In part one of the cuisine of the Vaucluse we discovered that there were three world famous dishes that came out of Provence, namely: bouillabaisse, salade Nicoise and ratatouille. In this blog we look at the ingredients that make up these dishes and how they are prepared in a typical Provencal way. We start with the king of all fish stews bouillabaisse.
Vaucluse is renowned in France for being one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of Provence, as it has a wide variety of landscapes from sweeping fields of lavender to craggy peaks. Vineyards that stretch out of view and romantic ancient hilltop villages.
The second part of our blog to discover the wines of the Vaucluse delves deeper into the individual wines themselves. We have already learned about the different levels of Rhone wines and now it is time to highlight some of the best types of wine that the region produces.
The wines produced in the Vaucluse are some of the best-known wines around the world, wines such as Gigondas, Châteauneuf du Pape, Beaumes de Venise, and Vacqueyras are just some of the most famous names from this region that are enjoyed the world over. Vaucluse lies in the heart of the Rhone Valley and produces the great wines mentioned above and the areas of Cotes du Rhone Villages and Ventoux. The climate of the Vaucluse is Mediterranean but because of the diversity of the landscape, there are variations of cooler parts near the mountains such as Mont Ventoux.
The second part of our blog to explore things to do and see in the Vaucluse will take us shopping and to try out the wonderful food to be found in the region. The Vaucluse is full of great market towns and villages with outstanding food markets selling the very best of the local produce. By the same token, if you want to sample this cuisine prepared in typical local ways, then why not indulge in a gastronomic journey of your own. We start our journey in Avignon and wander around one of its most famous markets, Les Halles.
Situated in southeast France, the Vaucluse is a region or department bordered by the River Durance in the south and the mighty Rhone to the west. The east of the Vaucluse is mountainous with the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux being the most dominant peak. The other mountainous regions of the Vaucluse are Luberon, Dentelles de Montmirail and Monts de Vaucluse. This part of the Provence is made up of stunning countryside, vineyards abound, and lavender fields add color and scent the air.
The second part of our blog to see the wide choice of exciting hotels in the Vaucluse area of France looks at even more stunning places that are situated in some of the very best locations in the region. The hotels are chosen for their individual characters and are a far cry from multi-national chain hotels that are found in most towns and cities. Our journey first takes us to the town of Mont Ventoux where we visit a majestic luxury hotel.
The Vaucluse region lays in the heart of wonderful Provence, it offers fantastic attractions for the visitor such as inspiring landscapes, and historical ancient towns and relics. There are wonderful areas to visit, such as the Luberon, Cotes du Rhone, Mont Ventoux, and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Some of the towns and villages of the Vaucluse have a rich heritage dating back to the Middle Ages and earlier.
Our third and concluding part of our blog regarding some of the best sightseeing and tourist areas around wonderful Vaucluse takes us to more staggering destinations in this part of the Provencal countryside. As we have seen the Haut-Vaucluse area of Provence is truly one of the most spectacular regions in the whole of France, full of ancient Gallo-Roman towns and quaint medieval villages precariously perched on hilltops.
The second part of our journey discovering the beauty of Vaucluse takes us to the formidable Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and the Vaison-la-Romaine. We also look at other great tourist attractions that you cannot possibly miss out on in this gorgeous area of Provence.