The Comtat Venaissin
The attachment of the town of Valréas, which is situated in the Drôme, to the Vaucluse department, testifies to its membership of the Comtat Venaissin. This territory, owned by the popes until the French Revolution, is a major tourist destination. You will appreciate an exceptional terroir, where the culture of the vine is part of a true art of living. You will visit villages of character, with their churches, their ramparts, their castles and their old houses. You will marvel at the diversity of the sun-flooded landscape, between plain and mountain.
The Baronnies of Provence
In the north of Provence, the Baronnies Provençales Regional Nature Park protects an area of exceptional biodiversity. Discover several thousand species of flowers and plants, several hundred animal species, and a variety of landscapes, shaped by man or preserving a wilder aspect. The tourist charm of the Provençal Baronnies also owes much to the many authentic villages, whose shady alleyways are pleasant havens of coolness in summer.
Museums of Vaucluse
Sunny landscapes and medieval villages are not the only tourist attractions of the department. The numerous Museums in the Vaucluse department will seduce you for sure. You will be able to discover, for example, the extraordinary museum of Gerges Mazoyer in Ansouis, the museum Memory of the National in Piolenc, the ecomuseum of Provençal santons and traditions in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the museum of industrial adventure in Apt, the museum of cardboard and printing in Valréas, the museum of the Bakery in Bonnieux, the Harmas of Jean-Henri Fabre in Sérignan-du-Comtat…