In the heart of Provence, the Vaucluse is an area brimming with treasures of the land and of man. Visit the celebrated lavender fields and colourful markets where wow factor stalls are filled with mouth-watering local produce. Discover historic cities and cultural icons such as the monumental Palais des Papes in Avignon, the region’s capital. Charming, picturesque and unforgettable…
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Set on the edge of the beautiful Vaucluse plateau and close to the prestigious Côte du Rhône wine villages, this lively Provençal village between the Mont Ventoux and the Luberon Valley is a paradise for cyclists and wine-lovers.
Little town at the foot of the Mont Ventoux in the Vaucluse, 5km from Carpentras. Devoted mainly to agriculture with many vineyards (AOC Ventoux), fruit orchards and truffles. The Marquis de Sade had a residence here, today it houses a great restaurant and hotel, nice for lunch. This is also the village where Keira Knightly got married a few years ago and has a property.
The village of Gordes is a beautiful stone village perched high on the southern end of the Plateau of the Vaucluse. The whole village, built from local stone, glows golden in the morning sun, which is a view only matched by the views over the forests of the Luberon.
Barely 20 km from Avignon in beautiful southeastern France, the effervescent town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue is famed for its lively antiques scene. Close to the scenic perched villages of the Luberon Valley and within striking distance of Châteauneuf du Pape’s prestigious vineyards, L'Isle sur la Sorgue is known as “the Venice of the Comtat” for its waterways that bring a welcome freshness to the town’s streets and terraces.
At the foot of the Mount Ventoux Caromb is a quiet and charming village. Steeped in tradition and is the ideal place for those who would like a holiday away from the masses. A Caromb holiday offers visitors the chance to relax in stunning surroundings with a several activities available for the more energetic in the group. A Caromb holiday rental provides all of the comforts that you would expect of a hotel with the added bonus of some 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.
Venasque is a medieval village perched on the hilltop 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 classified historical monuments and is believed 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 perched town of Bédoin overlooks majestically the surroundings. The church of Saint Pierre, which dominates its town center, is visible for miles. Bedoin is also considered the mecca for cyclists in Provence.
Dating back to the 10th Century. The picturesque village of Malaucene and the beautiful surrounding countryside are the main draw for visitors. The traditional weekly food market, and the excellent wineries on the outskirts of the village are not to be missed.
Located in the heart of the sublime National Natural park of the Luberon in the Vaucluse, Gargas is known for the Ochres as it is set on the ochre range. Gargas is actually made up of around thirty small hamlets.
La Roque sur Pernes is one of the hilltop villages of Comtat Venaissin. It owes its name to its crown of Limestone rocks against which it is built.
Beaumes de Venise is a small, picturesque French village named after the old Provencal name for caves – ‘beaumes’, which are to be found in the surrounding hills.
The magnificent, ancient town of Avignon, France, is simply beautiful. There are fantastic attractions everywhere in Avignon. Avignon heart of Provence, the wonderful papal city, the historical city center and the breath-taking papal palace. You shouldn't visit the Vaucluse without a visit to Avignon ...
The idyllic village of Velleron is located in the Vaucluse department of Provence. If you are keen to visit plenty of historic and cultural destinations in Provence, but still be able to chill out and unwind in a particularly quiet part of the world, holidays in Velleron will definitely not disappoint.
The ancient fortified village of Bonnieux is perched high above the Combe de Lourmarin, dominated by the ancient church which marks the skyline. The village has a wonderfully Provençal appearance, and is a great base for walking and cycling holidays as well as the wider exploration of the Luberon area.
Vaison-la-Romaine is a beautiful old town in Provence, with so much to see and do. The historic section is in two parts, the Colline du Château on a height on one side of the Ouvèze, the "upper city" and on the opposite bank, the "lower city" centered on the Colline de la Villasse.
Cucuron is a hidden gem found in the Luberon National Park in Provence. Cucuron is listed as one of the Most Beautiful Villages in France.
Located in the National Natural Parc of the Luberon at the foot of the Mont de Vaucluse the village of Roussillon is one of the most impressive villages in France. It is set in one of the largest ochre deposits in the world and famous for the quarries, it is named the “little Colarado”.
A former Roman military camp, Apt is today a small Provençal town where you will find charming holiday rentals. Apt is a retreat in the Calavon valley, between the Monts de Vaucluse and the Massif du Lubéron. The old part of the town, Vieille Ville, is a magnificent tourist attraction, which hides behind the old town walls, hidden from the road by the newer residential area which now surrounds the historic centre.
Located in the National Natural park of the Luberon, Robion is a small quiet Provençal village built against the mountain. It is the starting point for many hiking trails in the Luberon. Narrow pebbled streets, Roman Church, old houses and ramparts with centenary plane trees… One of the less touristy villages in the Luberon ideal for those who wish to avoid the crowds, 6km from Cavaillon.
Lourmarin is a typical Provençal village often regarded as one of the countries most beautiful villages. Nestled among lush vineyards, blossoming almond trees and fragrant olive groves, Lourmarin is filled with a great range of pavement cafes, lively restaurants and fashionable boutiques which combine to create a wonderfully friendly, animated atmosphere.
One of the most beautiful villages in the National Natural park of the Luberon. Built on a hilltop it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has amazing views. This village has a rich historic past and has been very well preserved from any contemporary constructions. Ménerbes has been inhabited since prehistoric ages and archaeological excavations uncovered ancient buildings dating back to Roman times.
The ancient village of Oppede is located in the southeast of France on the northern flank of the Luberon Mountains in Provence.
Goult enjoys an almost perfect location perched on a hill within the Luberon region, close enough to neighboring villages and towns for variety, but far away enough to fully enjoy its peacefulness
Lacoste is located in the Vaucluse department of Provence. Stroll through the narrow streets full of history and admire the vestiges of the Castle of the Marquis de Sade
The village of Cabrières-d'Avignon is a charming village surrounded by cedar forests. The area is typically Provençal with its stone built cottages and walls which line the narrow roads. The village is very picturesque and unspoilt, retaining its historic character with many old peasant houses now renovated and used as luxury holiday rental homes.
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