Make a holiday rental home or cottage in Sablet, France your home away from home.
Sablet is a traditional Provencal village that lies to the west of Mont Ventoux, in the Haut Vaucluse department of south-eastern France. The village makes for a popular holiday rental destination for those seeking a holiday of relaxation in the heart of this unspoilt region, and almost any activity can be perfectly complemented with a glass of the fantastic local wine. Why not book your Sablet holiday rental cottage in advance and look forward to a week or two of sunshine, relaxation and top vintages?
The centre of Sablet is, like many Provencal villages, a mass of narrow, winding streets and shaded lanes. Passageways wind round in a circular formation, and open up to reveal a number of interesting old buildings, such as the 12th century St Nazaire church, which is cunningly hidden along one of the narrowest streets of them all. Around the outside of Sablet are the old 14th century ramparts and towers, and a lazy day or two can be easily spent enjoying the attractions that the village centre has to offer.
Once you head outside of the centre of Sablet you will discover a lush and green landscape which is ripe for climbing, walking, hiking and mountain biking. Vineyards are found in this part of France in their droves, and a wine-tasting excursion is a must if you have even a small penchant for the fruity reds, delicious whites and roses that the Cotes du Rhone produces.
July is not only the hottest month and the most popular with tourists, but also the time of the annual book festival. Wine, as ever, is a big feature of this event, and this is a great time in which to visit Sablet.
The neighbouring village of Gigondas (4km to the south) is revered for its wine production, and is perhaps the best place to start a wine-tasting holiday in the region. Vineyards in Gigondas produce over five million bottles every year, so there are plenty to choose from! For something a little different consider a day trip to Orange (17km), which is the home of huge and awe-inspiring Roman theatre which hosts classical performances throughout the summer.
The climate in Sablet and the surrounding Haut-Vaucluse region is perfect for wine production. This means long, hot summers with temperatures of above 30°C, along with mild winters. June, July and August are the hottest months and also the most popular with foreign tourists, so book you Sablet holiday villa well in advance for these times, to avoid disappointment.
The local region is served by Avignon-Caumont Airport (AVN), which is 33km from Sablet. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to this destination include Jet.com and Flybe, from airports such as Exeter, Southampton and Leeds-Bradford. Marseille Provence Airport (MRS) is the closest ‘big’ airport to Sablet, being 117km to the south.