From the Roman era in the 21st century, Provence has always been a welcoming land.
With its sweet and caring landscapes, Provence has always been an exceptional terroir for wine, olive oil, but also fruits and vegetables. now days, the beautiful landscapes of Provence remained, because family farms could feed generations of "peasants" who have shaped the nature of the traditional way, respecting their environment, one for hunting, one for the pleasure, or sometimes just by indolence (like the refrain of a Provencal song "today maybe... or maybe tomorrow")
Provence is also the land of the art of living : a nap, the market, hunting, meals with friends in the moonlight ... and more recently, sunbathing at the pool, evenings at the theater: you have to enjoy Provence slowly in small sips, like a glass of chilled rosé wine under the arbor, the sound of cicadas, which take two months to party. You have to go wandering around in the villages of stone houses clinging to the hill in places steeped in Roman history, medieval, Enlightenment century...
Provencal hills are also a land of sport activities : walking, cycling, riding, swimming, climbing, flying ... everything is possible under the blue sky Provencal. choose rather cool seasons for serious sports like climbing Mount Ventoux cycling or long walks in the hills ...
Château Juvenal is ideally situated for exploring the cultural, flavoring, and beautiful Provence (Avignon-Orange-comtat venaissin-Provence).
Here are some ideas of circuits :
North : Le Barroux (beautiful village surmounted by an imposing castle), Suzette, Malaucène The Crestet, Vaison la Romaine, Rasteau (famous for its natural sweet red wine), Séguret (ranked as one of the most beautiful villages France), Sablet, Gigondas (my favorite red wine, after Château Juvenal ...), Vacqueyras (excellent red wine, too), Beaumes de Venise (excellent red wine, wine white and natural sweet white wine but also exceptional Roman chapel, castle ruins), return to Château Juvenal.
To the east : Caromb, Modena, St. Pierre de Vassol, Crillon le Brave, Bédoin, Mont Ventoux, Malaucène return to Château Juvenal
Eastward also : Caromb, Mazan, Viile sur Auzon Monieux (the awesome gorges of the Nesque), Sault, Ferrassière, Aurel, Brantes, Entrechaux, Malaucène, return to Château Juvenal
South east : Caromb, Mazan, Venasque (ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France), Murs, Joucas, Gordes, Roussillon (Colorado Provençal), Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Sénanque Abbey, Isle of the Sorgue, Pernes les fontaines, Carpentras, return to Château Juvenal (one day).
Southbound : Carpentras, Isle sur la Sorgue, Lagnes, Robion, Oppède old, Ménherbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Gordes, Roussillon (Colorado Provençal), Gordes ... return to Château Juvenal (one day).
South west : Avignon, Tarascon, St. Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence, the Mill of Alphonse Daudet, Montmajour Abbey return to Château Juvenal (one day).
West, the road of wines of Cotes du Rhone : Beaumes de Venise, Vacqueyras, Gigondas, Cairane, Uchaux, Orange, Courthézon, Chateauneuf du pape, return to Château Juvenal.
Farther south : the Camargue, the bulls and horses, and Arles, and Marseilles and Cassis (beautiful creeks) are possible in a great day
Farther to the west : The Pont du Gard Nimes and Uzes (one day)
Farther north : The Provence: the barronnies Buis, Nyons Taulignan, Dieulefit, Poet Laval, Grignan (Château, the village), Suze la Rousse (the Castle), Adhémard Guard, return to Château Juvenal (a day),
Farther to the east : Plateau Valensoles, its lavender fields and small spelled and bories scattered like sentinels, witnesses a peasant knowledge millennium (one day)
Farther south : the southern Luberon, La Roque d'Anthéron, Abbey Silvacane and Aix en Provence (one day)