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Venasque

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Venasque - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse
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Like a boat ready to leave, laid on the rock, Venasque is located in the Monts de Vaucluse.

In spring, cherry blossoms are beautiful in their whiteness or shine.

In summer you will, in addition to the singing cicadas, ever-changing landscape with a very special light.

In autumn the russet leaves of shimmering delight you.

In winter, the calm and coolness will be sunny by the laughter of children, but the onslaught of Mistral are daunting.

The ancient "Vindasca" (etymology Celtic-Ligurian meaning white rock - and by extension which is visible from afar) is visible from the plain of Carpentras. It's location on a rocky outcrop that Venasque its name.

Venasque gave its name to Venaissin County. Perhaps we should see in this "honor" the importance of the city in medieval times?

The history of Venasque could discover with its three main buildings: the walls, the church and the baptistery.

Geographical information

MunicipalityVenasque
Postcode84210
Tourism labels
Latitude43.9956410 (N 43° 59’ 44”)
Longitude5.1468460 (E 5° 8’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 137m to 639m
Surface area35.01 km²
Population1198 inhabitants
Density34 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (39 km, 46 min)
Insee code84143
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux Comtat Venaissin
DepartmentVaucluse
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Nearest cities & towns

Malemort-du-Comtat5.1 km (10 min)
Saint-Didier5.5 km (11 min)
Le Beaucet6.3 km (11 min)
Blauvac9.9 km (16 min)
Pernes-les-Fontaines10.6 km (14 min)
Mazan10.9 km (16 min)
Méthamis11.5 km (20 min)
Mormoiron11.8 km (20 min)
Carpentras12.3 km (18 min)
La Roque-sur-Pernes13.9 km (19 min)
Saumane-de-Vaucluse14.1 km (24 min)
Villes-sur-Auzon15.4 km (23 min)
Murs15.6 km (25 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols16.3 km (24 min)

Things to see and do

Come discover the Baptistery, one of the oldest religious buildings in France.

Its streets, fountains, historical tours, church ... Let yourself be charmed by this village.

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Exhibitions of paintings in the room Romanesque in July and August.

Summer market from mid-June to mid September.

Craft day in August (date to be determined).

Votive festival around August 15.

Christmas market on the second Sunday of December.

Photos

Hilltop village of Venasque
Hilltop village of Venasque
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A street Venasque
A street Venasque
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Church Venasque
Church Venasque
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Another street Venasque
Another street Venasque
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A door in Venasque
A door in Venasque
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Always in Venasque
Always in Venasque
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Another view of Venasque
Another view of Venasque
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Venasque Tours
Venasque Tours
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Summer market from mid-June to mid-September
Summer market from mid-June to mid-September
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Market Christmas Venasque
Market Christmas Venasque
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Poster summer market Venasque
Poster summer market Venasque
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Weather

Saturday 28 february
Min. -9°C - Max. 4°C
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Sunday 1 march
Min. -3°C - Max. 6°C
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Monday 2 march
Min. 1°C - Max. 8°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cycle, mountain bike, tandem and electric bike hire
Nature and the great outdoors22 € Velleron (10.2 km)
Lavender distillery in Provence
Crafts0 € to 5 € Apt (24 km)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (25 km)
Paintball by the Lubéron
Sports sensations20 € to 35 € La Roque-d'Anthéron (32 km)
Two-seat paraglider flight in Provençale Drôme
Sports sensations70 € to 120 € Mévouillon (37 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (3.7 km)
"Terrasses du Ventoux"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h45Méthamis (6.2 km)
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2h00Pernes-les-Fontaines (7 km)
Beaumes Rouges Path
HikeEasy2h30Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (8.3 km)
From the Spring to the Venice of Provence
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (11.6 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels