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.