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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

On the borders of Provence between Luberon and Ventoux, Monieux and gorges Nesque ...

At 650 m altitude, Monieux hangs on the southeastern side of the Mont Ventoux and look eastward.

Below, Nesque, modest and peaceful river meanders lazily place, before going to rush into the wild gorges cut into the limestone plateau of Vaucluse.

The town, spread over 4712 hectares, is composed of several hamlets and localities. Many tourist routes offer spectacular panoramic views and numerous hiking trails crisscross the landscape of great variety: scented scrubland, forests of oak from which emerges the intense whiteness of the limestone ridges, valleys deep mosaic of cultures .. .

Agriculture and Livestock, local development foundations have helped shape the landscape and give it its originality.

Monieux is inseparable from the history of the gorge Nesque, including human occupation dating back to Prénéandertalien (approx. 200 000 years BC - Archaeological excavations of the recent Bau Aubesier).

Later this site called Mons Jovis in Gallo-Roman village sprang up called Monilia in the early Middle Ages, depending on the Falls County. He became myset the 18th century. Then Monieux the 19th century.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude44.0674210 (N 44° 4’ 3”)
Longitude5.3593660 (E 5° 21’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 439m to 1022m
Surface area47.12 km²
Population355 inhabitants
Density7 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (62 km, 1h11)
Insee code84079
IntercommunalityCC Ventoux-Sud
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Sault6.1 km (10 min)
Aurel11.5 km (17 min)
Saint-Trinit13.5 km (19 min)
Ferrassières15.6 km (22 min)
Saint-Christol17.3 km (21 min)
Reilhanette18.1 km (24 min)
Villes-sur-Auzon18.5 km (20 min)
Montbrun-les-Bains19 km (27 min)
Lioux19.9 km (28 min)
Flassan19.9 km (28 min)
Lagarde-d'Apt20 km (27 min)
Revest-du-Bion22 km (28 min)
Savoillan23 km (32 min)
Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt24 km (33 min)
Mormoiron24 km (28 min)

Things to see and do

Monieux medieval village with its old houses and watch tower of the 12th century.

Nesque: Considered one of the natural wonders of Provence, they can be admired from the road D942, below Monieux - Lookout Castellaras - facing the imposing rock of Wax sung by the poet Frederic Mistral. .. Downstream of the wax, after infiltration into the bed cracked limestone, the waters of the Nesque are contributing to the resurgence of Fontaine de Vaucluse, about 30 km.

Walking paths, trails, nature trail, equestrian trail.

Fishing and relaxing by the water.

Possibility to rent donkeys ...

Places of interest

Information points
Natural sites

Events and festivities

Garage sale: June and July.

Village Festival: 2nd weekend in July.

The first Sunday of September: medieval festival of einkorn.

For more information on events, contact the Tourist Office in Monieux +33 4 90 64 14 14.


Village Monieux
Village Monieux
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Monday 25 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 21°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 20°C
Wednesday 27 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Hiking in the gorge and around Nesque Monieux.

Bicycle tours and mountain biking.

Donkey ride.


Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discovery hike in Provence
Nature and the great outdoors15 € to 25 € Sault (4.8 km)
Tour of a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (4.9 km)
Visit a lavender distillery
Local flavoursFreeSault (6.1 km)
Two-seat paraglider flight in Provençale Drôme
Sports sensations70 € to 120 € Mévouillon (21 km)
Tandem paragliding around Banon
Sports sensations75 € Banon (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Lavender Path
HikeEasy1h40Sault (4.7 km)
Défends Wood
HikeEasy2h20Sault (4.7 km)
"Terrasses du Ventoux"
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h45Méthamis (12.7 km)
Colorado of Provence
HikeEasy1h00Rustrel (18.8 km)
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (22 km)


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