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Les Dentelles de Montmirail

Hiking and climbing

Dentelles de MontmirailThe Dentelles de Montmirail are a chain of mountains of massive Baronnies, in Provence, in the Vaucluse department. They are located south of Vaison-la-Romaine and west of Mont Ventoux. The name "lace" is of course the form obtained by the erosion of rock. As for "Montmirail", it comes from the latin "mons mirabilis" which means "Mountain admirable".

The culmination of the Dentelles de Montmirail is the crest of Saint-Amand, high of 730 metres. The chain, which is about eight kilometers long, is deemed to climbing or hiking. For climbing, more than 600 routes are upgraded in the chain of lace, for hiking, it will include the GR4. Altogether 40 kilometers of trails crisscross the Dentelles de Montmirail, mainly over the town of Gigondas.

The vegetation of the Dentelles de Montmirail is comparable to that of Alpilles on several points, there are herbs, wood oaks and pines of Aleppo, and so on.

The soil resulting from the troubled landscape of the Dentelles de Montmirail are structured soils and unique. The vine is present on the slopes of the most common and can produce wines of great reputation (Beaumes-de-Venise, Gigondas and Vacqueyras).

The most famous places of the Dentelles de Montmirail are Sarrasines Lace and the Grand Montmirail (place with a sulphurous source), the crest of the Salle, the crest of the ridge and Cayron Saint-Amandle, but also the neck of Alsau and Pass Cayron, Ambrosi Cave and the rock du Midi

Pictures ofs Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail Un paysage impressionant Dentelles Sarrazines

Arounds Dentelles de Montmirail

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