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Head to Puyméras for a Provencal Lunch

Puyméras is a small village on a hill a few km northeast of Vaison-la-Romaine at the northern tip of the Vaucluse near the border of the Department of the Drome.

When you approach Puyméras coming from Vaison-la-Romaine, the village is visible on the hill surrounded by homes, vineyards and lavender fields.

There are quite a few good restaurants near Sablet. We come to Puyméras to dine at Le Girocèdre Restaurant because they serve very traditional, in our opinion, Provençal food and there are always good fish and vegetarian options for Shirley.

We usually find parking across the street from the village fountain and lavoir and if not there, a little further down the hill in a small grassy lot reserved for clients of the restaurant. Continue reading here for the original contributor blog post and photos by Our House in Provence.

Restaurant Details

Le Girocèdre Restaurant
Rue Portalet
84110 Puyméras
Telephone: +33 (0) 4 90 46 50 67
Website: https://www.legirocedre.fr
Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance via phone or email legirocedre@club-internet.fr

When You Visit Puyméras

The village is tiny with a population of 587 (2018 census), but like its neighbours has plenty of charm to whoo the visitor.

The wine is excellent! The vineyards of Puyméras stretch across the boundaries of the Drôme and Vaucluse départements and several small communes. Part of the Southern Rhône, the vines grow in old terraces and soil with a mix of red stone and sand.

The View! Puyméras is a perched village, only six (6) kilometres from Vaison-la-Romaine, with a beautiful view of Mont Ventoux. Agricultural fields – grapes, lavender and olives surrounded the town.

Some History. The St. Michael church, built in Romanesque style, has an impressive bell tower (1743) and a marble altar. Enter the heart of the village via the Sabrun Gate in the 14th-century ramparts. Unfortunately, the castle was destroyed during the French Revolution.


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Michel and Shirley

Michel and Shirley, live in wine country, in Windsor, California. They have a full family with two beautiful daughters and five amazing grandchildren. Michel's day job is as CEO of Chancellor Health Care, a company which provides housing and services to older adults.

Previously a co-owner of a popular French bistro called Bistro des Copains located in Western Sonoma County California. The Bistro was closed in early 2015, after nine years!

In 2008, after searching for years and visiting many houses they bought a 17th century stone village house in the medieval village of Sablet which is in the Vaucluse region of Provence France.

Please read about the Sablet House (available for rent) and follow their blog Our House in Provence.

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