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From its towering height of 1912 meters, Mont Ventoux, affectionately known as the “Giant of Provence,” stands as the highest peak in Vaucluse. Its iconic white crest, often mistaken for snow, is just beautiful. Whether you are cycling up the legendary slopes or hiking its trails, Mont Ventoux promises a real adventure in both summer and winter.

The Majesty of Mont Ventoux 

Mont Ventoux, like a vigilant sentinel, watches over Provence from its lofty height. Famous among cyclists as a key stage in the Tour de France, it also serves as a paradise for nature lovers, being designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. This region is a gastronomic haven, boasting AOC Ventoux wines, Carpentras strawberries, Venasque cherries, olives, truffles, and fields of lavender. The area is renowned for its authenticity and rich heritage, offering a huge number of activities for visitors to experience. Explore the vibrant lavender fields on the Sault plateau, enjoy refreshing water hikes in the Toulourenc valley, or indulge in wine tastings in the picturesque hilltop villages. The Ventoux region encapsulates the very best of Provence.

Why choose to holiday with us?

Opting for Provence Holidays for your Mont Ventoux stay guarantees an unforgettable blend of luxury and adventure. Our handpicked villas offer exceptional comfort, modern amenities, and breathtaking views, providing the perfect base for your exploration. With our local expertise and personalised service, every detail of your stay is tailored to your desires, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and excitement of Mont Ventoux.

Our favourite villages in the Mont Ventoux

Where to stay in Mont Ventoux

Provence Holidays offers exquisite villas in some of the best areas around Mont Ventoux, ensuring a luxurious and comfortable stay. The village of Bedoin is a prime spot, nestled at the base of the mountain, offering easy access to cycling and hiking routes. Another excellent area is Malaucène, a charming village known for its vibrant markets and scenic views. For those seeking tranquility, the quaint village of Crillon-le-Brave provides a peaceful retreat with stunning vistas of Mont Ventoux and the surrounding countryside. Each of these locations offers its own special something and convenient access to the natural beauty and outdoor activities of Mont Ventoux. 

We pair exclusive holiday homes with completely tailored experiences

Our inclusive concierge service breaks the mould when it comes to luxury holidays, and adds the wow-factor to every stay, family holiday and special occasion.

After booking, you will be assigned a dedicated concierge who will help you customise your stay to ensure an unforgettable holiday 

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When to go near the Mont Ventoux

Spring in Provence

Spring in Provence

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are mild and nature is decked out in a thousand colours. It is the ideal time to discover the most emblematic sites, to taste the specialities and to immerse yourself in the Provençal culture thanks to the popular festivals and traditions that are still very much alive. Long live spring in Provence!  

Summer in Provence

Summer in Provence

In the summer, the cicadas have a great time, the swimming pools and other waterways allow us to refreshing on hot summer days. Festivals of theatre, music, village festivals... Provence is in celebration! But here, you can also take the time to relax in the shade of the olive trees, lulled by the soft breeze of the mistral... you hear them cicadas?

Autumn in Provence

Autumn in Provence

Here, autumn looks like spring. After the summer heat, nature is turning green and new colours are coming into the landscape. Walks in the forest call us. The dishes are tinged with warmer flavours. Festivities become more fervent. The freshness is slow to set in, we take advantage of the Indian summer! This is the ideal time to discover a more confidential Provence.

Winter in Provence

Winter in Provence

In winter, Provence always offers beautiful sunny days. But the wind, which swirls around, can be icy. The light is incredibly pure and gives the landscapes a beautiful relief. It is the return of the flowers, the time for walks where you feel alone in the world, and the food that warms the heart. Among the many festivals that punctuate the season, Christmas has a unique flavour!The truffle, the big star of the winter season, blooming along the markets where connoisseurs come negotiate the black diamond. Restaurants make us salivate with dishes based on truffles and wine-growers open their doors to us for incredible tastings. How beautiful Provence is in all seasons!

Getting to the Mont Ventoux

For a leisurely and relaxing journey, consider taking the historic route through the Rhône Valley. This scenic drive will lead you through charming villages and lush vineyards, offering a glimpse into the rich heritage and natural beauty of the region. The route also provides opportunities to stop and explore local attractions, such as the medieval village of Vaison-la-Romaine, renowned for its ancient ruins and vibrant markets.

The closest major airport is Marseille Provence Airport, about a two-hour drive away. For those traveling by train, the Avignon TGV station is the nearest, providing high-speed connections to Paris and other major cities. Once you arrive in Mont Ventoux, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy a range of activities, from cycling the legendary Tour de France route to hiking the various trails that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. 

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Useful information about Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux, located in the Provence region of southeastern France, is a prominent mountain known for its challenging climbs and stunning views. Here is some useful information about the region:

Geographic and climatic features

Location: Mont Ventoux is situated in the Vaucluse department, near the towns of Carpentras and Sault.
Elevation: The mountain stands at 1,912 meters (6,273 feet) above sea level, making it the highest peak in the region.

Climate

The climate varies significantly with altitude. The lower slopes have a Mediterranean climate, while the summit experiences alpine conditions with snow cover in winter and strong winds year-round.

Natural environment

Flora and Fauna: Mont Ventoux is home to diverse plant and animal species. The lower slopes are covered with vineyards, orchards, and lavender fields, while the higher elevations have oak, beech, and pine forests. The summit is barren and rocky, resembling a lunar landscape.
Protected Area: The mountain and its surroundings are part of the Mont Ventoux Biosphere Reserve, recognized by UNESCO for its unique ecological value.

Activities and attractions

Cycling: Mont Ventoux is famous among cyclists, especially for its inclusion in the Tour de France. The climb from Bédoin, Malaucène, or Sault is considered one of the most challenging in the sport.
Hiking: Numerous trails cater to hikers of all levels. The GR4 long-distance footpath crosses the mountain, offering spectacular views.
Winter Sports: In winter, the northern slopes of Mont Ventoux are suitable for skiing and snowboarding, with small ski resorts like Mont Serein.

Cultural and historical points

Historical Sites: The region around Mont Ventoux has rich historical heritage, including Roman ruins, medieval castles, and ancient churches.
Provençal Culture: The nearby villages and towns, such as Vaison-la-Romaine, are known for their Provençal charm, local markets, and traditional festivals.

Wine and gastronomy

Wine Production: The lower slopes of Mont Ventoux are part of the Côtes du Ventoux AOC, producing a variety of wines, especially reds and rosés.
Local Cuisine: The region offers excellent Provençal cuisine, with specialties like truffles, honey, goat cheese, and olive oil.

Practical information

Accessibility: The region is accessible by car from major cities like Avignon and Marseille. The nearest train station is in Carpentras, and the closest airports are in Avignon and Marseille.

Mont Ventoux is a region of natural beauty and cultural richness, appealing to outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, and gourmets alike.