Tourist in Seguret
municipality has an area of 21 km2. The lowest and highest point is 124 m and 424 m. In 2015, the municipality had 847 inhabitants of which a certain
part of course lives outside the actual urban area.
Seguret is not located at a hilltop like many
other villages in Provence but on a terrace slightly up on
the bottom of the steep hill raising to an altitude of 424 m.
is on the west side of the hill.
streets pass from north to south through the village.
If you want to drive by car you can select the west / bottom street of Chemin
sous le Barry on the one side follow the medieval wall and on the other
hand have great views of the surrounding flat vine area.
interesting is the middle street Rue des Poternes which contains pearls of
very old buildings small tourist shops and a pair of restaurants, of which Les
Mesclun is recommended. Rue des Poternes is reserved for pedestrians. At both ends of the street you pass old town ports.
below is from a walk
through the street in July 2018 from North to
of the Fontaine des Mascarons and the bell
tower are lent
Moreau who on the linked site tells about Fête d'Hue wine 2014.
has been cultivated vines in the area for centuries. In
brotherhood was established, which was also open to other professionals. Eventually
it became inactive, but was revived in 1984 with
name Confrérie des Chevaliers du Gouste-Séguret, Compagnons de
cave coopérative de Roaix-Séguret was founded in 1960.
gate in the middle no longer exists as a port.
The tower on the top is today an uninteresting ruin. The
should be established in the 900s. There are
foundations from the Stone Age dwelling two statues of
period (3 m
high - Jupiter and a forest God).
Oldest city name from written sources (1076) is
Secureto, which can easily be recognized as a safe place.
Between 1254 and 1791, the village
and the area belonged to the Pope and were
dominated by the bishops of Avignon - like Chateauneuf du
Pape, which lay on the border of
influence between the king
and the pope
The Northern entrance Portail du Bise. Bise=strong vind -
mistral. Right the port after passage. Allready here you find yourself at a high
level abowe le Barry.
Right: After a sloping walk you come to one of the small
touristic shops. The street forward seems more interesting.
the building with the Mairie sign I was not yet aware that a larger
administrative building was built on the road to Sablet.
Although the building did not have the "Hotel du Ville"
format, I have to admit that when municipalities in France often have
few inhabitants, it could be .. In fact it was
functioning until a few years ago.
the "mayor's office" there were several exciting things from
the past. The smallest lavoir (laundry) I remember to have
seen in Provence, and next to that a
fountain with four grotesque spitters. Afterword
I have learned that such figures are called mascarons,
which should be able to keep malicious "forces" in due
Also the next building, which I missed to look up for was
two photos below are lent from
Left: close-up of the
Fontaine des Mascarons, dating from the 17th century.
Right: Bell tower with both horloge
(watch) and bellfrie which in typical Provençal
way is protected by a jitter - to withstand the most powerfull mistral.
Right: If you want pass the two restaurants and Port Neuve follow
Le Mesclun. From the terrasse a beautyfull view to the plane.
Neigbouring Le Mesclun Restaurant Côté Terrasse.
The food are less gastronomic but cheeper. From the street by the restaurants
you can see Port Neuve.
Left: After the port you
will see a smaller, shady parking lot, Place de Liberations.
If space to parc here you have only 200
meter to the resturants.
The medieval door is not
restored since 1300s - with
the spikes of the original wrought iron.
Right: Port Neuve seen from South.
To the left starts Chemin sous
Chemin sous le Barry follwowing the more than
1000 years old wall.
From le Barry you see vineyards and the village of Sablet
the left a photo from 2010 with members of the brotherhood
with the long name: Confrérie des Chevaliers du Gouste-Séguret,
Compagnons de Saint-Vincent.
The shops in the background are from Avignon, where many
smaller appellations in Rhone annually celebrate the common Ban
the Vendange under the
umbrella organization Les
Compagnons des Côtes du Rhone.
Séguret commune have a website
with a lot of information
The presidént of Syndicate des Vignerons
is a very experienced producer Christian Voeux Domaine
The syndicate were until 2017
arranging Quartor des Villages / Salon des Vins (Potos
from the event 2017). The event didn't take place in 2018
- not enough participants.
Some producers sell their wines
without appointments before a visit but most of them offen is
at work in the vineyards. If you want to meet the producer
himself you may have en appointment. See the opening hours at
the sites about the single producer.
You can also go to Maison
du Terroir to buy wines.
On the route (D23) Seguret and Sablet
you find Domaine de Cabasse
Hotel, Restaurant and Domain
Winemakers dinner at the terasse June 2014. 1 Laurent Bellion, 2 Brigitte
Brienne, 3 Laurent Plantevin, 4 Pablo Hocht, 5. Frèdéric Meffre - and some
Dinner in the restaurant July 2018