It’s worth the trip !
Dominated by the Mont Ventoux, the “Giant of the Provence”, Vaison-la-Romaine offers you a luxuriant nature and will charm you with its diversity and its landscapes
The “Cité des Voconces” gathers in one location the authentic charm of old stones, its Festivals, the prestigious choral singing and an authentic “art de vivre”.
Once called Vasio, this town became famous thanks to her cultural and archeological heritage (from antiquity to modern times).
The gallo-roman remnants are spread over 15 ha. This makes Vaison-la-Romaine the largest archeological field in France. These ancient sites gave Vaison it’s denomination ‘La Romaine’ in 1924
During the XI and XIIth century,Vaison, which had become catholic in the meantime, expanded with the Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth cathedral and its the monastery and the with St. Quenin chapel.
The medieval city, situated on the hill, dominates the modern town with its impressive castel of the “Comptes de Toulouse”. The medieval city contains numerous little spots, fountains, little streets and façades of houses and hotels, which have been remarkably well preserved throughout the years.
|The Haut Vaucluse, outstanding landscapes…|
Located in the heart of the Provence des Papes, the Haut Vaucluse is made of four geographical entities that will let you discover a multitude of landscapes :
--> the Mont Ventoux (1919 m), the “Géant de Provence”: classified as « Biosphere reserve » by the UNESCO is of a remarquable ecological richness.
--> In the shadow of the Géant de Provence, the Toulourenc valley stretches, a real halt of freshness, where it is pleasant to turn cooler.
--> the Dentelles de Montmirail: calcareous en rocky chains, eroded into their present shape, the Dentelles de Montmirail are a real heaven on earth for open air activities, the ideal place for trekkings and climbing all year round.
--> The Massif d’Uchaux gives a multitude of panoramas and its numerous trekking paths will make you the diversity of its landscape (hills, small valleys, plateaus and pine forests..) but also of its fauna and flora of the Massif.
The wine landscape is present all over the territory. The Mediterranean climate, warm and sunny, produces exceptional wines indeed.
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