Dating back to the arrival of the popes in Avignon in the Middle Ages, wine growing has rapidly developed in the Rhône valley. The wines today have progressed and now occupy a major place among the best AOC (a French control certification) French wines. In 1966 Avignon became the capital city of Côtes du Rhône wines.
Discover these wines of character in numerous restaurants and wine bars, or at the wine cellar at the Palais des Papes.
Want to get off the beaten track ? Follow the Côtes du Rhône tourist routes, from Avignon to Vienne, south of Lyon, from Vaison-la-Romaine to the Pont du Gard. 13 itineraries to discover the local produce and our highly colourful wines.
POPES' PALACE TOUR + WINE TASTING AT THE BOUTEILLERIE
Comme to discover the Palace of the Popes, standing as the mighty symbol of the church’s influence throughout the western Christian world in the 14th century.
At the end of your visit, stop at the Wine-store of the Popes'Palace (the Bouteillerie") and taste 3 Côtes du Rhône Wines