A visit to nearby Séguret, a Most Beautiful Village of France
Our village in Provence is surrounded by small wine-making villages, the closest of which is Séguret, about 1.25 miles northeast of Sablet. As you can see in the picture below, Séguret is elevated above the vineyards that separate Sablet from Séguret and wraps around the bottom of a steep hill topped by ruins of its medieval castle.
We go often to Séguret, sometimes on foot through the vineyards up to Séguret then through the pretty village before heading back to Sablet on the connecting road.
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
…Continue reading here to learn about the perched village of Séguret, considered to be one of the Beaux Villages de France (ranked amongst some of the most beautiful villages in the country). Interesting to learn that Séguret means security in the old Provencal language, a fact that makes sense when you walk through the old defensive walls. The old village has few permanent residents these days but still manages to have two gastronomic restaurants and a third (Côte Terrace) with a lovely terrace.
Enjoy Michel’s photos of this picturesque village, and his pick for wine tasting nearby.
Things to do around Séguret
L’Arbre à Vins in Vaison Note: This is the heart of Côte du Rhone wine country so make sure to sample the local wines when you are visiting.