Things to do in Gigondas

Our most recommended things to do in Gigondas

From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

1. From Avignon: Half-Day Great Vineyards Tour

Discover the wine country of 3 Grand Crus on this 5-hour guided tour in the Côtes du Rhône. The highlights of this renowned wine region include Gigondas, Seguret, and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, whose wines carry the certification of Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC). During your tour you’ll have a chance to admire the beauty of vineyards and the small regional villages dominated by bell towers. You’ll be at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, and in this lovely landscape you’ll learn about wine production and grape varieties. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to taste some fine wines with a wine specialist. The specialist’s expert knowledge will help make your tasting session a unique and memorable experience.

From Avignon: Afternoon Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

2. From Avignon: Afternoon Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

Tucked between the Alps to the east and the Rhone River to the west, Provence is a rich tapestry of natural and manmade wonders. On this tour departing Avignon, you will combine a tour of its Roman heritage with a trip to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Stop at the ruins of the castle built by the former Popes who relocated the papacy to Avignon in the 14th-Century and used it as their summer residence. Then drive to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, one of the world’s most popular wines. Discover the different grape varietals, such as Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, which give distinctly fruity and spicy wines. The 13 varieties of grapes combined with the various soils create a large palette of complex red wines and elegant white wines. Enjoy a wine-tasting in one of the numerous cellars of the village before going back to Avignon.

Avignon: Wine Tasting Tour

3. Avignon: Wine Tasting Tour

First of all, you begin by walking the streets of Châteauneuf-du-Pape adorned with fountains and up to the castle built by Pope John XXII. The AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape is one of the greatest French wines and an iconic wine of the southern Rhone Valley. Next, you will visit a wine museum which displays a large collection of tools used in wine making dating back to the sixteenth century. Then you will visit wineries and taste several wines. You will visit Gigondas, famous village for his organic wine, classified in Côtes-du-Rhône Villages. Gigondas has also a real Provençal atmosphere with ites old facades and wineries. Finally, you will go to Séguret, one of the most beautiful villages of France. It offers beautiful stone paved pathways for a walk in the shade of its old walls in a dreamy atmosphere. 

Van Gogh in Arles & St Rémy, Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

4. Van Gogh in Arles & St Rémy, Wine Tour Châteauneuf du Pape

In Saint-Rémy de Provence, take a look at Van Gogh’s paintings reproduction around Saint-Paul de Mausole. Visit Van Gogh's recreated bedroom where he stayed from 1889 to 1890 (ticket included). Arles: discover the sites painted by Van Gogh during his stay in Provence. Scenic drive through the vineyards ofChâteauneuf du Papefollowed by wine-tastings at 2 different wineries. This full day tour will return to Avignon in the middle of the day. NB : The order of the visit can change because of market days (Wednesdays in St-Rémy and Saturdays in Arles).

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What people are saying about Gigondas

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 169 reviews

Really enjoyable trip. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide who took us to some lovely vineyards to taste great wines. 8 people the perfect size group, by the end of the trip it felt as if we were with a big group of friends. Worth the money.

This was the perfect wine tour! Our guide Teri was fantastic and took us to 3 different wineries in the area, stopping to tell us about the region and the winemaking process. I could not recommend it more highly!

Very knowledgeable and kind guide. Perfect English speaker.

This was a great introduction to winemaking in the region.

Great experience-beautiful day with skilled guide.