village de roaix

4 km from Buisson, Séguret, 6 km from Vaison la Romaine, 9 km from Cairanne, 10 km from Visan, 16 km from Valréas

GPS: 44° 14′ 43″ N 5° 00′ 52″ E
Altitude: 267 m
Population: 646

A delightful terraced village, clinging to the side of a hill, Roaix is dominated by its castle and church. It owes its existence to a Templars' Commandery, the chapel of which still stands today. A small river, the Ouvèze, runs through it and it is famed for the quality of its wines, with vines occupying over 85% of the village's crops.

lavoir de roaix

To see, to visit: the ancient commandery (remanipulated until the seventeenth century), the parish church of l'Assomption (rebuilt in 1736), the chapel of the Templars (former parish church).
Recommended activities: walking circuits, river swimming.

Festivities: The festival of Saint-Roch : first week-end in August; Foire aux Picodons every Sunday.