Things to do in Provence: Le Crestet


Dominated by the ruins of one of the oldest châteaux of the Comtat (IXème siècle), this medieval village spreads out on the hilltop after which it was named. The village offers panoramic views that will take you breath away, overlooking la plaine de l’Ouvèze, les Dentelles de Montmirail, le Mont Ventoux up to the Baronnies.

This little medieval village hides many treasures… steep passage ways, arched passage ways, beautiful stone paths, and beautiful Renaissance properties, marvellously well restored. It has a beautiful old fountain (1843), wash pool and an old well.

And close to this picturesque village is the DOMAINE DES DENTELLES, which is a medieval priory and one of the finest properties Provence Emotional Escapes has to offer. It has a heated stunning infinity pool, a meticulously and lovingly renovated interior, 45 hectares of vines, tennis court and on-site winery.

Situated in a secluded mountain saddle within 350 acres of private forest in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Transport from Nimes and Marseilles airports or Avignon TGV can be organised and there is an on-site helipad and private road access.

They are organising a wine course, as they have been doing since 2008, it lasts five days and is an experience for wine enthusiasts of all levels, who are keen to improve their wine knowledge and tasting skills.

The group will be formed of international wine lovers and will consist of lectures, workshops, tastings of exceptional wines, wine games and hands-on activities in the winery and vineyard.

these courses are Extreme Wine WSET certified.

The next Extreme Wine WSET Level 2 course is due to take place 20-26 June 2015.

The next Beyond Extreme Wine WSET Level 3 course is due to take place 5-11 September 2015

The Wine and spirit Education Trust offers 3 levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. The Intermediate level includes the Basic information but goes beyond, so it is not necessary to have previously earned the Basic certification.

Before the course, you are encouraged to study at least 14 hours from a book you will receive in advance.

All the world’s major wine regions, grape types and styles will be covered. You taste, discuss and analyse many of the world’s finest, most impressive and highly treasured vintages under the guidance of eminent instructors and even the renowned winemakers themselves.

The rates depend on the level of accommodation and sharing arrangements. Please ask us for more information.


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