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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Goult is a small village in the Vaucluse department, in the heart of the Luberon Regional Nature Park. It nestles in the Monts de Vaucluse, near tourist attractions such as Gordes, Roussillon and its ocher, Lacoste and its castle of the Marquis de Sade or Bonnieux and Ménerbes.

Lovers of old stones will be immediately seduced by the small alleys of Goult and not its typical architecture of southern cities of France. Rich in stone houses and ocher, the village of Goult has a certain charm, enhanced by the presence of various monuments full of interest. Around the village, olive trees, oaks, agricultural plantations and other beautiful landscapes are a reflection of all the beautiful Provencal countryside in this part of the country.

Ideally located, the village of Goult can find nearby the most beautiful cities of the region like L'Isle-sur-Sorgue, Aix-en-Provence, Orange, Arles or even Marseille.

Geographical information

Latitude43.8636730 (N 43° 51’ 49”)
Longitude5.2422890 (E 5° 14’ 32”)
AltitudeFrom 121m to 335m
Surface area23.77 km²
Population1196 inhabitants
Density50 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (40 km, 46 min)
Insee code84051
IntercommunalityCC Pays d'Apt-Luberon
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pantaléon4.2 km (8 min)
Beaumettes6.1 km (9 min)
Lacoste7.4 km (13 min)
Roussillon7.6 km (13 min)
Joucas8.2 km (12 min)
Bonnieux8.4 km (11 min)
Gordes9.4 km (16 min)
Ménerbes9.4 km (12 min)
Maubec11.2 km (16 min)
Cabrières-d'Avignon12.3 km (16 min)
Gargas12.7 km (14 min)
Lioux13.4 km (21 min)
Robion13.6 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Goult, charming stone village nestled in the heart of the Luberon, has a rich architectural and cultural heritage of the most interesting.

Set in the hills of the village, just behind the castle, the mill of Jerusalem is a windmill dating from at least the eighteenth century. It owes its name to the Crusades which formerly attended the lords of Agoult. The monument offers breathtaking views across the valley Calavon.

Located below the village, in the hamlet of Lights, Our Lady of Lights has become an important pilgrimage, following the miraculous appearance of lights in the middle of the seventeenth century. The site consists of a shrine and a chapel in which is mounted a Black Madonna in procession every August 15.

Ancient burial dolmen Ubac was accidentally discovered in the mid 1990. The excavations have unearthed the tomb of four people buried in the Neolithic period.

Dominated by its thirteenth-century castle, now private, the old village was once protected by a fortified wall. You can still see the ramparts of the northern part, dug in the rock.

Walking through the old center of Goult, one can enjoy various ancient remains, such as the clock tower, a fountain with a wash, or admire the narrow streets, houses and other Provencal craft shops.

Romanesque style, the Saint Sebastian Church was built in the twelfth century. It still hosts today a beautiful Baroque altarpiece.

Around the village, hiking trails and other botanical paths allow us to appreciate the beautiful scenery of the Luberon Regional Nature Park.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

Goult, beautiful village of stone and ocher, is the origin of different manifestations rich entertainment.

The village hosts every week of the year a food market on Monday afternoon in the street of the republic.

The Conviviales are held in February. On this occasion, the Community of Communes has several shows in the ballroom.

In spring, a small market is organized around a heritage day and Alsatian and Provençal products.

The honey festival takes place every third Sunday of July, allowing beekeepers to meet the Vaucluse and enjoy educational activities around honey.

For four days around the August 15, Goult organizes exciting crafts and cultural events. On this occasion, the village offers a show, crafts, readings of writers and various animations.

Also in August, Goult offers a very interesting jazz festival and organizing several concerts by artists from around the world.

In September, time for votive festival with the presence of rides and games on the Liberation Square.

Every December 24, Goult goultois ministry organizes, in Provençal, with the arrival of the Three Kings and Father Christmas.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Lavender distillery in Provence
Arts and Crafts0 € to 5 € Apt (12.2 km)
Paintball by the Lubéron
Entertainment20 € to 35 € La Roque-d'Anthéron (15.8 km)
Cycle, mountain bike, tandem and electric bike hire
Sports sensations22 € Velleron (20 km)
Tour and tasting at the Calavon Castle
Local flavoursFreeLambesc (23 km)
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (29 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Courrejho (the courrée)
HikeEasy1h00Ménerbes (4.5 km)
Tour of Saint-Pons
HikeEasy4h00Bonnieux (6.8 km)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (10.6 km)
Robion - Maubec
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (10.6 km)
Beaumes Rouges Path
HikeEasy2h30Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (11.3 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals