The village of Venasque

Nestled in the hills of Vaucluse, Venasque, classified among The Most Beautiful Villages of France, reveals its fascinating history through its narrow streets and charming houses. The medieval church of Venasque, with its historic baptistery, bears witness to the religious heritage of the region, offering a moment of contemplation and serenity. 

This authentic village celebrates the Cherry Festival, a colorful event where locals and visitors gather to taste these delicious local fruits. In summer, the captivating notes of the Jazz Festival “Swing in Venasque” resonate at the foot of the Baptistery, inviting music lovers to experience unforgettable moments. Find the Venasque Rally every spring or the Book Festival at the end of August. Every Friday evening, the market enlivens the main street, offering regional products with enchanting flavors. You won't be able to miss our famous Belgian Dayand our Votive Festival on August 15.

The charming artisan and designer boutiques add a touch of conviviality, offering unique treasures to take home as souvenirs. For gourmets, the village's good restaurants offer authentic culinary pleasures, where local products are sublimated with finesse. 

Venasque is truly a jewel of Vaucluse, where history, gastronomy, music and conviviality blend harmoniously to the delight of visitors. You will definitely enjoy it during your stay at the hotel with swimming pool at foot of Mont Ventoux!

Our favorites

It is obvious for us to share with you ourOur Favorites around our charming hotel La Garrigue:

  • Chinese for hours at the Brocante in Carpentras or at the Antiques Market in Isle sur la Sorgue every Sunday morning.
  • The Gorges du Toulourenc invite you to refreshing hikes in unspoiled nature.
  • Visits to vineyards of Ventoux with a tasting and the ascent of Mont Ventoux to enjoy a breathtaking view.
  • The Sentier des Ocres de Roussillon offers a spectacular walk in the heart of landscapes of dazzling colors.
  • A canoe descentfrom Fontaine du Vaucluse to L'Isle sur la Sorgue
  • Without forgetting the period from mid-June to mid-July which reveals the splendor of the lavenders in Sault

Hiker, Biker & Cyclist

The region is a true paradise for hikers, bikers and cyclists. Nature lovers looking for adventure, you will be delighted by the natural treasures that surround Venasque.

Indeed, our charming hotel facilitates departures for unforgettable excursions:

  • The Appié route from the hotel is on Route 25 (Les Villages Perchés) and Route 40 (Le tour du Comtat Venaissin) of the Provence à Vélo circuits and nearby other routes.
  • When you leave the hotel you will pick up the road leading to the Col de Murs (Murs) and the Col des Trois Termes (Gordes) - two incredible tourist routes that seduce with their picturesque panoramas!
  • The Mont Ventoux, with its winding roads, offers exciting challenges and breathtaking landscapes. The ideal is to go up via Bédoin and down via Malaucène.
  • Via Venaissia de Carpentras is built on the old railway line linking Orange to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. It is by bike that we can now appreciate, at our own pace and in complete safety, a landscape that we once saw passing by from the train. Mont Ventoux but also the sublime Dentelles de Montmirail are revealed from angles that we do not always know, punctuating a route which crosses the agricultural and wine-growing landscapes of Haut Vaucluse and Comtat Venaissin.
  • Numerous hiking trails marked hiking trails around the hotel offering breathtaking panoramas and allowing optimal rejuvenation.
  • A pathfrom the hotel will take you in 5 minutes to Place des Tours, a historic square in the heart of the village of Venasque
  • We enjoy a view of Les Dentelles de Montmirailoffering a spectacular setting of limestone ridges ideal for hiking. 
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The Perched Villages of the Luberon

Nestled on the hills of the Luberon, the perched villages reveal their authentic charm. Gordes, with its stone houses, offers striking panoramic views. Bonnieux enchants with its cobbled streets and historic buildings. Lacoste, birthplace of the Marquis de Sade, takes you back to the past. Ménerbes exudes a picturesque and artistic atmosphere. Finally, Lourmarin seduces with its peaceful Provençal atmosphere. Each village has its unique character, offering an unforgettable getaway in the heart of Provence.

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Provençal markets

Around our quiet hotel in Venasque, the Provencal markets amaze the senses. Every week, these lively squares offer a captivating explosion of colors and aromas. The stalls are full of regional products, from juicy fruits to fragrant vegetables, from captivating spices to tasty cheeses. A real invitation to taste the delights of Provence and to soak up its warm atmosphere.

The essential visits

In the surroundings of Venasque, the unmissable visits will immerse you in the history and the culture of the region. The Sénanque Abbey, nestled in the heart of an enchanting landscape, reveals its Cistercian beauty. The Synagogue and the Inguimbertine Library of Carpentras bear witness to a rich heritage. The Pont d'Avignon Saint-Bénézet evokes the legends of the past, while the majestic Palais des Papes recounts the sumptuous era of the sovereign pontiffs. Each visit is a captivating dive into the rich history of Provence.

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