From the top of its 1912 meters, Mont Ventoux nicknamed the “Giant of Provence” is the highest peak in Vaucluse. Capped with a white crest giving the illusion of eternal snow, the views from its summit are breathtaking. Whether by bike or on foot, in summer or in winter, this region will not stop surprising you!
What makes this Region special
Like a sentinel, Mont Ventoux overlooks Provence from the top of its 1912 meters. Known to all cyclists as a legendary stage of the Tour de France, it is also a privileged place for strolls in the heart of nature, classified as a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco. Land of gastronomy, the “Giant of Provence” watches over a rich terroir worked with respect for nature. At its feet, AOC Ventoux, strawberries from Carpentras, cherries from the Monts de Venasque, olives, truffles and lavender fields. Region appreciated for its authenticity and its heritage, there is no shortage of activities here! Discover the lavender fields on the Sault plateau, water hikes in the Toulourenc valley or even wine tastings in one of the many hilltop villages, the Ventoux region offers you the best of Provence!
Well Known Villages near the Mont Ventoux Display all (14)
On the edge of the magnificent Vaucluse plateau and close to the prestigious wine-growing villages, Pernes-les-Fontaines is a city of water and history which has managed to retain all the character of a Provençal village where life is good. A city that leaves no one indifferent!
At the foot of Mont Ventoux, 5 kilometers from Carpentras, this small town has many vineyards and orchards. It is also the land of truffles. It benefits from an interesting historical heritage and its surroundings are full of paths that invite you to discover this countryside so typical of Provence.
Between Carpentras and Malaucène, surrounded by wooded hills and hectares of vineyards, Le Barroux is a perched village and a true haven of peace. A picturesque place that deserves a visit for its panoramas, its historical and cultural heritage, its abbey and its lake.
At the foot of Mont Ventoux, Caromb is a quiet and charming village. Steeped in tradition, this is the perfect place for those who want a vacation away from the crowds. Caromb offer vacationers the opportunity to relax in beautiful surroundings with several activities available. A vacation home in Caromb offers all the comforts you would expect from a hotel with an added bonus: stunning scenery.
Set on the edge of the beautiful Vaucluse plateau and close to the prestigious Côte du Rhône wine villages, Carpentras is a lively Provençal town between the Mont Ventoux and the Luberon Valley is a paradise for cyclists and wine-lovers.
Crillon-le-Brave is one of the 11 hilltop villages in the region. To visit it is to gain height, enjoy breathtaking views of Mont Ventoux and fall under the spell of an authentic village. History buffs, wine lovers and sports enthusiasts will find something to satisfy their passion.
Venasque is a medieval village perched on top of a rocky outcrop. This village is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It dominates the valley of La Nesque. Venasque also has listed historical monuments and is said to have the oldest baptistery in the region. There is a 12th century church, ramparts, several chapels.
At the foot of the famous Mont Ventoux, in the Vaucluse, the small town of Bédoin majestically dominates the surroundings. St. Peter's Church, which overlooks its town center, is visible for miles around. Bédoin is also considered an important meeting point for cyclists in Provence.
Malaucène, capital of Ventoux, is a pretty 10th century village. It revolves around its old fort which dominates the town. Its historical heritage is worthy of interest and the surrounding countryside, superb, allows many outdoor activities.
A few kilometers from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, perched on its rocky ridge, La Roque-sur-Pernes is an adorable village in the Comtat Venaissin that looks like a Provençal nativity scene. It has managed to preserve its historical heritage and is the ideal place for those looking for calm and serenity.
Beaumes-de-Venise is a small picturesque French village located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail. It is ideally located for people wishing to spend an excellent holiday with family or friends, thanks to the many activities on offer. It is also renowned for its wines.