When the winegrowers in the southern Rhône Valley make a date with the mythical Sandman, there can only be one result: a night you’ll never forget! Here are a handful of places where you can sleep in the vineyard.
Beneath the majestic silhouette of the Dentelles de Montmirail, two properties have chosen to give their guests an unusual welcome. On the campsite at Domaine des Favards - as at the Mas de l'Evajade in the Domaine du Rocher des Dames - huge, fully-equipped barrels are ready to welcome anyone who loves staying in atypical accommodation. These cask-shaped mobile homes are sure to steep you in the world of wine for the night.
All your dreams will come true in Gigondas in a comfy nest that will suit you to a T! The hotel-cum-restaurant Les Florêts hosts guests in a Provençal house full of charm. Sitting high above the village, the residence boasts views tailor-made for contemplation. Under the last rays of the setting sun or in the glow of the lanterns on the terrace, the night undoubtedly promises to be mild in this three-star accommodation! The Villa Saint-Anne below is but a few steps from Domaine Pierre Amadieu and its cellar. Behind the facade with its white shutters, this vineyard residence is home to five guest rooms with a discreet charm. When the Provençal sun yields to the moonlight, this lovely building is the perfect place to savour the simple life surrounded by vines.
The Bastide Saint-Dominique gîte on the hills of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a small cocoon with a warm, family atmosphere. With its four beds and sun-kissed terrace, the accommodation has everything you need to abandon yourself to the peaceful surroundings brightened by the singing cicadas. Last but not least, Château La Sable in the heart of the Luberon Regional National Park is a veritable haven of peace. The 18th century bastide is surrounded by 10 hectares of vines and parkland with centuries-old trees. The three guest rooms are full of character and an authentic atmosphere, meaning you can take it easy in the heart of the wine-growing countryside.
Lulled by the beauty of the vineyard landscapes, travellers can take advantage of these pied-à-terre as they are embraced by the arms of Morpheus without a care in the world!