Gîtes - Mont Ventoux – Provence

Cultural activities

Provence offers a wealth of exceptional historic sites such as Vaison-la-Romaine, Orange, Avignon… which are always a delight to discover or re-discover. The vast majority of the surrounding typical villages, many of which cling to the region's hills, are particularly attractive, with Séguret, Brantes and Crillon-le-Brave featuring amongst our favourite. Village markets here are just as part of the local culture as the vineyards, and there is one to visit for each day of the week - e.g. Bédoin's market on Mondays, Vaison's on Tuesdays, Malaucène's on Wednesdays, Carpentras' on Fridays…

Sporting activities

At the foot of Mont Ventoux (its summit is 25km away), at the confines of the Vaucluse and the Drôme Provençale, this area is passionately loved by all cyclotourists. In addition to the three climbs that lead to the peak of the 'Giant of Provence', there are hundreds of kilometres of picturesque and quiet winding roads which provide superb views of the region's many gorges, plateaux, vineyards, lavender fields and small cols. Your hosts - road cycling aficionados themselves - delight in recommending routes best adapted to the different levels and wishes of each guest.
Other sports are also readily accessible: mountain biking on the trails of the Ventoux woods, through the Dentelles de Montmirail and around Buis-les-Baronnies. The latter two are also renowned for their rock climbing routes on their steep cliff faces.
If you prefer walking, there are marked-out trails and paths right by the home and others which cover the whole of the region. You can also book a guide to accompany you.
During the winter months you can indulge in downhill or cross-country skiing at the Mont Serein resort, just 20km away.
An extensive network of professionals (bicycle rental specialists, restaurateurs, taxi companies…) is on hand to enhance your stay and facilitate your getting around. The Malaucène Tourist Office is always delighted to assist visitors and provide information on the area.
Our region is, through its excellent and pleasant climate, particularly suited to outdoor pursuits, whatever the time of year.

The wines

Our region's wines are universally appreciated and the vineyards of the Vaucluse welcome visitors to their domains and cellars. You can also choose to discover them through tasting sessions, guided tours of the vineyards or even, if feeling brave, by taking part in the grape picking yourself during the vendanges period.

A little further afield

Enjoy exciting day trips to areas and sites such as the Camargue or Marseille, or go for a river descent on the Ardèche for instance - venues just 90mn from the house. The Pont du Gard and the Luberon are under one hour away.