In the nature reserve of the Dentelles de Montmirail near Orange you can enjoy beautiful hikes among sundrenched vineyards. This is the location where the grapes of some of the famous crus of the the Côte du Rhône ripen, such as AOC Gigondas, AOC Vacqueyras and AOC Beaumes de Venis.
Dentelles means 'lace' in French and that is not as strange as it seems because the peaks have a filigree quality about them. Erosion has punched holes in the stone which has resulted in the formation of natural arches and bridges. Frilly as lace, so to say. Photo Paul Smit.