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Discovering the flavors of Ventoux

Bonjour French Food lovers!

Provence is coming soon in your boxes… Meanwhile, let’s get interested about it.

When we hear about Provence we think about simple pleasures of life: the drop of olive oil that enhances every single dish, the tapenade on a toasted slice of bread, the sweetness of Calissons. On top of that, a sunny terrace (northern people will understand) with the sound of cicadas, the smell of lavender fields and olive trees. Yes, Provence seems like heaven with the Côte d’Azur – French Riviera – and the Vallée du Rhône, including Ventoux.

What is Ventoux?

Ventoux is a wine-growing AOC (or controlled designation of origin) in the Rhône wine region of France. It is one of the oldest of France.
Ventoux is also a mountain, nicknamed the Giant of Provence because of its positon. It is the isolated high point of the region. The iconic image.
But it is not just a wine, not just a mount. It is a country. The Country Vaison Ventoux gathers 17 towns that all will make you discovering the feeling of Provence. They all share the same traditions, the same passion for their region, the same art de vivre of the South of France.

Ventoux is one region of France of the 5 senses: taste, smell, hearing, sight and touch.

TASTE

safran²

The red gold of the three rivers
In Entrechaux, at the foot of the Ventoux Mount, you can visit a saffron-making farm. You will crack the secret of the saffron, this very special and gifted spice. Gifted because it embellishes both your sweet and salty dishes. Because it gives a special yellow color to the food, harmonizes the taste of it and adds a smooth aroma.
At the end of the visit you will also be able to taste the different saffron-made products: saffroned jam, saffroned confit de vin, saffronade with eclectic tastes.
The best moment to go there is in October and November because of the magical flowering.

Price : 5€ for adults / free for children under 12 years old.

CONTACT (to plan a visit)
Pascal ARVICUS
09 52 73 71 17 / 06 15 81 21 01
Le jas nègre / 84340 Entrechaux
Mail : contacts@or3r.fr
http://www.or3r.fr

SMELL

lavande²

The House of aromatic plants and medicinal herbs
In this museum you will discover two centuries of tradition and history about aromatic plants of the Baronnies. By the way, if you have children they won’t complain: the smell organ, the aroma wheel and the plants game will hold you spellbound. With aromatic infusions all along the visit to keep your palate attentive in this world of smells.

Price: free under 12 / 1.50€ under 18 / 3€ for adults. Closed on Sunday.

CONTACT
Tel : 04 75 28 04 59 / 04 75 28 45 11
14 bd Michel eysseric / 26170 Buis-les-Baronnies
Mail : maisondesplantes@gmail.com
http://www.maisondesplantes.com

HEARING

marché²

Terroir and artisans market
Come to feel the crackling of life with people discovering and sharing the regional products. Enjoy quality fruits and vegetables freshly collected. Taste the prepared products of artisans. Take great delight in watching all of these warm and natural colors.
All of the villages have weekly markets. Go to the office tourist of the village you stay and ask the day and the place to stand for.
The market of Vaison-la-Romaine for example is one of the biggest of the region. It stands on Tuesday, in the morning of course.

SIGHT AND TOUCH

montmirail²

Hit the road to enjoy great panoramas: traditional villages in nature, grapevines, olive trees, fields, gorges, mountains, … Rent a car, or a bike for the most athletic people, or just hike. Several hiking and biking trails are possible.

toulourenc²

Hiking trail of the Toulourenc Valley

It goes along the river, from Mollans-sur-Ouvèze to Veaux. Start closed to the chapel Notre-Dame des Anges between Mollans-sur-Ouvèze and Entrechaux. Go back up the Toulourenc river. It is pretty easy and enjoyable when it is hot. You will need 3 to 4 hours.
Don’t forget to check the weather and to take your sneakers and picnic!

Details : http://www.baladeenprovence.com/balade.php?reference=Toulourenc

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