The Rhône Valley, what places to visit on the tourist route?

The Rhône Valley is a destination of choice for wine lovers, gastronomy enthusiasts, history buffs, and breathtaking natural landscapes. This region, stretching from the south of Lyon to the Camargue, offers a diversity of climates and terroirs that is reflected in the quality and variety of wines produced here.

It is here that we produce our own, Terra 6840 at Domaine Les Esprits Sains. This is the reason why we are presenting to you a part of this tourist route of the Rhône Valley and its riches.


The tourist route of the Rhône Valley is divided into two distinct parts:


  • The northern part, from Vienne to Valence
  • The southern part, from Montélimar to Avignon


Northern Valley: Renowned for its terraced vineyards on steep hillsides, where the continental climate meets the Mediterranean. The wines here are often powerful and spicy.

Southern Valley: Benefiting from a warmer climate and a more diverse grape variety, you can find grape varieties such as syrah, carignan, cinsault, and mourvèdre. This is where our estate is located.


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Visit the Rhône Valley

Visitors come to the Rhône Valley for its wines, but also for its varied landscapes, ranging from orderly vineyards to wild scrublands, and olive groves.

Activities to do in the Southern Rhône Valley:

There is no shortage of activities: wine tastings, hiking or cycling, visits to picturesque villages and historical sites.

With friends, as a couple, or with family, the variety of places to discover and activities to do make the valley an ideal place to recharge.

Our recommendations for activities and places to discover:

Hike in the Regional Natural Park of the Ardèche Mountains:

Be charmed by the breathtaking landscapes of the Regional Park of the Ardèche Mountains, where each trail invites you to an unforgettable adventure. Breathe in the fresh air of the vast volcanic plateaus and discover a rich biodiversity, preserved in a green setting. Awaken your senses in the heart of wild and authentic nature, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Geological heritage of the Ardèche Mountains - Regional Natural Park of the Ardèche Mountains

Photo credit: @parc naturel régional des monts d'ardèche

Stroll in La-Roque-sur-Cèze, classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France:

With its cobbled streets and stone houses, the village invites you to wander in its postcard-worthy setting. The village was founded on a rocky peak, giving it an unforgettable dimension. Finally, the breathtaking view from the top of the village over the surrounding vineyards promises tranquility and natural beauty.

La Roque-sur-Cèze - Wikipedia

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Relax near the Sautadet Waterfalls:

Located below the village of La-Roque-Sur-Cèze, imagine yourself sitting by the edge of the Sautadet waterfalls, where the murmur of flowing water soothes the mind and invites serenity. Let the sun caress your face as you soak in the natural beauty and tranquility of the place. It is a true haven of peace where every moment is an invitation to release tension and reconnect with nature.

La Roque sur Cèze " Plus Beaux Villages du Gard"

Photo credit: @GardTourisme


Relive History at the Ancient Theater of Orange:

Transport yourself to Roman times by visiting the ancient theater of Orange, where every stone tells a millennia-old story. Imagine the cheers of the spectators still echoing between these walls steeped in history. Discover this architectural masterpiece, an exceptional witness to the ingenuity and passion of past civilizations for art and culture.

Ancient Theater of Orange, timographie360

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Take the ViaRhôna cycling route:

Pedal along the serene banks of the Rhône, where each pedal stroke reveals picturesque panoramas and lush vineyards. ViaRhôna is the call of freedom on two wheels, an invitation to discover the cultural and natural richness of the region at the soothing pace of cycling. Let yourself be seduced by the cycling adventure of ViaRhôna, a beautiful escape promising unforgettable memories amidst the iconic landscapes of France.

Their 1st bike trip on ViaRhôna

Photo credit: @FranceVéloTourisme


Zipline in Pont-Saint-Esprit:

Imagine gliding above the sparkling waters of the Rhône, with the wind caressing your face and the thrill of adventure running through you. The zipline in Pont-Saint-Esprit offers a unique perspective on the natural beauty of the region, a moment where adrenaline meets serenity. It is an unforgettable experience that promises to free your mind, expand your horizons, and provide a pure dose of excitement.

PONT-SAINT-ESPRIT The big zipline above the Rhône is back this summer

Photo credit: @ObjectifGard


End your journey in the Rhône Valley by visiting us in Saint-Alexandre.

The village of Saint-Alexandre:

This 12th-century village owes its name to a bishop of the same name who came to evangelize the city. Visitors will be charmed by its Romanesque church, chapel, old buildings, and manor house. Saint-Alexandre is also rich in history, having welcomed figures such as Rear Admiral Jean-Baptiste François Bompard and the humanist benefactor Richard Urbain.

History and heritage of Saint Alexandre (Gard) - History of France - Press releases

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Domaine Les Esprits Sains:

Located on Chemin du Romanet, in the heart of nature, you will discover an authentic place. Visit the estate, its cellar with a beautiful tasting of our Côtes-du-Rhône natural cuvées, in organic conversion, and experience a unique wine tourism experience. Between tradition and innovation, in a preserved natural setting that invites relaxation and discovery.


If you are planning to visit Gard and its authentic territory, we hope you will enjoy our recommendations and that you will make a stop in Saint-Alexandre to meet us!

In the meantime, we invite you to read our dedicated page on the estate visit and tasting of our cuvées.

See you soon in our beautiful Rhône Valley.