23 Nov 19The Truffle Market of Saint-Paul-Trois-ChateauxEvery Sunday from November 15th: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux (only for individuals)
Formerly this market was for the professional, trufficulteurs brokers. Today and in order to introduce a wider audience to this black diamond, the market is open to all lovers of all regions of this fabulous product.
The historical site of truffles and truffles is undeniably Le Tricastin. There are 60% of the national production. The Tuber Melanosporum has always been passionate, a busy story.
The black diamond was a mushroom consumed intensely, today it is a prestigious and rare product. Its woody taste and its powerful taste have crossed the times, the truffle is always in the same places, under an oak tree, in a limestone soil and a Mediterranean type climate.The truffle is classified by botanists in the family Thallophytes, it is considered the fruit of a mushroom, which takes the form of an irregular and globular tuberous covered with a kind of bark with a smooth or rough appearance whose color may vary, white, gray, black or white.
Tricastin is the Mecca of French production of the famous black truffle (60% of the national production). This prestigious "black diamond", once consumed intensely, has become rare and is nowadays a refined dish on the best tables.
Its specific characteristics have made it a product all the more mysterious or even unique. Indeed, some really do not explain his life before all underground, a black color not widespread, the woody fragrance and a strong taste.
This mushroom seems to have nevertheless found on our territory the special conditions to be born and to develop naturally: a tree, preferably an oak, a sufficiently calcareous soil and finally a climate of the Mediterranean type.
Yet nothing is ever really acquired!For the delightful Tuber Melanosporum, with its enchanting personality, will not necessarily reappear where the earth and men have generously given her what she has nourished and carries with her her secrets. But when she is there, what happiness!
The methods and vocabulary have not changed.
The Rabassiers are always accompanied by their faithful companion, both furrow truffle; it remains only to watch the attitude of the dog, his nose is never lacking, nose down, he dig the ground until the discovery of the Truffle. The Rabassier hastens to recover the truffle before his companion crusts it. The dog will be rewarded with a piece of cake.
Cavage truffles is a method not without difficulties. Because nothing indicates the presence of black diamond in the ground. Only the dog is fit for this job which requires a training. His predecessor the pig was much less docile, active and talented than the dog.
The Truffle is divided into three categories :
Extra for top quality truffles. Rounded and regular shape. Must not show any deterioration and must be greater than or equal to 20 grams.
Category I: It is a truffle of good quality with some defects of aspects in the color and the form. Its caliber greater than or equal to 10 grams.
Category II: these are all remaining truffles provided they respect a size greater than or equal to 5 grams.
The House of Truffle and Tricastin
26130 Saint Paul Three Castles
Truffle Market (November to March)
Tuesday: Grignan , Saint Paul Three Castles
Wednesday: Valréas ((84)
Saturday: Richerenches (84)
Sunday :Saint Paul Trois Châteaux (only for individuals)
To discover this wonderful mushroom, do not hesitate to meet truffle growers, to caver (look for the truffle!) In their company!
Festivities of the Truffle: Every 2nd Sunday of February - Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux
Cardoon and truffle market - Montbrizon-sur-Lez
Truffles, cardoons, chocolates, poultry, oysters and wines from Coteaux du Tricastin
Truffle menu and animations
23 Nov 19Truffle Market and Richerenches Mouth Market
The truffle market
Every Saturday morning from mid-November to the end of March
Capital of the quality truffle: "The famous tuber melanosporum", Richerenches has acquired its reputation for a long time. Indeed a strong local production as well as a particularly qualitative terroir have made Richerenches the most important truffle market!
The official opening of the market begins in November (the Saturday following November 15), brokers, truffle farmers, tourists and curious meet on the Avenue de la Rabasse and the Cours du Mistral.
The conversations revolve around a single subject: The truffle!
After setting the price, transactions can begin. Around 13:00, the street is empty while the scent of the truffle era in the streets.
This market is split in two, a market of local products and truffles at retail, and a market reserved for professionals.
14 May 19The Naturoptera: an original place in Sérignan-du-ComtatArm yourself with a magnifying glass and a butterfly net and conquer the world of our insect friends. Like the famous naturalist Jean-Henri Fabre, take the time to observe and study these small animals that guarantee the balance of our environment. Collect as much information as you can in the aisles of the permanent exhibition, take part in a workshop or a naturalistic outing.Practical information
Such. : 04 90 30 33 20
The Naturoptera is open all year, except on December 24th, 25th and 31st, as well as on January 1st, Easter Sunday and May 1st.
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9h - 12h30 and 13h30 - 17h
• Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 1:30 pm - 6 pm
10 May 19The crocodile farm in PierrelatteThe crocodile farm is a French zoological park located in the Drôme, Pierrelatte. It consists of a greenhouse of 8,000 m2 and an outdoor course of 4,000 m2, where you can see more than 350 specimens of crocodilians: Nile crocodiles, alligators, caimans, etc., as well as turtles , varans and snakes.
In addition to its tourist aspect, this farm created in 1994 by Luc and Eric Fougeirol, actively participates in the conservation and protection of species by collaborating with scientists.https://www.lafermeauxcrocodiles.com/infos-pratiques/tarifs.html
02 Mar 19Les Baux-de-Provence: Dali appears on the quarries of lights, the endless enigma From March 6, 2020 to January 3, 2021
In 2020, the Carrières de Lumières illuminates famous and singular works by Salvador Dalí. "Dalí, the endless enigma" looks back on more than 60 creative years of the Catalan master who has traveled and invented several artistic styles.
Through a thematic journey, you walk in surreal and metaphysical landscapes and find yourself at the heart of the surprising works of the artist with an overflowing imagination. Paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, engravings, films and archive images recall the unique personality of the famous mustache painter but also his obsessions for the strange and the supernatural as well as his fascination for his wife Gala, his true muse.
The entire digital exhibition is punctuated by the music of Pink Floyd. Constantly experimenting and rejecting any rational mechanism, these two icons of painting and music share an astonishing visual imagination where obsessive visions and technical virtuosity mingle.The deep colors, the stretched and voluminous forms of Dalí's canvases appear on the walls to the sound of titles from legendary albums such as The Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall to immerse the visitor in a hovering, peaceful or disturbing universe .
This retrospective, associated with the music of the legendary group of the 1960s, offers a timeless journey that awakens the unconscious where Dalí's work remains an endless mystery and enigma.
23 Feb 19the Gorges de l'ArdècheThe Gorges de l'Ardèche are a must, natural site of great beauty, in a particularly well preserved environment. Lovers of nature activities, escape or simple discovery will be conquered by the Gorges de l'Ardèche.
The Gorges de l'Ardèche in Canoe
If you only have to do a canoe trip in your life, it is the Gorges de l'Ardèche, as the show is great and the environment remarkable.
The descent of the Gorges de l'Ardèche by canoe or kayak is accessible provided you meet a few prerequisites: Being in good physical condition, swimming, comply with safety instructions and ensure that the conditions of descent Gorges are good .
Upstream of the Gorges de l'Ardèche, many service providers rent canoes or kayaks and take care of you at the end of your descent.
The descent of the Gorges de l'Ardèche is about thirty kilometers, in one or two days.
Two bivouac areas exist and allow to "camp" in the middle of the Gorges de l'Ardèche, knowing that camping wild (outside these areas) is strictly prohibited.
Although the water of the Ardèche is often calm and limpid, the Gorges de l'Ardèche have no less than fifteen rapids, hence the importance of not leaving his lifejacket.
23 Feb 19Vaison la Romaine - jewel of Roman ProvenceJewel of Roman Provence as its name suggests, Vaison la Romaine is one of the must-see sites of Haut Vaucluse.
The city, of the highest archaeological interest, is divided by the river Ouvèze.
On the right bank are two neighborhoods, the site of the ancient Roman colony and the contemporary part of Vaison.
Archaeological excavations have revealed immense and luxurious Gallo-Roman houses with elaborate interior layout.
They were decorated with mosaic floors, marble marquetry, statues, basins, atriums and private baths ...
You will see during your visit, that the art of living was already refined and that they attached a lot of importance to the artistic creation! (description of the excavations of Puymin and Villasse sites at the tourist office).
In the Middle Ages, villagers settled in height, at the foot of the castle to protect themselves from looting and invasions.
The castle is now in ruins, the Upper Town is a picturesque site to visit.
Even if it climbs a bit steep, go to the top of the Haute Ville, the panorama offered on Vaison and its surroundings will largely reward your effort!
Thus, in the sumptuous setting of Mont Ventoux and the famous Dentelles de Montmirail, you will have traveled 20 centuries of history of Comtat Venaissin and Provence.
23 Feb 19Isle sur la Sorgue - Capital of antiquity and flea market - Venice ProvençalWith 7 "antique villages", there are more than 350 antique dealers and junk dealers open all year round on weekends and holidays in Isle sur la Sorgue. This figure can triple at major annual fairs. They make Isle sur la Sorgue the biggest flea market in France after Paris.
Isle sur la Sorgue has many art galleries spread throughout the city.
The Sunday morning market, which is one of the most lively and colorful in Provence, the floating market in August.
23 Feb 19The wine routeThe most popular wine of our visitors, AOC, BIO, Côtes du Rhône wines, Côtes du Ventoux wines, Grignan les Adhémar ... its red, purple dresses ..., its white, translucent luster with flavors and scents developed under our beautiful summer sun, will transform your wine. palace in that of a worthy oenologist. Many tastings will punctuate your route, but beware! Free tasting to consume with moderation ... We wish you good roads!- Grignan the Adhémar:The four soils of Grignan-les Adhémar
The subsoil is mainly clay-limestone or sandy, with the presence of large pebbles rolled by the Rhone or terraces formed of calcareous gravel and old alluvium bordering the Rhone plain. There are 4 great terroirs:
The center: a chain of hills with sandstone soils;
The south-east: steep plain, very stony or gravelly terrain;
The west: a set of terraces formed of calcareous gravel and ancient alluvium bordering the Rhone plain;
The North :terroirs composed of large round pebbles rolled by the Rhone.
A production dominated by red wines
Red wines account for 72% of production, rosés 22% and whites 6%. This appellation affirms its personality within the Rhône Valley by the successful marriage of 6 red grape varieties: Syrah, Grenache, Carignan, Mourvèdre, Cinsault and newly introduced in the specifications, the Marselan. These are dark ruby-red wines, with red fruit coulis, blackcurrant and bigarreau; well balanced wines, frank, clean, vinous with a finish on ripe tannins.
23 Feb 19New Castle of the Pope - Activities in the heart of the vineyardLocated in Provence, in the Vaucluse department, our territory extends over the communes of Caderousse, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Courthézon, Jonquières and Orange.
Ideally located, close to Avignon, we enjoy a cultural dynamism. Our small Provencal villages have kept their typicality, giving to discover the authentic image of Provence.The AOC Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the first AOC created in France, offers many activities to visitors wishing to know its wines: tastings, visits of estates, food and wine pairings, discoveries of the vineyard on foot, by bike etc. We invite you to discover the many activities to practice as a couple, with friends, ... to discover in a fun way our beautiful vineyard.