Venasque, Mont Ventoux
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.
What makes this Village specialThe countryside around is stunning and there are many walking trails, amazing views from the village Esplanade of the Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Mont de Venasque is also the first registered trademark for cherries and they harvest close to 20 000 tons of cherries every year. There is even a cherry festival in June. They also farm strawberries, truffles and Muscat grape for the AOC Ventoux. You will find many artist studios in Venasque (potters, painters, ceramists, jewellers…
Things to see: the views, the 9th century baptistery, Notre Dame roman church, Saracen towers, St Siffrein chapel, St Pierre les Thermes Priory, La forêt enchantée which is a nice place to take children with a giant maze, treetop adventure, you can find many bories (ancient traditional huts built from dry stone used by farmers to keep animals or tools).
The market of Venasque
- Marché d'été de Venasque : Friday 17:00 › 20:00