Mazan: tourism and travel guide

In the heart of the Vaucluse, the dynamic village of Mazan seduces by its authenticity. For decoration? The picturesque landscapes of the Comtat Venaissin.

Mazan’s historic center is surrounded by ramparts built in the Middle Ages. 5000 inhabitants, the village of Mazan has the authenticity of a village, while having several local stores and a beautiful heritage. Old churches, fountains, wash houses, threshing floors… During your stay, you can discover a local heritage rich in surprises.

The beauty of the landscape is a major part of the attraction of this village. There are numerous hiking trails in the village: unevenness, length, you will find here itineraries adapted to both sportsmen and amateurs. in the Vaucluse, there is no lack of nature activities. You can also visit the region during a horse riding session, or shiver during a session of tree climbing. The gorges de la Nesque, near Mazan, offer splendid scenery and are home to exceptional flora and fauna.

Influenced by nearby Italy, with its generous climate, the culinary tradition of southeastern France is a real tourist attraction. During your stay, you should definitely visit a local market. There you will be able to meet local producers and taste fruits, vegetables, honey, sweets and various other local specialties of the region.

You want to stay in Southern France? Many tourists prefer camping in the sunny Vaucluse. You can also find bed and breakfasts and hotels for all budgets. In order to help you prepare your stay, we present a selection of accommodations.

You can contact the Tourist Office to discover ideas for visits available in the surrounding area.

Heritage in Mazan

On arrival in Mazan, you pass through one of the gates of the ancient ramparts.

Several Merovingian tombs bear witness to Mazan’s ancient occupation. You can also discover a garden cemetery, a place of memory and history.

The oldest part of the Notre-Dame de Pareloup dates back to the 11th century. You can also visit the chapelle des Pénitents blancs and the Notre-Dame la Brune chapel in Mazan. The parish church features a 14th-century Virgin and Child.

The Sade castle was the second residence of this famous family. It has now been transformed into a luxury hotel.

The façade of the Astaud-Causans castle has been integrated into the ramparts. The stone walls are full of charm.

You can also take a walk around Mazan. The Sentier de la pierre sèche (dry-stone path) features shelters typical of southern France, used by shepherds in centuries gone by. Mazan’s latest favorite? La Glacière (cooler) on chemin Notre-Dame-la-Brune is a reminder of how ice cream was made in Provence before the invention of freezers.

The Comtat Venaissin

The village of Mazan is an ideal starting point for exploring the Comtat Venaissin.

The popes once set their sights on this area of Provence and settled here. From the historic centre of Avignon to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from the town of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, known for its antique and second-hand goods dealers, to the valleys of Mont-Ventoux, the Comtat Venaissin is home to many treasures.

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Visiting Mazan: practical information

To visit Mazan, contact the Ventoux Provence Tourist Office:

Would you like to sample some local produce? A market is held all year round on Wednesday mornings in Mazan.