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Saturday Market Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes is the Best

One of the best things about coming to our home in Sablet is shopping at the weekly outdoor marchés in towns and villages throughout the region … or at least it is for “foodies” like me. Why would you buy fruits and vegetables, cheese, meats, or fish at one of those supermarkets on the outskirts of town when you can leisurely stroll through a market and pick up what you need for the next couple of days?

Saturday Market

Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes is a small village located 15 km northwest of Sablet on the border of the Vaucluse and the Department of the Drome. As the name suggests (les vignes means the vines), Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes is an agricultural village devoted to making wine. Côte du Rhône vineyards surround the village. Continue reading here for the original blog post with more photos and details.


Unless you live in the Vaucluse or have visited often, you probably have not heard of this town before. However, Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes is an active village surrounded by grapevines. This is a tiny town that has a population of 2,634 (2020 pop.) and is about equidistant from Orange, Vaison la Romaine, and Gigondas. Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes has a long history associated with winemaking, as confirmed by the discovery of an ancient wine amphorae workshop in 1985. Today, the Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes wine industry includes two cooperatives and several private domains.

Market day in Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes is on Saturdays from 8h00 to 13h00. The market vendors spread out through the village squares – La Place de la Marie,  La Place de la Fontaine and Le Cour du Portalet.

Wine Cooperatives:

Cave des Vignerons Réunis, Caveau Colombes des Vignes (website)
541, route de Valréas
84290 Sainte-Cécile-les-vignes
Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 30 79 30
Open daily, but with extended hours in July and August.

Cave de Cairanne Camille Cécilia (website)
51 bis, avenue Jean Jaurès
84290 Sainte-Cécile-les-vignes
Telephone: +33 (0)4 90 30 83 25
Open daily, but with extended hours in July and August.

For additional tourist information, visit the Sainte-Cécile-les-Vignes l’Espace Culturel.  The contact point is open on Tuesday through Friday and Saturday mornings.


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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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