Dentelles de Montmirail
Visit Dentelles de Montmirail (Provence, France)
The Dentelles de Montmirail is a chain of mountains found in the Vaucluse department of Provence, to the west of Mont Ventoux and south of the popular town of Vaison-la-Romaine.
The Dentelles range can be seen from far off in the region, with their very distictive jagged outline emerging dramatically from the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone, and the forest and scrub of the lower slopes to dominate the horizon for miles around.
Up close the dentelles take on a more dramatic appearance with sheer cliffs up to 100 metres high creating an inspiring mountain landscape.
Geographically the dentelles fall into several sections, such as the Sarrasine Dentelles, the crests of La Salle, saint-Amand and Cayron, and the passes through the mountains at the Col de Cayron and the Col d'Alsau. The highest point in the chain of mountains is at Saint-Amand, 730 metres above sea level, while the highest point in the sarrasine dentelles is the Rocher du Turc at 625 metres above sea level.
The range provides some of the best and most dramatic scenery to be found in France, and is best explored on foot. The entire region is well known for the hiking opportunities it offers and several waymarked paths will help you explore the region, from short local trails below the peaks to the more ambitious grande randonnée that traverses the range.
Other popular activities include rock climbing on the dramatic cliffs along the crests and mountain bike riding.
Among the villages well places to explored the Dentelles de Montmirail are Gigondas, Suzette, Lafare, Malaucène and Beaumes-de-Venise.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Dentelles de Montmirail, Vaucluse, Provence || GPS: latitude 44.179, longitude 5.0606
Map of Dentelles de Montmirail & places nearby
Highlights close by
Le Barroux 6km
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Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Dentelles de Montmirail, France
- Seguret - most beautiful village (4km)
- Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) - religious monument (7km)
- Vaison-la-Romaine - town of art and history (7km)
- Carpentras - town of art and history (14km)
- Mont Ventoux - grand site of france (17km)
- Jarditrain - remarkable garden (20km)
- Pernes-les-Fontaines - recommended detour (20km)
- Orange Roman Theatre - heritage site (21km)
- Nyons - recommended detour (21km)
- Venasque - most beautiful village (21km)
The French version of this page is at Dentelles de Montmirail (Francais)