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Lieux-dits - Quartiers - in important wine villages in Rhone

A lieu-dit is in French the name of a small local area. The names of these places are normally given centuries ago. Some can be traced back to 14th century used in cadastres or to the cadastre of Napoleon. The names normally come from caracteric things in the area such as Font (source), Bois (trees/wood), Grès (sandstone) 

These old names can be of interest 

- If you will find a domain and only have an addres telling about the quartier where it's situated.

- If you use a GPS-navigator to find a domain (many small roads in the countryside have no name)

- if you want to find out where the vineyards are situated. This can be interesting to judge the character of a wine (La Crau in Chateauneuf du Pape).

So far you can see maps of 6 important villages. 3 of them are made professionally by the syndicates, (Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas and Vinsobres)
3 others are "homemade" by help from a GPS-navigator (Cairanne, Rasteau and Vacqueyras).



Chateauneuf du Pape



Vacqueyras  /  Sarrians




Updated 20-05-2009