful village of France. Séguret in Provençal means security, probably given to the village due to its geographic situation. Its dominant position allowed the villagers to observe movement in the Rhône Valley, without forgetting the château at the top


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Cheryl Shufflebotham

Cheryl Shufflebotham

Although, Cheryl and her husband live in upstate New York, she tells us that she is always yearning, planning, maneuvering to make her way back to France.

Cheryl's love for France started almost eleven years ago with "a once in a lifetime" ten-year anniversary trip. These wannabe expats have been back every year since that trip!

Cheryl's first French love is the region of Burgundy, but then a few years ago, she discovered Provence. Now she admits that she is torn between Burgundy and Provence. It sounds like Provence has her spellbound, "I can’t quite put a finger on what it is about Provence, but its intoxication keeps luring me back for more."

Cheryl started her blog Cobblestone and Vineyards to explore the simple charms of France, those small details that capture the heart.

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