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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

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

" A Carpentras, quiet city and plays the mistral farandole

His tunes Comtadine dances under the 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

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 offering to the visitors, facets as colorful as the facades of its old center. Heir to the Gallic city of Memini, the dual character of Acropolis and market the city became the Middle Ages, the capital of the Venaissin County. It owes its originality to its membership the Holy See from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. Its architecture is inspired by Italian models and the presence of Jews protected Popes, brand culture.

In the streets and squares, its rich heritage unfolds the stroller.

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)
Visit to the Chartreuse Mill - Bronzini House
Local flavoursFreeVilleneuve-lès-Avignon (22 km)
Guided tour by electric bike
Entertainment28 € to 179 € Avignon (23 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Avignon – 3 hours
Culture and education52 € Avignon (23 km)
Private Guided Walking Tour of Avignon – 4 hours
Culture and education61 € Avignon (23 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