The Papal Enclave, Vaucluse territory which lies in the Drôme county, holds four villages, Grillon, Valréas, Visan and Richerenches, famous for its beautiful “Truffle Mass”. The Knights Templar and the Avignon Popes marked the history of these four villages.
Also in Upper Vaucluse, Châteauneuf du Pape – the Pope of the the Côtes du Rhône wines, and the stunning hills of the "Dentelles de Montmirail" which stand like the pleats of a theatre curtain. Hikers and rock climbers are in heaven in the Dentelles de Montmirail. The towns of Gigondas, Cairanne and Vacqueyras make excellent wines. In Rasteau and Beaumes de Venise, discover the outstanding natural sweet wine, the Muscat, which goes so beautifully with the famous melon from Cavaillon.
The area is full of hikes for outdoor lovers. There is the GR9 hiking path along the northern side of Mont Ventoux. There are botanical trails in the Uchaux hills, and countless other local hiking paths. Also try mountain biking and road cycling, where circuits take you through the vineyards, orchards and Romanesque chapels.