Le Pontet: tourism and travel guide

Le Pontet is just a few kilometres from Avignon. This small town is an ideal base for exploring Provence and the Comtat Venaissin.

Would you like to take advantage of your holiday to do some shopping? There’s a huge shopping area in Le Pontet, with shops, shopping arcades, restaurants, bars… You can easily spend a whole day there!

Several outdoor activities are available in the vicinity of Le Pontet. You can take a walk on the Barthelasse island. You can also discover Monteux’s leisure parks: Parc Spirou and WAVE ISLAND. Golf enthusiasts can visit the Grand Avignon Golf Club, with its renowned 18-hole course.

Mediterranean fish, broken olives from Provence, fougasses and soccas from Nice, ratatouille, lamb from La Crau, goat’s cheese, nougats and calissons: the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on a generous cuisine. The producers’ markets organized in the region are a unique opportunity to spend a convivial moment, while buying local products which are the promise of tasty meals that you will share with your family and friends. Le Pontet market takes place on Tuesday mornings

You can access a heritage worthy of interest at Le Pontet: the Château de Fargues, the Hippodrome Roberty…

Would you like to find accommodation in southeastern France? You are rather camping, hotel or bed and breakfast? We help you to find the accommodation that meets your different criteria in the region. Do you like to organise your stay? Prepare your stay in this particularly pleasant region by getting in touch with the Tourist Office of Le Pontet…

Museums and monuments near Le Pontet

Le Pontet is ideally located for discovering numerous museums and monuments. For example, you can visit the Palais des Papes, the former residence of medieval pontiffs. You can also climb the Pont Saint-Bénézet, or admire the paintings at the Musée du Petit Palais.

The Comtat Venaissin is home to many picturesque villages, with well-preserved historic centers, beautiful old houses, and churches and chapels from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Visit Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue, Pernes-les-Fontaines or Monteux, for example.

From the Rhone Valley to Mont Ventoux

From Le Pontet, you can easily explore the Rhône Valley. What about a stopover in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, a village renowned for its castle and its wines? At the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, the villages of Vacqueyras and Gigondas are also renowned for their vineyards.

You can also head for Mont Ventoux, choosing the road from Bédoin to reach the summit past Chalet Reynard. At the summit, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Provence and the Alps for dozens of kilometers around.

Practical information

The Grand Avignon Office de Tourisme can provide information on tourist activities and accommodation in Le Pontet and the surrounding area: