History buffs will appreciate Châteauneuf-du-Pape as the summer residence of the Avignon popes during the Babylonian Captivity of the 14th century and as a fully formed medieval town. Romantics will delight in the area's soft Provençal landscape, dotted with castles on hillsides and fairy-tale cottages.
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