Bordered by the rushing Rhône and the towering Alps, the Vaucluse area is a beautiful, picturesque part of Provence. These days, tourists flock to see the quaint hillside villages, to climb the impressive Mont Ventoux and to sample the produce of the many vineyards. However, they also come for the interesting history of the area.
The wines produced in the Vaucluse are some of the best-known wines around the world, wines such as Gigondas, Châteauneuf du Pape, Beaumes de Venise, and Vacqueyras are just some of the most famous names from this region that are enjoyed the world over. Vaucluse lies in the heart of the Rhone Valley and produces the great wines mentioned above and the areas of Cotes du Rhone Villages and Ventoux. The climate of the Vaucluse is Mediterranean but because of the diversity of the landscape, there are variations of cooler parts near the mountains such as Mont Ventoux.
The second part of our blog to explore things to do and see in the Vaucluse will take us shopping and to try out the wonderful food to be found in the region. The Vaucluse is full of great market towns and villages with outstanding food markets selling the very best of the local produce. By the same token, if you want to sample this cuisine prepared in typical local ways, then why not indulge in a gastronomic journey of your own. We start our journey in Avignon and wander around one of its most famous markets, Les Halles.
Situated in southeast France, the Vaucluse is a region or department bordered by the River Durance in the south and the mighty Rhone to the west. The east of the Vaucluse is mountainous with the Giant of Provence, Mont Ventoux being the most dominant peak. The other mountainous regions of the Vaucluse are Luberon, Dentelles de Montmirail and Monts de Vaucluse. This part of the Provence is made up of stunning countryside, vineyards abound, and lavender fields add color and scent the air.
The second part of our blog to see the wide choice of exciting hotels in the Vaucluse area of France looks at even more stunning places that are situated in some of the very best locations in the region. The hotels are chosen for their individual characters and are a far cry from multi-national chain hotels that are found in most towns and cities. Our journey first takes us to the town of Mont Ventoux where we visit a majestic luxury hotel.
The Vaucluse region lays in the heart of wonderful Provence, it offers fantastic attractions for the visitor such as inspiring landscapes, and historical ancient towns and relics. There are wonderful areas to visit, such as the Luberon, Cotes du Rhone, Mont Ventoux, and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Some of the towns and villages of the Vaucluse have a rich heritage dating back to the Middle Ages and earlier.
Our third and concluding part of our blog regarding some of the best sightseeing and tourist areas around wonderful Vaucluse takes us to more staggering destinations in this part of the Provencal countryside. As we have seen the Haut-Vaucluse area of Provence is truly one of the most spectacular regions in the whole of France, full of ancient Gallo-Roman towns and quaint medieval villages precariously perched on hilltops.
The second part of our journey discovering the beauty of Vaucluse takes us to the formidable Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque and the Vaison-la-Romaine. We also look at other great tourist attractions that you cannot possibly miss out on in this gorgeous area of Provence.
Vaucluse lays in southeast France in the heat of Provence, and it is named after the famous and historical spring the Fontaine de Vaucluse. Sometimes referred to as Haut-Vaucluse, Vaucluse is a landscape that has inspired writers and painters due to its beauty and perfection. Both Chagall and Cezanne were drawn to the sun-drenched countryside to create some of their most stunning work.