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Map of Séguret and surrounding region

Séguret is situated in the Vaucluse department of inland Provence. It is perched on a hill overlooking vineyards with views to the hills, in particular the Dentelles de Montmirail. It has a population of just over 900, cafes, restaurants, artists’ studios and galleries, craft and antique shops. Sablet is 2 kilometers away and has all your day to day commerical needs – baker, butcher, grocer, newspaper/magazine store, hairdresser, doctor, dentist, tourist office, and bank.

Séguret is less than 10 kms from Vaison-la-Romaine which features 2000 year old Roman ruins on the flat and a medieval castle ruin high in its centre. You can sit in the still used 6000 seat roman amphitheatre and walk or drive over the 2000 year old single span gallo-roman bridge. With 6500 inhabitants this town still has a village feel but provides all the amenities you could possibly need to make your stay comfortable. On Tuesdays market stalls fill every street offering all that you imagine from a provençal market.

Within a half hour you can visit Orange for more roman architecture, Nyons for olives and lavender, Gigondas for fine red wine. Within an hour you can visit L’Isle sur la Sorgue and marvel at the canal system still sporting moss covered working water wheels and enjoy the all day lively Sunday food and antique market. Avignon will give you a suitable dose of culture and small city delights, and take you back to your childhood as you dance and sing on that famous bridge. Châteauneuf-du-Pape beckons with wines fit for the most discerning connoisseur. Also visit Carpentras for truffles and Cavallion for their famous melons when in season. Go to Sault for a lavendar workshop and to watch nougat making. Within an hour and a half you can walk in the footsteps of Van Gogh or watch the spectacle of a bull fight in Arles. Go a little further and you can visit Cezanne’s studio in Aix-en-Provence, eat bouillabaisse in Marseille, see pink flamingos and salt mountains in The Camargue.

This is part of the Mediterranean, so think blue sky and sunshine. Provence is bordered by Italy to the north and, passing through the Languedoc, by Spain to the south. There is a little Italian and Spanish in the food and Catalan lilt in the local accent.

Simply drive in any direction and within minutes you will stumble across yet another stony walled and terracotta roofed village.

For more information on the village, visit Provence Web - Séguret.