Welcome to… Vaison-la-Romaine, a very special town !
Nowadays, only 6 500 inhabitants live in Vaison-la Romaine. However, as this little town is 30 minutes away from the biggest cities such as Orange, Carpentras, and 45 minutes away from Avignon, it is considered an important town for all the villages around. It is indeed surprising to see how lively Vaison-la-Romaine is, even during the winter…
The question could be : is it, then, a large village or a small town? We actually still wonder !
Anyway, very close to the Hotel Burrhus, you will discover one of the largest archeological sites in Europe, the « Antique theater », the Romanesque cathedral, its cloister, and the medieval town. And surroundin it : amazing and quaint landscapes, famous wine cellars, hiking trails and, of course : cycling around the Mont Ventoux !
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Welcome to… Provence
Very varied landscapes take shape all around Vaison-la-Romaine. It is totally stunning to go from one landscape to the other, within such a short distance.
Going North, towards the « Provencal Drôme » and the mildness of its hills, you might think you are driving through Tuscany ! Especially when going through Grignan, Dieulefit, Poët Laval, la Garde Adhémar...
Going South, the landscape opens onto the plain : L’Isle sur Sorgues, with its antique dealers, Pernes les fontaines, Fontaine de Vaucluse, until the Vaucluse’s capital : Avignon.
Going East, the majestic blue Mont Ventoux buttresses a sprinkling of singular villages, still mostly unknown, such as : Brantes, Savoillan, Reillhanette, Montbrun les bains…
Going South-West are the « Dentelles of Montmirail » and their famous wine villages.
And then, the « Gorges of the Nesque », the Baronnies... with cliff-hanging villages, typical markets and pretty little chapels.
Welcome to… The « Mont Ventoux »
There are many possibilities to get to the famous « Mont Ventoux » :
- riding a bike of course
- exploring as an entomologist
- flying in a glider
- skiing or snowshoe hiking
- some people even climb it at night to discover the sunrise from the top !
- You can also follow the footsteps of Pétrarque or Jean Henri Fabre, hiking or riding…
Everybody has his own Ventoux.