In Provence

Provence Authentic wishes you discover “her” Provence, between Luberon and Drôme, Rhone and Ventoux.

Provence, land of contrasts, is rich and varied.

I can also make you discover Marseille and the Blue Coast, Aix-en-Provence the bourgeois, Nimes or Arles in the footsteps of the Romans or the heart of the Alpilles for its medieval heritage, and much more …

Here below find a description of My Provence …
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The Dentelles de Montmirail

Mons mirabilis : the wonderful mountains.

Three AOC Cru wines from the Côtes du Rhône to discover: Beaumes-de-Venise, Gigondas and Vacqueyras.

Several charming villages such as Séguret, ranked among the most beautiful villages in France, but also Lafare, La Roque-Alric and Suzette.

Nature lovers, this area is also full of remarkable landscapes: the wooded valley of La Salette, Forest Prébayon, Plateau of Courens, Col du Cayron …

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Mont Ventoux - Excursion Provence Authentic

The Mont Ventoux

On the borders of Provence, Préalps and Rhone valley, Ventoux occupies a 25 km long surface and 15 km wide, north of Comtat Venaissin.

Altitude 1912 meters (the plain is between 100 and 300 meters).

Territory very varied:

  • The wild side of the gorge Toulourenc river has dug a narrow valley..
  • Sault and its lavender lands, also knowned for spelt ; larger valley that connects the Ventoux to the Vaucluse mounts.
  • The plain of Bédoin, which opens on the Venaissin County, vineyards and olive trees,
  • Opening of Malaucène to Vaison la Romaine.

Pays des Sorgues

The Sorgues, bathed by the river and backed by the Vaucluse mountains, is the typical agricultural landscape.

Sorgue born in Fontaine de Vaucluse, magical place if any! The mysterious abyss where the bubbling fountain of Vaucluse escapes is an enigma, his background is unknown and its regular flow even in times of drought is not explained.

Third most important European city for antiques, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue offers, every Sunday, a superb market to every loafers.

Visit also Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne and the Félibres castle, Le Thor (church Notre-Dame-du-Lac, the Touzon Castle), Velleron and its sources ..

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The Comtat Venaissin

Between Mont Ventoux, Luberon, Rhône and Dentelles de Montmirail, the Comtat Venaissin is the center of the Vaucluse department.

Independent Pontifical Territory from the 13th to the 18th century, this fertile plain products most of the fruits and vegetables coloring our markets, “the enclosure of my delight” for the Pope Clement V who just settled in 1309.

Carpentras, its capital, is a gem to find, the city thrives on its many markets and fairs and still has beautiful vestiges of its prestigious past: Synagogue, St. Siffrein Cathedral, Hotel Dieu 18th century.

But also lots of villages with many treasures: Caromb, Crillon-le-Brave, Le Barroux, Venasque …. all names that make you dream of !