Rousset les Vignes

Departement of the Drome - Provencal Drome - Pop.: 300 inh. - Altitude : 460 m.

puce 11 km from Valréas via the D 41 and then the D538 on 3km.

Rousset les Vignes, in the village

When you arrive at the appropriately-named village of Rousset-les-Vignes you cannot help noticing that a well-known vine, planted on sloping stony ground grows all around the village.

A high quality wine has been made here for centuries, and in 1969 it was awarded the appellation of "Côte du Rhône Villages".

Rousset les Vignes, church

But you will also be surprised to discover beautiful architecture, located around a peaceful little square where a fortified church stands, dating back to the 12th century.

Built from superb time-worn yellow ochre stone, and beautifully understated in style, it has a round tower and a bell-tower built into a wall, boasting three bells.

Rousset les Vignes, square  and priory Opposite stands a Priory with a Renaissance façade that will delight lovers of old buildings

They will also appreciate the medieval atmosphere of this small and particularly peaceful village, where partly overgrown houses full of weeds rub shoulders with beautifully restored residences. Here and there you will find a roofed wash-house, a vaulted passageway, pretty gardens full of flowers shaded by pines or cypresses, and protected by dry stone walls.

Rousset les Vignes, vineyards

More energetic visitors who climb up to the small viewing point at the top of the village will have the good fortune to discover a magnificent view of a landscape of gentle valleys, vines and cypresses, dominated by Mont Ventoux...


puce What to see:

Originally Romanesque church (12th century) altered.
10th century Priory in the Cluny style, Renaissance façade.
14th century castle: towers, gothic portal, spiral stairs.


puce Leisure activities:

Hiking, cycling and mountain biking, pony trekking.
Points baignade (aquatic leisure park in the town of Nyons, the play area and lake at Domaine le Sagittaire,
the lake at Cornillon sur l’Oule, the waterfall at Aubres, etc…).
Gliding and paragliding.
Climbing, Canyoning.
Tennis. Petanque.


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Taulignan (6km), Nyons (10km) and Valréas (11km).


Rousset les Vignes, ruin Rousset les Vignes, history of the St.-Mayeul church. Click to enlarge Rousset les Vignes, house