Activities in the area of Provence - Ventoux

Crestet Provence Ventoux offers endless possibilities of all kinds, you will find an overview below. During your stay, in addition to a complete file made available to you, Eric & Ildiko will be happy to advise you according to your desires of the day

Villages in Provence

Crestet

Crestet

Ermitage Crestet is just next to this wonderful little historic village at the foot of the Dentelles and boasts one of the oldest castles in Comtat Venaissin, built in 860. Its beautiful cobbled streets are a treat to explore and the highlights include the fountain from 1843, the wash house and the old well.

Art lovers will be able to discover the Contemporary Art Center. From there, you can join multiple hiking trails that join the villages of Suzette, Vaison, or SĂ©guret.

Vaison-La-Romaine

Vaison-La-Romaine

Vaison-La-Romaine is famous for its rich Roman ruins, medieval town and cathedral. What makes it unique is the possibility of seeing ancient, medieval and modern cities in the same environment. With four theaters, numerous exhibitions and galleries, Vaison is also renowned for its art scene.

The Roman ruins and the modern city are in the valley on the edge of the Ouvèze which is crossed by a Roman bridge dating from the 1st century AD, the only one that withstood the terrible flood of 1992. Watch the incredible video HERE .

Cité des Papes of Avignon

Avignon

40 min from Crestet, the “Cité des Papes” (7 popes resided there between 1309 and 1377) is today the capital of the Vaucluse department.

The historic center, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral and the Pont d’Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Medieval monuments and the Avignon Festival (3 weeks in July) have contributed to making the city a major centre of tourism in Provence.

Roussillon

Destination Lubéron

From the Ermitage, a magnificent excursion of a few dozen km via the Col de Murs, will allow you to visit the Cistercian Abbey of SĂ©nanques before going to Gordes – Roussillon (ocher quarry) – Fontaine de Vaucluse or even Venasque , Joucas, Goult and Oppède, all the charm of LubĂ©ron.

Crestet

Crestet

Ermitage Crestet is just next to this wonderful little historic village at the foot of the Dentelles and boasts one of the oldest castles in Comtat Venaissin, built in 860. Its beautiful cobbled streets are a treat to explore and the highlights include the fountain from 1843, the wash house and the old well.

Art lovers will be able to discover the Contemporary Art Center. From there, you can join multiple hiking trails that join the villages of Suzette, Vaison, or SĂ©guret.

Vaison-La-Romaine

Vaison-La-Romaine

Vaison-La-Romaine is famous for its rich Roman ruins, medieval town and cathedral. What makes it unique is the possibility of seeing ancient, medieval and modern cities in the same environment. With four theaters, numerous exhibitions and galleries, Vaison is also renowned for its art scene.

The Roman ruins and the modern city are in the valley on the edge of the Ouvèze which is crossed by a Roman bridge dating from the 1st century AD, the only one that withstood the terrible flood of 1992. Watch the incredible video HERE .

Cité des Papes of Avignon

Avignon

40 min from Crestet, the “Cité des Papes” (7 popes resided there between 1309 and 1377) is today the capital of the Vaucluse department.

The historic center, which includes the Palais des Papes, the cathedral and the Pont d’Avignon, became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Medieval monuments and the Avignon Festival (3 weeks in July) have contributed to making the city a major centre of tourism in Provence.

Roussillon

Destination Lubéron

From the Ermitage, a magnificent excursion of a few dozen km via the Col de Murs, will allow you to visit the Cistercian Abbey of SĂ©nanques before going to Gordes – Roussillon (ocher quarry) – Fontaine de Vaucluse or even Venasque , Joucas, Goult and Oppède, all the charm of LubĂ©ron.

Landscapes of Provence

Mount-Ventoux

Mont Ventoux

At 1909 m, Mount Ventoux is the highest mountain in Provence. Its most famous nicknames are “the Giant of Provence or Mont Chauve”. It went into legend thanks to its inclusion in the Tour de France and was the scene of major successes and dramas.

As the name suggests (Ventoux = windy), there can be a lot of wind at the top!

Although geologically part of the Alps, it is often considered separate from them, due to the lack of mountains of similar height nearby. The top of the mountain is bare limestone with no vegetation or trees, making the barren top of the mountain appear from afar as snow-capped all year round.

It is the scene of multiple activities, a myth for any cyclist… You, for sure, will have good fun there !

Dentelles

Dentelles-de-Montmirail

The rocky edges of the Dentelles tear the horizon like teeth. A popular climbing destination, its highest point is the Saint-Amand ridge at 734 meters.

Hikers can enjoy a range of 630 hiking routes, including a trail that runs the full length of the ridge to the summit.

Do not miss exploring the surrounding villages: SĂ©guret, Beaumes de Venise, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and the unmissable Roque Alric.

Enjoy the region on foot or from the seat of your bike.

Gorges de la Nesque

Gorges de la Nesque

The “Gorges de la Nesque” south of Ventoux is a canyon carved out by the Nesque in the Vaucluse mountains.

The departmental 942 allows you to cross them from the heights with several point of view stops including a “belvedere” (734 m). These impressive gorges are a very well-known passage for cyclists between Sault and BĂ©doin.

The Gorges du Toulourenc which is a torrential river on the northern flank of Mont Ventoux rises at the foot of the Château d’Aulan and heads south, passing near Montbrun-les-Bains and along the Ventoux via Savoillans then Brantes to jump into the Ouvèze.

The gorges are a superb natural site where you can take a very refreshing river ride! Why not after your ropes course at ACCOROC – Parc Aventure of Reilhanette.

Lavender fields of Vaucluse and DrĂ´me

Sault is the undeniable capital of lavender (and nougat). You can consult the Baronnies Tourism web page below to find out about the many possibilities offered around lavender: themed walks, visits to distilleries or estates, soap, perfume or massage oil-making workshops, etc. Read more about it HERE.

Mount-Ventoux

Mont Ventoux

At 1909 m, Mount Ventoux is the highest mountain in Provence. Its most famous nicknames are “the Giant of Provence or Mont Chauve”. It went into legend thanks to its inclusion in the Tour de France and was the scene of major successes and dramas.

As the name suggests (Ventoux = windy), there can be a lot of wind at the top!

Although geologically part of the Alps, it is often considered separate from them, due to the lack of mountains of similar height nearby. The top of the mountain is bare limestone with no vegetation or trees, making the barren top of the mountain appear from afar as snow-capped all year round.

It is the scene of multiple activities, a myth for any cyclist… You, for sure, will have good fun there !

Dentelles

Dentelles-de-Montmirail

The rocky edges of the Dentelles tear the horizon like teeth. A popular climbing destination, its highest point is the Saint-Amand ridge at 734 meters.

Hikers can enjoy a range of 630 hiking routes, including a trail that runs the full length of the ridge to the summit.

Do not miss exploring the surrounding villages: SĂ©guret, Beaumes de Venise, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and the unmissable Roque Alric.

Enjoy the region on foot or from the seat of your bike.

Gorges de la Nesque

Gorges de la Nesque

The “Gorges de la Nesque” south of Ventoux is a canyon carved out by the Nesque in the Vaucluse mountains.

The departmental 942 allows you to cross them from the heights with several point of view stops including a “belvedere” (734 m). These impressive gorges are a very well-known passage for cyclists between Sault and BĂ©doin.

The Gorges du Toulourenc which is a torrential river on the northern flank of Mont Ventoux rises at the foot of the Château d’Aulan and heads south, passing near Montbrun-les-Bains and along the Ventoux via Savoillans then Brantes to jump into the Ouvèze.

The gorges are a superb natural site where you can take a very refreshing river ride! Why not after your ropes course at ACCOROC – Parc Aventure of Reilhanette.

Lavender fields of Vaucluse and DrĂ´me

Sault is the undeniable capital of lavender (and nougat). You can consult the Baronnies Tourism web page below to find out about the many possibilities offered around lavender: themed walks, visits to distilleries or estates, soap, perfume or massage oil-making workshops, etc. Read more about it HERE.

Activities in Provence | Ventoux region

Provencal Markets

The Provencal Markets have become one of the regional emblems of Provence-Alpes-CĂ´te d’Azur. Traditional markets organized in a town or village are events that are both a celebration of local identity and a collective event in which everyone is both a participant and a spectator.

Provence, with its typical markets, will unveil its products with the scent of thyme and lavender in the air.

A list of markets is available HERE .

Wines and vineyards of Vaucluse

Whether red, rosé or white, there are many wines in Provence and at the foot of Ventoux. Nearby, you can discover the Côtes du Ventoux but also the most prestigious wines of the Côtes du Rhône: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Sablet, Rasteau, Cairanne,  Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and others

The appellation “CĂ´tes du RhĂ´neis an appellation known to amateurs the world over. The heart of this land which stretches from Lyon to the Mediterranean see is very close to Crestet. You can visit the largest estates and taste the best wines.

Terroir & Gastronomy

Terroir & Gastronomy

With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, the lands of Vaucluse benefit from long hours of sunshine, ideal for agriculture and its numerous exceptional products.

Lavender fields, olives and their oil, black truffle, countless fruits (Crestet and Carpentras strawberries, Cavaillon melon, muscat grapes, figs, etc.) and sweets (calissons, nougat, honey, etc.) constitute an exceptional terroir so well highlighted by many local restaurants that we will not fail to advise you.

Sports

Sports, Nature & Relaxation

No need to present the Ventoux to cycling enthusiasts. Whether on a road bike or mountain bike, electric or not, the region is a true paradise.

But Ventoux is not just cycling, it is first and foremost to admire the sunrise, crisscross the many hiking trails or simply have a picnic in the forest or with your feet in the water … whatever your effort, you can relax in the nearby spa’s and thermal baths or simply by our swimming pool.

Provencal Markets

The Provencal Markets have become one of the regional emblems of Provence-Alpes-CĂ´te d’Azur. Traditional markets organized in a town or village are events that are both a celebration of local identity and a collective event in which everyone is both a participant and a spectator.

Provence, with its typical markets, will unveil its products with the scent of thyme and lavender in the air.

A list of markets is available HERE .

Wines and vineyards of Vaucluse

Whether red, rosé or white, there are many wines in Provence and at the foot of Ventoux. Nearby, you can discover the Côtes du Ventoux but also the most prestigious wines of the Côtes du Rhône: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Sablet, Rasteau, Cairanne,  Muscat de Beaumes de Venise and others

The appellation “CĂ´tes du RhĂ´neis an appellation known to amateurs the world over. The heart of this land which stretches from Lyon to the Mediterranean see is very close to Crestet. You can visit the largest estates and taste the best wines.

Terroir & Gastronomy

Terroir & Gastronomy

With an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, the lands of Vaucluse benefit from long hours of sunshine, ideal for agriculture and its numerous exceptional products.

Lavender fields, olives and their oil, black truffle, countless fruits (Crestet and Carpentras strawberries, Cavaillon melon, muscat grapes, figs, etc.) and sweets (calissons, nougat, honey, etc.) constitute an exceptional terroir so well highlighted by many local restaurants that we will not fail to advise you.

Sports

Sports, Nature & Relaxation

No need to present the Ventoux to cycling enthusiasts. Whether on a road bike or mountain bike, electric or not, the region is a true paradise.

But Ventoux is not just cycling, it is first and foremost to admire the sunrise, crisscross the many hiking trails or simply have a picnic in the forest or with your feet in the water … whatever your effort, you can relax in the nearby spa’s and thermal baths or simply by our swimming pool.