In the heart of the Comtat Venaissin, Sarrians is a village of the Vaucluse department situated between Orange and Carpentras, not far from the Dentelles de Montmirail.
During Antiquity, the area around Sarrians was a Roman colony, as attested to by the many coins and medallions, tombs and urns and an inscribed stone block that have been found.
The present-day town was founded in the 11th century with its first church built in 1034. As you stroll the old village you can admire the Saint-Pierre-et-Paul Church with its impressive dome on squinches as well the ruins of the old ramparts and some very old houses.
Don't miss the 18th century Château de Tourreau, one of the most magnificent châteaux in Provence. Very well preserved, it is today a luxury hotel.
Also to see and visit:
- Château Brunelly (15th century)
- Milord (late 17th century),
- the Château de Verclos
- rural chapels outside the town
Wine-making plays an important rôle in the life and economy of Sarrians. The commune counts no less than 14 estates and vineyards that produce reputable wines of the Vacqueyras and Côtes-du-Rhône appellations as well as “vins de pays”.
In the area around Sarrians :
Pernes-les-Fontaines : the Pearl of the Comtat with no less than 40 fountains
Le Barroux : picturesque village with an imposing castle
The Dentelles de Montmirail