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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

At the crossroads between the Rhone and Durance, dominated by the Mont Ventoux, Carpentras is housed in the shelter from the mistral in the rich and fertile plain of Comtat Venaissin, a landscape-like Italian campaign where dotted with beautiful villages that are warming the midday sun. The location near major highways, makes it an ideal base for its quality of life, land and ancestral know-how, an exceptional environment in the heart of unspoilt nature and rich heritage left by the presence popes during five centuries.

"A Carpentras, quiet city and is the mistral farandole

His dance tunes Comtadine under the old plane trees

Watching the Mont Ventoux? "Pierre Vaussais - Fall 80

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude44.0555639 (N 44° 3’ 20”)
Longitude5.0487220 (E 5° 2’ 55”)
AltitudeFrom 56m to 212m
Surface area37.92 km²
Population29562 inhabitants
Density779 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (27 km, 31 min)
Insee code84031
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux-Comtat-Venaissin
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Loriol-du-Comtat4.8 km (8 min)
Monteux5.6 km (11 min)
Aubignan6.4 km (11 min)
Mazan7 km (10 min)
Sarrians7.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Didier7.8 km (13 min)
Pernes-les-Fontaines7.9 km (14 min)
Caromb8.5 km (13 min)
Modène9.3 km (14 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols9.8 km (13 min)
Beaumes-de-Venise9.9 km (17 min)
Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron10.2 km (14 min)
La Roque-sur-Pernes10.7 km (18 min)
Malemort-du-Comtat10.9 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Carpentras offers to the visitors, facets as colorful as the facades of its old center. Heir to the Gallic city of Memini, the double character of Acropolis and market, the city became in the Middle Ages, the capital of Vaison in Vaucluse. It owes its originality to its membership of the Holy See from the 13th to the 18th century. Its architecture is inspired by Italian models and the presence of Jews protected the Popes, brand culture.

In the streets and squares, its rich heritage is revealed to the walker.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cycle, mountain bike, tandem and electric bike hire
Sports sensations22 € Velleron (10.9 km)
Private guided walking tour of Avignon - 3 hours
Culture and education51 € Avignon (23 km)
Private guided walking tour of Avignon - 4 hours
Culture and education58 € Avignon (23 km)
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (29 km)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (30 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2h00Pernes-les-Fontaines (6.5 km)
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (9.8 km)
Dentelles de Montmirail Massif
HikeEasy2h00Gigondas (12.9 km)
"Terrasses du Ventoux"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h45Méthamis (14.5 km)
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (15.7 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals