Suzette is a lovely small village of 119 inhabitants, at an altitude of 392 metres, a tiny jewel perched in the steep hills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range in the heart of Provence’s wine country. The Dentelles de Montmirail are short, steep mountains with a distinctive rocky ridge. The name Dentelles, the French word for lace, refers to the jagged, rocky tops obtained by erosion, while Montmirail is derived from the Latin ‘mons mirabilis’ meaning “admirable mountain” though the alternative connection with teeth, “dents” in French is equally correct if you ask us 🙂
As you hike up above the village, you find a few houses scattered in the vineyards, each with its own breathtaking views. We wouldn’t mind living in one of them, at least a few months a year. It’s a place so pristine, so quiet, so remote from the world you feel nothing could ever happen to you there.
So peaceful, so ‘Suzette’…♥
We happened to be touring on the last day of October and as you can see, we were surrounded by ‘golden’ terraced vineyards of the Beaumes-de-Venise Appellation. The wine Appellations of Gigondas and Vacqueryas are nearby. Most of the vintages are Grenache Syrah blends, with Grenache being dominant at 60% to 65%.
If you like to go rock climbing or hiking, Suzette is a great starting point for both of these activities.
Enjoy the impressions…
Different angles, different light and time of day.
I end this Amazing Golden Tour with a ‘twelfie’! Our sweetheart Diesel is always around and enjoys our walks so much that he simply deserves a prime spot on this article and blog ♥
Hope you enjoyed the (small) read and lots of pictures. DO save an hour for a walk around Suzette when in the area…so worth it!