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Visan

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 1,800 h.

At the intersection of the D20 and the D976, between Valréas (9km)
and Vaison la Romaine (20km).

Visan - Bell tower



Set against a backdrop of beautifully coloured hills, the territory of Visan has been part of the Pope's enclave since 1344. Visan dominates a vast plain of fields and vineyards which produce a well-known wine.

All the conditions required for a quality wine are found here: an earth of rocky clay, a gentle, sunny climate and the traditional methods used by the grape growers.



Visan - House
In the village, you will discover a number of 17th and 18th century "hôtels particuliers", while you stroll around the narrow streets.

Without a doubt, the most picturesque street is paved in calade, leading from the "porte du Martel". You will also come across beautiful old doors and ruins of the ramparts. Visan is an old village which has been well restored and is most pleasant to visit as a result.

Visan - Passageway

Several hundred metres from the village you will find the chapel ND des Vignes.

Visitors will be surprised by the beauty of its interior, and will no doubt agree that it deserves its reputation as the most beautiful rural Roman chapel in the Vaucluse.

Visan - Tiny street





A delightful walk can be taken around the village: if you leave from the town hall, you will discover the stunning countryside that surrounds Visan, including two chapels and a breath-taking view of the 24 communes!!!


What to see:

17th century church with belltower. Chapel ND des Vignes.
Hôtels particuliers, Renaissance and 18th century.
Ruins of an ancient château.



Leisure activities:

Hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking.
Botannic walks, tennis, horse-riding and pétanque.



Accommodation:

Hotel.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals and rural gites.
Campsite.



Neighbouring villages:

Richerenches (6km), Tulette (dans la Drôme)(4km), Valréas (9km).






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