Roaix

The Vaucluse Departement - Pop.: 677 inh.

puce In the northern part of the Vaucluse, 45 km from Avignon, 24 km from Orange and 7 km from Vaison la Romaine.

Roaix, castle overlooking the vineyards

As you approach the village on the N7, you will get a glimpse of the houses clinging to a hillside.

Roaix is a lovely village with plenty of character. What's more, it is renowned for the quality of its wine.



Roaix, street


Roaix owes its existence to a Commandery of the Knights Templar All that now remains of the Commandery is a chateau in ruins and one tower in good condition.

When you visit the village, you'll see that it's divided into two parts:


Roaix, landscape

- The first part is the old village high up on the hillside, with its privately-owned chateau surrounded by a few houses.

- The second part is at the bottom of the hill, and extends to the banks of the Ouveze.



Roaix, road
Here, next to the national highway, you will find the mairie, the post office and the village's only restaurant run by Marie-France. This is the liveliest part of the village.

Opposite the post office, you will see the remains of a bridge that was entirely destroyed in the terrible catastrophe of September 1992 (the river Ouveze became a raging torrent, causing devastating damage).


Roaix, bell tower


Roaix's principal asset is the vines that cover more than 85 % of the cultivated area.

Roaix is the smallest wine-growing area to have obtained the "Cotes du Rhone Village" appellation.




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puce What to see:

Commandery of the Knights Templar. Chapel of Notre Dame des Crottes.

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puce Leisure activities:

Walking.
Relaxation on the banks of the Ouveze.

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puce Accommodation:


Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals.

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puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Rasteau (4 km), Seguret (6 km), Buisson (6 km) and Vaison-la-Romaine (7 km).

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