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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Venasque - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

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

Tourism labels
Latitude43.9956410 (N 43° 59’ 44”)
Longitude5.1468460 (E 5° 8’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 137m to 639m
Surface area35.01 km²
Population1184 inhabitants
Density33 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (39 km, 46 min)
Insee code84143
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux-Comtat-Venaissin
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

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


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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Still Venasque
Still 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 in Venasque
Market Christmas in Venasque
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Wednesday 2 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 26°C
Thursday 3 september
Min. 7°C - Max. 21°C
Friday 4 september
Min. 5°C - Max. 20°C

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)
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (24 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)


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)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals