Domaine de la Solitude


Two kilometres east of the village, appreciate Châteauneuf-du-Pape from this family-run estate, cultivated for 600 years by descendants of Pope Urbain VIII. Call ahead to receive a warm welcome, in English, as you discover elegant, rounded wines, with supple, never-harsh tannins. Tastings (free) include visits to the barrel cellar.

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1. Caves du Verger des Papes

1.07 MILES

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2. Château Mont-Redon

2.74 MILES

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3. Colline St-Eutrope

5.81 MILES

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4. Théâtre Antique

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5. Église St-Florent

5.95 MILES

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7. Musée d’Art et d'Histoire

5.97 MILES

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