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Sablet Summer Festivals A Reason to Visit the Vaucluse

By Michel:

For those of you who don’t know, Sablet is a small village (population 1264) located at the base of the jagged Dentelles de Montmirail west of Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse region of Provence, France. The village sits on a hill bordering the rich alluvial plain of the Ouvèze River.

Although the first fortifications of the village were most likely built in the 9th century to ward off attacks by the Saracens, the walls and towers were not started until the 14th century. These ramparts have recently been restored by the Association des Compagnons des Barrys.

Sablet is filled with charming and picturesque shaded streets adorned with flowers, passageways with exposed beams, and fountains. The village is located in the heart of Côte du Rhône wine country.

Sablet Summer Festivals Vaucluse

Vaucluse: In and Around Sablet

July 20-21, 2019 head to Sablet for Journée du Livre it’s an event for book and wine lovers.

Head to Villa Saint-Antoine in Violès for lunch (or dinner) anytime.

A visit to the ochre cliffs of Roussillon in the Luberon makes for a nice day trip from the village.

Fun for the kids: Go fishing at the Lake of Sablet in the Vaucluse.

Spend some time in nearby Séguret one of the most beautiful villages of France.

Taste some wine at Domaine la Bouïssière and a Visit to Gigondas.

Don’t miss Vaison la Romaine’s Tuesday morning market and these tips from a local for your visit.

…Continue reading here for details on the summer festivals in Sablet a contributor blog post by Our House in Provence


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Michel and Shirley

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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