Sainte Cécile-les-Vignes is a small, picturesque, working wine village in Provence, in the South of France. It has two banks with cashpoints, three cafés, a mini convenience shop in the centre of the village with a small supermarket at its outskirts, three good bakeries and one excellent butcher.
There is a fresh produce and artisanal products market every Saturday which is the social focus of the week.
The village is run by a directly-elected Mayor and council of 19 members and is currently controlled by the PS (Parti Socialiste, UK Labour’s sister party).
The village contains the police station and fire station for the smaller surrounding villages. It is a friendly place which I have always found welcoming since my first visit in 1996.
There is one hotel, La Farigoule, and several restaurants of which l’Angelus is easily my favourite. It’s truly great pizza. Eric makes all the dough the night before and rolls out the bases every morning. The restaurant offers much more than just pizza though. The rest of the menu is well worth it and the man cooks the best fillet steak I have ever eaten.