In the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail, Suzette offers a breathtaking panorama

Suspended from its peak at an altitude of 410 metres, Suzette is located in the heart of the Cirque de Saint-Amand, and is positioned on one of the hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail. It can be reached by a small winding road that crosses the mountain to reach the neighbouring village. Its dominant position is framed by the "restanques" of vineyards and wild landscapes. The Mont Ventoux can be observed from a very beautiful ceramic orientation table which indicates all possible directions from the nearest village to the most distant cities such as Geneva (245 km), Grenoble (135 km), Milan (350 km)... as the crow flies of course.

 

A bit of History

The history of Suzette goes back to antiquity, Hadrian's coins have been found as well as barrels of ancient columns and funerary fragments In the Middle Ages, in 1246, the village of Suzette as well as Châteauneuf-Redortier, a now deserted commune, were in the hands of Raymond 1st des Baux.

The Count of Provence, Charles II of Anjou gave these villages to the Prince of Orange, Bertrand II des Baux in 1309.

During the Renaissance, in 1650, the castle, which was destroyed in 1563, was restored by the followers of the Prince of Orange, Scipio and Paul Allemand to whom he returned the estate. Suzette joined the department of Vaucluse which was created on August 12, 1793.

 

A picturesque village

To visit Suzette, one of the smallest communes of the Vaucluse department with 126 inhabitants counted in 2015, you just have to walk along the main street, delimited by the school and the parish church .

Walking through the picturesque little streets of the village, you will be enchanted by the stone houses with views of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail, the rectangular parish church Notre-Dame de Suzette dating from the 12th century, a real jewel of Romanesque art, the statue of the Virgin Mary from 1776, the ceramic orientation table offering a breathtaking panorama, facing the Giant of Provence, the 8th century funerary stone sealed in a wall at the Ferme Saint-Martin, a former monastery and today a private property, the Château Redortier in the former deserted village .

 

An exceptional panorama...

Numerous viewpoints allow you to admire the exceptional panorama over the valley.

In the 20th century, Suzette was famous for its apricot orchards known as "Rosés de Suzette"; today its AOC Beaumes-de-Venise, Côtes du Ventoux, Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Pays wines are a huge success with wine lovers and Provence.

The village of Suzette offers a very pretty walk towards the neighbouring village of Le Barroux, along a path lined with fields of vines and cypress trees with a thousand Provencal scents.

 

Nearby the villages of the Dentelles de Montmirail, such as Lafare, Beaumes de Venise, Le Barroux, Malaucène, La Roque-Alric.... are worth the detour.

 

 

Suzette Town Hall

84190 Suzette

Tel: 04 90 62 96 39

 

http://suzette-village.fr

 

http://www.suzette-mairie.fr/accueil.html

 

Suzette Tourist Office

Place du Portail

84190 Suzette

Phone : 04.90.65.85.46

 

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