Aurel: tourism and travel guide

Located in the Vaucluse department, and surrounded by the famous landscapes of Provence, the village of Aurel seduces by its authenticity and its location. Do you want to go green, and revitalize yourself far from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the city? An excursion to Aurel will help you to revitalize yourself in complete serenity.

Nature activities are numerous. If for you vacation rhymes with walking, know that numerous hiking trails have been laid out in this preserved area of Provence. During your stay, you can try out many activities such as horse riding, golf, climbing, tree climbing, and paragliding.

The diversity of soils in southeastern France has given birth to tasty regional dishes, which illustrate all the generosity of the territory. Taste the local fruits and vegetables, seafood and fish caught in the Mediterranean, Bandol or Rhône Valley wines, and olives from Provence.

Visit the farmers and producers of Provence and enjoy the unique atmosphere of the regional markets.

The heritage of the region offers the promise of beautiful discoveries. During your stay you will be able to find a well-preserved wash house and discover the ruins of an old castle.

You can contact the Tourist Office of Aurel to discover places to visit in the surroundings. You will also find, on our website, various suggestions for water and outdoor activities, cultural visits as well as ideas for gourmet getaways. Are you looking for accommodation in or near Aurel? You can easily find the accommodation that meets all your criteria in the region. Campsites, bed and breakfasts and hotels await you.

Museums and monuments close to Aurel

Situated to the east of Mont Ventoux, this village is a nature destination. But you can also visit several museums and monuments around Aurel.

The Musée Municipal de Sault displays eclectic collections on prehistory, antiquity, the Middle Ages, weapons and an original example of Diderot’s encyclopaedia. There is also a library on site.

The Musée Marceau Constantin exhibits the works of the painter and visual artist Marceau Constantin. It is located in the village of Saint-Christol.

Mont Ventoux

Culminating at 1910 metres, Mont Ventoux offers spectacular views over Provence and the Alps. The roads leading up to the summit of Mont Ventoux are used by Tour de France cyclists and amateur sports enthusiasts alike.

In summer, you can enjoy hiking, mountain biking, climbing, paragliding, horse riding and much more.

In winter, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing and snowshoeing are all popular activities. One ski resort, Mont Serein, is located on the northern slopes of Mont Ventoux.

Visiting Aurel: practical information

Aurel lies a few kilometres north of Sault, on a plateau renowned for its lavender production. The Ventoux Provence Tourist Office can provide you with all the information you need to prepare your visit or your stay: