Top 5 things to do and see in the Ventoux region. 

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Top 5 things to do and see in the Ventoux region. 

activities to do in Provence

Posted on 17/02/2021

When we talk about Provence it is often the Luberon and French-Riviera that come to mind first. Yet Provence carries other stunning regions such as the Ventoux area, which is dominated by the impressive Mont-Ventoux itself, a well-known giant of the cycling world due to its presence as one of the obstacles of the Tour de France. The region is filled with activities and beautiful things to discover for all types. Here is our selection of the top 5 things to do and see in the area. 
 

  • Climb the Mont-Ventoux. 
Be it by bike or with a car, the Mont-Ventoux is a must do of the area. Towering at 1909 meters high you will get incredible views on all sides of its limestone covered top. Don’t hesitate to stop in one of quaint villages that are on its foot-hill such as Bedoin, Malaucène or Sault. 
 
  • Explore the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse.
This village is like a photography stopped in time. It has managed to retain all of its authentic Provencal charm. Made up of typical Provencal homes, and beautiful mas, the heart of the village finds itself in the heart of a valley at the bottom of which begins the mysterious river Sorgue, source which can be in fact visited. A spectacular sight not to be missed. 
 
  • Go wine tasting in the local wineries
The Ventoux regions is best know for its white and rosés although some pretty impressive reds are to be found with Châteauneuf-du-Pape not far. Let yourself be charmed by the vine covered hillsides, and gorgeous wineries often made up of what we call a Bastide (typical Provencal building.) What is not to love?

 
  • Stay in Provencal Mas.
Whether you decide to stay in high end hotel or a lovely gites, many will be made up of what we call a « mas ». This is the name given to the houses in the area. From there you will get to enjoy the sunshine poolside, to take in charm of the old stone walls and be close to the surrounding nature. It does not get more typical then this!
 
  • Explore the Natural Regional Parc of the Ventoux.
Since July 27th of 2020 the Mont-Ventoux was declared regional natural park. This means there are many gorgeous well-groomed hikes and bike paths, the area is well maintained and protected and that you will find fun regional initiatives year round. 



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