Gigondas is one of the most picturesque villages in the old principality of Orange, surrounded by ramparts from the Middle Ages and set against the backdrop of the Dentelles de Montmirail, a real geological curiosity. Its vineyard produces a famous wine. In any season walkers and climbers can enjoy the paths and climbing walls of this massif which stretches as far the horizon.
Things to see and do: The sculpture trail and the old almshouses at the top of the village. Chambre du Turc, a peak in the Dentelles (696 metres high). Tours of the old village, the Castle and ramparts. The Saint-Cosme Chapel from the twelfth century and its very beautiful Roman absidioles.
Gigondas is a famous vintage of international renown. The vineyard which produces this great Gigondas wine, perched on the side of the Dentelles de Montmirail, enjoys a southern climate, dry with lots of sun. The red and rosé Gigondas wines are excellent full-bodied powerful wines, with a beautiful purple colour, and a certain finesse and elegance. Served at room temperature, they go well with red meat, game and cheeses. There are tastings at the many winegrowers' properties and wine cellars. Sports: Climbing school in the Dentelles, a lodge at the entrance of the village, walking, riding and mountain biking. Basketball and handball courts. Tennis courts.