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Valréas

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Valréas - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse
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Purchased by Pope John 22nd when they resided in Avignon, Valréas became territory of Vaison in Vaucluse. The attachment of the Comtat Republic Valréas decided to stay linked in Avignon while some neighboring municipalities chose to become drômoises, insulation Valréas and three other municipalities in the rest of the Vaucluse (Grillon, Richerenches and Visan).

Long capital of cardboard.

Today Valréas is located in the Enclave des Papes, a completely landlocked township in Drôme (north of Vaucluse)

Specialties: labeled Côtes du Rhône Villages wine.

Geographical information

MunicipalityValréas
Postcode84600
Tourism labels
Latitude44.3837240 (N 44° 23’ 1”)
Longitude4.9891870 (E 4° 59’ 21”)
AltitudeFrom 158m to 530m
Surface area57.97 km²
Population9949 inhabitants
Density171 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (70 km, 1h08)
Insee code84138
IntercommunalityCC de l'Enclave des Papes
DepartmentVaucluse
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Pantaléon-les-Vignes4.9 km (8 min)
Grillon5.6 km (9 min)
Taulignan7.6 km (11 min)
Richerenches7.6 km (9 min)
Colonzelle8.2 km (12 min)
Montbrison-sur-Lez8.4 km (12 min)
Visan9.3 km (11 min)
Chamaret9.9 km (15 min)
Grignan10 km (14 min)
Venterol10.2 km (12 min)
Rousset-les-Vignes10.5 km (12 min)
Le Pègue10.6 km (14 min)
La Baume-de-Transit11.4 km (12 min)
Salles-sous-Bois11.5 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Church dating from the 11th and 12th century, with an organ from the 16th century.

Museum of Cardboard and Printing.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments

Events and festivities

June 12: Commemoration of the 50 French resistance fighters shot by the Nazi army Valréas June 12, 1944.

June 23: Night of Saint John the Baptist, dating from 1504 festival. Traditional Parade and medieval carnival.

The first weekend of August: Corso lavender with funfair and wine tour of wineries in the town on Sunday morning.

Photos

Notre- Dame- de- Nazareth
Notre- Dame- de- Nazareth
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Garden Foot Vaurias
Garden Foot Vaurias
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Les Cordeliers
Les Cordeliers
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Vine
Vine
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Terminals papal
Terminals papal
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Castle Simiane
Castle Simiane
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Heart
Heart
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Enclave of the Popes
Enclave of the Popes
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Lavender
Lavender
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Memorial
Memorial
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The Saint John
The Saint John
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Saint John church
Saint John church
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Day wineries
Day wineries
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Corso lavender
Corso lavender
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Corso
Corso
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Weather

Friday 27 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 14°C
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Saturday 28 march
Min. 9°C - Max. 19°C
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Sunday 29 march
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Walking Tour of papal terminals.

Richerenches and truffle market, the largest in Europe.

Nyons and olives.

20 minutes from Vaison-la-Romaine.

At 35 minutes from Orange and Montelimar.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Chocolate museum and workshop
Crafts0 € to 3 € Crest (38 km)
Two-seat paraglider flight in Provençale Drôme
Sports sensations70 € to 120 € Mévouillon (41 km)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (45 km)
Renting an electric bike
Nature and the great outdoors20 € to 30 € Goudargues (46 km)
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Dentelles de Montmirail Massif
HikeEasy2h00Gigondas (24 km)
On the trail of the hermit
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Montan (30 km)
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2h00Pernes-les-Fontaines (43 km)
"Terrasses du Ventoux"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h45Méthamis (45 km)
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (46 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels