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In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, the Vaucluse department is a territory carved into the mountains. For many, this is where the heart of Provence is built ...
Lavender fields, old stones and craggy landscapes evoke in each of us the holidays in the south. Nestled in the heart of Provence, this magnificent territory is a permanent invitation to rest and discovery. A picture postcard landscape with Provençal scents, rich in possibilities and discoveries.
The essentials of Vaucluse
Between raw nature and preserved heritage, there are many opportunities in the Vaucluse. The hardest part will certainly be making a choice. Because between the Pays d'Avignon and villages classified among the most beautiful in France, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and its vineyards, or mountain walks, impossible to decide. Do not miss Avignon, Gordes or even Venasque. Stop to taste one of the delicious wines from this land. And discover the extraordinary natural treasures shaped by time.
Remarkable natural sites
In the Vaucluse, the mineral imposes itself with force. Mont Ventoux, the lace of Montmirail, but also the ochres of Rustrel wonderfully reveal the beauty and diversity of the rock. The mountains of Vaucluse and the Lubéron mountain, for their part, are suitable for exploration. The Lubéron Regional Nature Park is a protected site, classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It is home to exceptional flora and fauna.
In Antiquity and in the Middle Ages, this land was particularly rich and coveted. The villages, monuments and vestiges of Vaucluse make this department a real open-air museum. Avignon, the papal palaces and its famous bridge… The Notre-Dame-des-Doms cathedral, or the sumptuous ancient remains of Vaison-la-Romaine, are sites of great beauty. To visit with the family, to finally experience the story in three dimensions.
Sports in nature
Si the Vaucluse does not benefit from opening on the sea, it is a sumptuous decoration for the VTT, the excursion or the horsemanship. For cyclists, the ascent of Mont Ventoux is a holy grail, to be accomplished at least once in your life. Many climbing spots also delight athletes, climbers of all levels. Routes classified 8 and 9 are accessible in Saint-Léger du Ventoux, Mollans-sur-Ouvèze or even in the area of Fétide Beach. Many major cliffs await enthusiasts! And to cool off, the lakes and rivers allow hours of canoeing and water skiing fun.