Châteauneuf-du-Pape is full of vineyards but also monuments to visit.


Pretty medieval village of just over 2000 inhabitants located on the left bank of the Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the preferred stopover for all wine lovers, eager to discover one of the most prestigious vintages of the Vallée du Rhône.
To appreciate its rich heritage, it is advisable to visit the village on foot, the highlight of which is the famous Château des Papes, former summer residence of the Pontiff sovereigns of Avignon.


  • The 14th century Chateau des Papes, listed as a Historic Monument in 1892,
  • The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of the 12th century,
  • The Saint Théodorit Chapel erected in the 10th or early 11th century, classified as Historic Monuments in 1984 because of the frescoes that adorn the choir,
  • The Chapel of Blessed Peter of Luxembourg,
  • Oratories - St Marc's Oratory, St Joseph's Oratory, Crucifix Oratory,
  • The Tour de l'Hers (private property, cannot be visited),
  • L'Islon St Luc, protected natural site, departure from hiking trails.

Discover all the secrets of the Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation through an audio-guided visit at the Wine Museum (free museum).

A must in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Fête de la Véraison! Every first weekend in August, for more than 30 years, the Fête de la Véraison transforms the old village into a true Medieval City where shows, historical re-enactments, parades and scenes of daily life transport visitors to times gone by.

Noble knights and ladies, minstrels and jugglers, merchants and taverns invade the village streets for three days of celebrations and shows. In the tradition of fairs of yesteryear, the large market has more than a hundred stalls dedicated to medieval times.


© Alain Hocquel

© Alain Hocquel

© Alain Hocquel