Château Sainte Roseline 
Les Arcs sur Argens

AOP Côtes de Provence | Cru Classé

Enotourism

Type(s) of agriculture Responsible farming
Activities Outdoor activities / Educational activities/discovery / Tasting / Charged tasting / Sale of local products / Visit the field/the cellar
Services Area child / Heliport / Vignobles & Découvertes label / Qualité Tourisme certified

Presentation

Classified Growth, classified site, Sainte-Roseline has it all! In less than fifteen years, Bernard Teillaud have turned this former abbey, where the bishops of Fréjus used to stay, into one of the jewels of the Côtes de Provence with the unmistakable packaging of its gastronomic vintages. Book your visit online

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Sainte-Roseline has become more than ever one of the high places of Provence wine tourism, by organizing exhibitions, events, and tasting workshops held in the restored abbey with a deep concern for authenticity. Each year the domain led by Aurélie Bertin hosts an exhibition of roses and gardening. Also, there is a music festival, a Christmas market and numerous theme days (truffle, spring harvest). During summer, an exhibition of monumental sculptures held in the 12th-century cloister and on the bicentennial plane tree avenue.

Original and unusual

The story of Roseline has deeply impressed people around Les Arcs. In the 13th century, while famine was striking the country, Roseline, daughter of the Marquis de Villeneuve, Lord of Arcs, got used to secretly emptying the family reserves to help the starving peasants. One day, her suspicious father asked her to show what she was hiding under her apron; miraculously, an armful of roses escaped from it. Her religious vocation may have dated from this event. Top prioress of the Abbey of La Celle-Roubaud, she died in 1329. Roseline's body was exhumed five years after her death and  found intact. It was then embalmed in 1894 and  placed in a shrine in the communal crystal chapel decorated by Chagall and Giacometti, now a renowned place of worship.

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