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Bédoin - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Small town of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Bédoin is located in the department of Vaucluse, between Mount Ventoux and the city of Carpentras. Mostly occupied by a communal forest, it is also about thirty kilometers from Avignon, a tourist town known for its theater festival.

Agricultural city, Bédoin is best known for its wine business which has earned it a wine classified AOC, the famous Côte-du-Ventoux. Agriculture is also an important activity of the commune, especially through fruit orchards highlighting cherries, apricots, plums or figs. The olives are also honored and the town produces an oil known since the eighteenth century.

Tourist, the commune of Bédoin has an interesting architectural heritage, as well as unique landscapes to discover the time of quiet walks or marked hikes.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.1240080 (N 44° 7’ 26”)
Longitude5.1803739 (E 5° 10’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 240m to 1883m
Surface area91.03 km²
Population3229 inhabitants
Density35 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (40 km, 47 min)
Insee code84017
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux-Comtat-Venaissin
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Crillon-le-Brave4.3 km (8 min)
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols5.4 km (8 min)
Modène6.7 km (12 min)
Flassan6.8 km (11 min)
Mormoiron6.9 km (11 min)
Caromb8.6 km (17 min)
Mazan10.4 km (15 min)
Villes-sur-Auzon11.3 km (18 min)
Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron11.8 km (22 min)
Le Barroux12.6 km (20 min)
Malaucène12.7 km (21 min)
Malemort-du-Comtat14 km (22 min)
Carpentras14.8 km (18 min)
Méthamis15.6 km (25 min)
Beaumont-du-Ventoux15.8 km (27 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the 18th century, the Saint-Pierre church is the work of Paul Rochas, an architect from Avignon. Installed in the heights of the town, it faces the Mont Ventoux and reveals a facade of Jesuit style. You can also discover the Notre-Dame-du-Moustier chapel in the Romanesque style, the Sainte-Croix chapel in Mont Ventoux, or the Baux church.

Located three kilometers from Bédoin, the chapel of the Madeleine dates from the eleventh century. In Romanesque style, it takes place on the grounds of the castle of the Madelene and can be visited on certain days of the week.

The communal forest is the home of many marked hiking trails, as is the nearby Mount Ventoux. In winter, skiing can be practiced, while in summer mountain biking or climbing are favored.

Art gallery on the course, near the Tourist Office.

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

The market is held every Monday morning.

A theater festival with several performances is organized in April.

The day of the forest of Mont Ventoux is held in May, highlighting hikes, workshops, a market of producers, demonstrations of woodwork or readings of stories.

The festival of the Recampado is held in June to prepare the fires of the Saint-Jean. On the program, dances and folk songs.

In July, the town proposes its wine festival AOC Ventoux with musical animations, tastings or even games.


Church seen from the vineyards
Church seen from the vineyards
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Art gallery (paintings and sculptures) on the course, near the Tourist Office
Art gallery (paintings and sculptures) on the course, near the Tourist Office
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Tuesday 24 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 23°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 7°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 26 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour of a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (17.5 km)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (18.5 km)
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (18.6 km)
Two-seat paraglider flight in Provençale Drôme
Sports sensations70 € to 120 € Mévouillon (26 km)
Hike around Rocheville winery and olive oil farm
Nature and the great outdoorsFreeNyons (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
"Terrasses du Ventoux"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h45Méthamis (12.7 km)
Dentelles de Montmirail Massif
HikeEasy2h00Gigondas (14.5 km)
Fountains of Pernes
Village visitEasy2h00Pernes-les-Fontaines (17.1 km)
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (17.2 km)
Lavender Path
HikeEasy1h40Sault (18.5 km)


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