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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

Séguret—A Jewel of the Rhône Valley

Wine tasting at Domaine la Bouïssière

Vaison la Romaine Take it from a Local

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.

Charming Villedieu and Pizza at Maison Bleue

Vaison-la-Romaine and lunch at Bistro du’O


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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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