Sainte Cécile les Vignes

Sainte Cécile les Vignes is a pretty little village, which  as its name suggests, is one of the most important Côtes du Rhône wine-making areas.

Acres and acres of vineyards surround Sainte Cécile right up to the center of the village, where the large Saint Cécilia co-operative  marks the entrance to the village and produces the Chantecôte AOC.

There are many ancient private mansions and some very interesting ruins. From the early 14th century onwards,  the village was protected by ramparts, some of which can be still seen.

The oldest part of the village comprises ancient houses huddled together.  The Clock Tower, crowned by its wrought iron campanile with a small bell,  is a feature of the village that cannot be missed.  The 14th century Tour de Défense  houses the Tourist Office and the wine tasting cellar run by the Wine-growers of Sainte Cécile.