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Le Verger des Papes

A working vineyard as well as an excellent restaurant, this friendly domaine is a favourite tip for Châteauneuf aficionados. Dine on typical Provençal country food, with a divine view over the town's rooftops, then …
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La Mère Germaine

Locals have been heading for this classic village auberge (country inn) for more than nine decades (since 1922, in fact). It's the kind of place where the owner knows everyone by name, and classic country dishes are…
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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…
Wine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Château Mont-Redon

Three kilometres from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Mont-Redon is gorgeously placed amid sweeping vineyards. Large, and easy for drop-ins, it can attract weekend crowds for its respectable wines, including an excellent, mine…
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Chocolaterie Bernard Castelain

The specialities at this artisan chocolatier include picholines (dark-chocolate-covered roasted almonds that look like Provençal olives) and Palets des Papes (Châteauneuf-du-Pape liquer-infused truffles).
Wine in Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Caves du Verger des Papes

Beneath the town's namesake château, these small, magnificent wine caves (cellars)date back 2000 years. The bar carries 80 of the town's 250 labels. English is spoken.