We had so much fun, that we decided to go to another neighboring town to visit their fête du vin. Seguret is nestled into the hills between Vaison and Sablet and was the perfect event to take my friend to who was visiting from the North of France. Agnès, a teacher colleague who I met while doing the TAPIF program up north almost a decade ago, had also never heard of fête du vins and was just as enamored with the event as we were. While they didn't have a theme to for their fête, Seguret did have music and food trucks for party goers to peruse in-between sips. We all agreed Domaine Fontaine des fées was our favorite wine that we tried and picked up a few bottles of it the next day.
We snapped this phone as we were leaving Seguret. So, so pretty!
Hiking the Ochre Trail in Roussillon
Roussillon is a sweet little town in the Luberon region of Provence perched up high among the old, now abandoned, ochre mines. It's usually high up on people's lists to visit when coming to the area not only because of it's charm and beauty (it is listed as one of France's Most Beautiful Villages) but also because of the dramatic colors that adorn the landscape and buildings. Nestled into the cliffs of the former ochre mine, this hike is a unique experience that can't be missed when visiting the area. It's a little over an hour from the house (a hour and ten minutes to be exact), but the landscape and colors are so different from the normal shades found around Provence that it literally stops you in your tracks when you enter. The hike itself is pretty easy to do, giving you two different route options depending on the length you are looking to hike. The shorter walk is only thirty minutes where the longer walk is sixty. We chose the thirty minute hike, since it was after a long day of exploring. It's 3 euros a person or only 2 if you are in a group of 15 or more. Disabled peoples and children under 10 get in for free. A little tip: The dusty ochre gets all over your shoes. Make sure to wear a pair that you don't mind getting a little dusty or that can easily be cleaned.