Heritage & culture

Unique historical sites in the middle of an extraordinary nature, superb perched vilages, a rich history, colors, scents… Discover the multiple facets of Provence.

 
  • Saint-Didier

    Saint-Didier

    800 meters

    Saint-Didier, see its superb main street shadded by hundreds of plane trees, its restaurants and cafes… The main street leads to the castle (Chateau de Thézan, which became a thermal establishment; […]

  • Vénasque

    Vénasque

    5km

    Vénasque, clinging to a rocky peak overlooking vineyards, garrigue and cherry trees, Venasque is an old medieval settlement which only has the remains of the ramparts and three Saracen towers to […]

  • Méthamis

    Méthamis

    13km

    Methamis, on a roc, the village dominates the superb Gorges de la Nesque. It is a typical Provencal charming hilltop village with two churchs at its top (Saint-Paul and Saint-Pierre), and […]

  • L’Isle sur la Sorgue

    L’Isle sur la Sorgue

    15km

    L’Isle sur la Sorgue, nickenamed the ‘Venice of Provence’ is split by small canals (some still well preserved water mills evoke the past of textile and paper industries), is renowned […]

  • Abbey Notre-Dame of Senanque

    Abbey Notre-Dame of Senanque

    15km

    The superb Cistercian Abbey of Senanque is a must see. Nearby, the ‘Borie village’ is also a very interesting discovery of the stone huts built by the farmers in the 18th century.

  • Ventoux mount

    Ventoux mount

    17km

    Ventoux mount, nicknamed the Giant of Provence, essentialy calcareous, keeps  diverse micro-climates and therefore a rich environmental biodiversity and wildlife. Famous as being one of the highlights of the Tour […]

  • Gordes

    Gordes

    19km

    Gordes, on a hilltop, with wonderful views of Luberon valley, the castle (with an architecture from the troubled Middles Ages to the Renaissance era), the arcades and alleyways…

  • Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Beaume de Venise

    Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Beaume de Venise

    20km

    Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Beaume de Venise, four icons of Rhone valley’s highly praised wine area; superb historic villages with excellent wineries to discover and that we will recommend you to visit.

  • Avignon

    Avignon

    30km

    Avignon city for its famous Pope Palace, pedetrian streets, shopping but also Calvet museum (to admire Antiquity and archeology pieces, Dutch masters paintings but also paintings or drawing of Manet, […]

  • Oppède le Vieux

    Oppède le Vieux

    30km

    Oppède le Vieux, with its artisans and artists, the beautiful 12th century church (Notre-Dame d’Alidon) which is partly Roman but also Gothic as it was renovated on the 16thy century. […]

  • Ménerbes

    Ménerbes

    31km

    Ménerbes, superb perched medieval village where Picasso and Nicolas de Stael stayed, its abbey of Saint-Hilaire, its fortress, Jane Eakin house, as well as the black truffle museum and wine […]

  • Roussillon

    Roussillon

    34km

    Roussillon for the ochres cliffs (Rustrel village, further east, has also some impressive ochres quarry, both are actually linked by a path), its church and the charm of the village center

  • Orange

    Orange

    35km

    Orange city, for its magnificient Roman Antic Theatre, Arc de Triomphe, the pedestrian streets, the Hospice…

  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

    37km

    Saint-Rémy de Provence, with its elegant architecture, doors, old noble houses, the painter Jouenne Museum, Van Gogh cultural center, the Cristallerie d’Art (where you can see the hand-blown cristal – call to […]

  • Bonnieux

    Bonnieux

    40km

    Bonnieux and its 12th century Roman and Gothic style church (Vieille Eglise), a bakery museum, superb views of Lacoste and the valley.

  • Sault

    Sault

    40km

    Sault, perched on its roc, dominates the Val de Sault composed of lavender fields and spelt fields. Visit teh medievial castle, Notre-Dame de La Tour church, the natural essences distilleries and […]

  • Baux-de-Provence

    Baux-de-Provence

    47km

    Baux-de-Provence village and its ruined castle, old streets and astonishing views.

  • Lourmarin

    Lourmarin

    52km

    Lourmarin, Albert Camus’ home, has a majestic castle (Villa Medicis de Provence), a very charming center with cobble streets, Mediterranean architecture, shadded public squares, cafes and restaurants, a belfry, a […]

  • Pont du Gard

    Pont du Gard

    55km

    Pont du Gard, a gigantic aqueduct built 2000 years ago by the Romans, still stands proudly and is perfectly kept.

  • Arles

    Arles

    66km

    Arles city: the arena and the antic theatre, as well as the museum ‘Arles-Antique’ showcasing numerous Roman objects found in Rhône river, as well as explanations of the life under […]

  • Aix-en-Provence

    Aix-en-Provence

    85km

    Aix-En-Provence is only at 1h15 drive, passing by the magnificient countryside road of Lacoste, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Cadenet, Pertuis and Aix-En-Provence. Aix-En-Provence has a noble heritage which you will remark through […]