Sights & Attractions in Provence

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Things to Do in The Vaucluse

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Abbaye de Sénanque
If you've fantasized about Provence's famed...
Religious Sites Gordes
 
Arc de Triomphe
North of the city center is the Arc de Triomphe,...
Archaeological Sites Orange
 
Belvédère
From this spot you can overlook the miniature...
Viewpoints Gordes
 
Castellet
This 15th-century fortress jets out at the...
Castles / Palaces Menerbes
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth
The sober Romanesque Cathédrale...
Religious Sites Vaison-la-Romaine
 
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-des-Doms
Built in a pure Provençal Romanesque style in...
Religious Sites Avignon
 
Chartreuse du Val-de-Bénédiction
The bounty and extravagant lifestyles of the...
Religious Sites Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
 
Château
If you're disinclined to spend your holiday...
Castles / Palaces Chateauneuf-du-Pape
 
Château
Fontaine has its own ruined château, perched...
Castles / Palaces Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
 
Château
Loumarin's Renaissance-era château, which was...
Castles / Palaces Lourmarin
 
Château de Gordes
The only way you can get into this château is by...
Castles / Palaces Gordes
 
Château de Sade
Little but jagged ruins remain of the once...
Castles / Palaces Lacoste
 
Château du Barroux
With grand vaulted rooms and a chapel dating from...
Castles / Palaces Le Barroux
 
Collection Lambert
Known for the breadth of its collection as...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Collégiale Notre-Dame-des-Anges
L'Isle's 17th-century church, the Collégiale...
Religious Sites L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
 
Distillerie Lavande 1100
As one of the most important distilleries in the...
Wineries / Breweries Apt
 
Domaine des Bernardins
This vineyard has a tasting cave, where you can...
Wineries / Breweries Beaumes-de-Venise
 
Espace Saint Louis
This graceful old 17th-century Jesuit cloister...
Religious Sites Avignon
 
Fête de la Lavande
This day-long festival, usually held around Aug....
Festivals Sault
 
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
There's no exaggerating the magnificence of the...
Bodies of Water Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
 
Fort de Buoux
This site contains the ruins of an ancient...
Military Sites Buoux
 
Fort St-André
At the top of the village is the Fort St-André,...
Military Sites Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
 
Hôtel de Campredon–Maison René Char
One of the finest of L'Isle's mansions, the...
Houses / Mansions L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
 
Le Musée du Petit Palais
This residence of bishops and cardinals before...
Museums / Galleries, Religious Sites, Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Le Musée-bibliothèque F. Pétrarque
The great Renaissance poet Petrarch, driven mad...
Museums / Galleries Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
 
Les Halles
By 6 every morning (except Monday) the merchants...
Markets / Bazaars Avignon
 
Les Luminessences d'Avignon
As if the Palais des Papes weren't spectacular...
Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Les Remparts
More than 4 kilometers (2½ miles) long, these...
Military Sites Avignon
 
Les Routes de la Lavande
For the complete scoop on the hundreds of...
Information Centers The Vaucluse
 
Mont Ventoux
In addition to all the beautiful views of Mont...
Mountains Mont Ventoux
 
Musée Angladon
This superb collection of major 18th to 20th...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée Calvet
Worth a visit for the beauty and balance of its...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée d'Orange
Across the street from the theater, the small...
Museums / Galleries Orange
 
Musée de la Lavande
Owned by one of the original lavender families,...
Museums / Galleries Gordes
 
Musée des Outils de Vignerons Père Anselme
To learn about local wine production, stop in at...
Museums / Galleries Chateauneuf-du-Pape
 
Musée du Tire-Bouchon
Don't miss the quirky Musée du Tire-Bouchon,...
Museums / Galleries Menerbes
 
Musée Lapidaire
Housed in a pretty little Jesuit chapel on the...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Musée Pierre de Luxembourg
Below the abbey, the Musée Pierre de Luxembourg...
Museums / Galleries Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
 
Musée Requien
Don't bother to rush to this eccentric little...
Museums / Galleries Avignon
 
Palais des Papes
This colossal palace creates a disconcertingly...
Castles / Palaces Avignon
 
Patricia Wells's Cooking Classes
While Vaison has centuries-old attractions, the...
Educational Institutions Vaison-la-Romaine
 
Place de l'Horloge
This square is the social nerve center of...
Squares, Archaeological Sites Avignon
 
Place de l'Horloge
A campanile tops the Hôtel de Ville on pretty...
Squares Menerbes
 
Pont Romain
The remarkable single-arch Roman bridge, built in...
Bridges / Tunnels, Archaeological Sites Vaison-la-Romaine
 
Pont St-Bénezet
"Sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse, on y danse...
Bridges / Tunnels Avignon
 
Quartier de Puymin
Like a tiny Roman forum, the Quartier de Puymin...
Archaeological Sites Vaison-la-Romaine
 
Rocher des Doms
Set on bluff above town, this lush hilltop garden...
Gardens / Arboretums Avignon
 
Roman ruins
There are two broad fields of Roman ruins,...
Archaeological Sites Vaison-la-Romaine
 
Sentier des Ocres
The Sentier des Ocres starts out from the town...
Trails Roussillon
 
St-Firmin
The interior of the village's church of...
Religious Sites Gordes
 
Théâtre Antique
Even less touristy than Nîmes and just as...
Archaeological Sites Orange
 
Usine Mathieu de Roussillon
The area's famous vein of natural ocher, which...
Mines Roussillon
 
Vieil Orange
This Old Town neighborhood, which you must...
Neighborhoods / Streets Orange
 
Village des Bories
Just outside Gordes, on a lane heading north from...
Archaeological Sites Gordes

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