Where to stay in Vaucluse Provence

The province of Vaucluse is located in the heart of the Provence. It has a rich heritage of cultural treasures. But it is the many beautiful landscapes and the countryside with its radiant lavender fields and ochre cliffs that stand out. To best experience the authenticity of the region, we have put together a curated selection of bed and breakfasts and charming country hotels in the Vaucluse for you.

The most famous cities in the province is Avignon with the Palais de Papes as its most important sight. The Collection Lambert, an art museum that exhibits contemporary art, photography and videos from the 1980s to today, is also worth a visit. For families with small children or older people, a city tour with the street train is particularly suitable as it gives a good overview of the city on a 40-minute tour.

The tranquil town of Fontaines-de-Vaucluse should not be underestimated either. The town was built around the Fontaine de Vaucluse, a valley of natural spring water at the foot of Mount Vaucluse. Therefore, a beautiful scenery can be admired in and around the city. We have discovered an authentic and inexpensive little stylish hotel in Fontaines-de-Vaucluse here - perfect for relaxing.

The town of Gordes enchants with its breathtaking scenery. It is situated above a cliff and impresses with its rich art-historical treasures. In addition, the famous symbols of Provence can be found around the town - lavender fields and olive groves. There is also the opportunity to visit an olive oil mill and see how the olives are processed. Stay in an authentic bed & breakfast or a beautiful country hotel in Gordes and see the wonderful surroundings for yourself.

Activities in Vaucluse in Provence

Picturesquely situated on the Sorgue River, the town of L'Île-sur-la-Sorgue enchants with its small streets and hidden alleys. It is known as the "capital of antiques and art". For art lovers, there are a number of galleries and museums to discover. On Thursdays and Saturdays, you should also visit the market of L'Île-sur-la-Sorgue, where you can discover a wide variety of cultural and culinary treasures.

A bit further north, the town of Orange enchants visitors with its authentic southern French charm. The amphitheatre of Orange or the Arc de Triomphe are particularly worth a visit. In summer, theatre performances take place in the amphitheatre against an impressive backdrop. There is also a weekly market every Thursday, where you can find a wide range of regional products.

Mont Ventoux, which is considered the landmark of Provence, is also very popular. It offers many opportunities for both cyclists and hikers. Its white limestone peak gives the impression that the mountain is covered in snow all year round. Mont Ventoux, with its exceptional richness of flora and fauna, is also a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Very close to Mont Ventoux is the small village of Le Barroux, which is picturesquely situated in the middle of olive and apricot groves in the mountains. The town's imposing castle is enthroned high on the mountain. Let yourself be enchanted our very special Bed & Breakfast in Le Barroux

A little further east is the town of Apt, which is perfect for a day out. Around the town, located in the Luberon nature reserve, there are great opportunities for hiking or cycling. The surrounding landscape of ochre-coloured mountains offers a unique backdrop.

The tranquil village of Lourmarin is also located at the foot of the Luberon, and offers small boutiques with designer clothes, art galleries and a number of charming cafés and restaurants. For culture lovers, Lourmarin offers an imposing Renaissance castle. 

Overall, the Luberon Nature Reserve shows a particularly authentic side of Provence. The rich history and nature to be discovered in the Luberson Reserve is therefore not only for nature lovers.

Gastronomy in Provence

Gourmets get their money's worth here – among other things, the province of Vaucluse is world famous for its truffles. The small town of Carpentras in particular offers an exceptional selection for truffle gourmets. A truffle market is held in the town from November to March. Numerous restaurants specialise in the processing of this fine food. There are also many truffle producers in the region who give introductions to truffle production. You usually not only get exciting knowledge about the black diamonds, but often also delicious taste samples.