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In the Vaucluse, the village of Venasque nestles in the heart of remarkable landscapes. By taking the secondary roads leading to the village of Venasque, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.


Various nature activities await you nearby. You can hike or ride your bike or mountain bike on the roads and paths in the heart of the Comtat Venaissin’s landscapes. In the surroundings, there is no lack of outdoor activities: horse riding, tree climbing, initiation to climbing, paragliding… The village is particularly well known for its cliffs, which are popular with rock climbers. You can also cycle to the Plateau de Sault and the foothills of Mont Ventoux.

From the Mediterranean coast to the high meadows of the alpine valleys, the attractiveness of southeastern France is also based on many specialties. During your stay, treat yourself to a gourmet experience by visiting a local market. There you can meet the producers of Comtat Venaissin and discover vegetables, fruits, sweets and other local specialties.

Nature activities are not the only tourist attraction of the Comtat Venaissin: churches, castles, museums, wash houses are also objectives of escapades. What to do in Venasque? You can get closer to the Tourist Office to prepare your stay. Looking for accommodation in Southern France? You wish to reside during your stay in the privileged setting of the Comtat Venaissin? You can prepare your stay by booking accommodation that suits you.

One of the most beautiful villages in France

Built on a rocky outcrop at the foot of Mont Ventoux, the village of Venasque has retained its medieval charm. As you walk through the narrow streets, you can admire century-old houses, the remains of the ramparts, and three ancient towers, known as “Saracen towers”.

Dating from the 13th century, the church of Notre-Dame de Venasque houses a magnificent painting, entitled the Crucifixion, and a baptistery dating from the 11th century.

The Comtat Venaissin

Venasque is part of the Comtat Venaissin, a land that belonged to the popes until the end of the 18th century. The Comtat has managed to keep its own identity and condenses the best of Provence in a small area. Visit this unique territory, to meet a land of rare generosity, to discover authentic villages and grandiose landscapes, up to the summit of Mont-Ventoux culminating at nearly 2000 meters above sea level.

The Comtat Venaissin is also renowned for its local produce: fruit and vegetables, jams, honeys, wines, olive oil, lavender…

The Museums in the Vaucluse department

During your stay, you will find a large number of cultural activities. Indeed, the department has several dozen museums. What to do? You can visit the toy and antique doll museum in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the winegrower’s museum in Rasteau, the Requien museum in Avignon, the Jean-Henri Fabre museum in Sérignan-du-Comtat, the extraordinary museum of Gerges Mazoyer d’ Ansouis, the museum of winegrower’s tools of Father Anselme in Châteauneuf-du-Pape…

Several museums are also located in the neighbouring town of Pernes-les-Fontaines: the Musée Comtadin du Cycle, the Old School Museum, the Museum of the Resistance…

Practical Informations

Would you like to visit Venasque? We can help you prepare your trip.

Do you want to stay several days in Venasque? You can easily find accommodation on the spot or nearby: hotel room, bed and breakfast, camping…

You want to settle in Venasque? You can find properties for sale in the village or in the surroundings: houses, villas, old farms…