Liven up your holidays!


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 label
Latitude43.9956410 (N 43° 59’ 44”)
Longitude5.1468460 (E 5° 8’ 49”)
AltitudeFrom 137m to 639m
Surface area35.01 km²
Population1089 inhabitants
Density31 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAvignon (39 km, 46 min)
Insee code84143
IntercommunalityCA Ventoux-Comtat-Venaissin
RegionProvence-Alps-French Riviera

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)
Monteux16.8 km (22 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Summer Market


Venasque hilltop town
Venasque hilltop town
See photo
Venasque Tours
Venasque Tours
See photo
A street Venasque
A street Venasque
See photo
Venasque Church
Venasque Church
See photo
A door in Venasque
A door in Venasque
See photo
Another street Venasque
Another street Venasque
See photo
Still in Venasque
Still in Venasque
See photo
Another view of Venasque
Another view of Venasque
See photo
Summer Market from mid-June to mid-September
Summer Market from mid-June to mid-September
See photo
Market Christmas in Venasque
Market Christmas in Venasque
See photo
discover the baptistery !
discover the baptistery !
See photo


Tuesday 9 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 35°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 34°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 33°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Autogyro microlight discovery flight over the Ventoux
Sports sensations75 € to 219 € Pernes-les-Fontaines (5.7 km)
Visit an Art Gallery
Arts and CraftsFreePernes-les-Fontaines (6.7 km)
Wood-carving lessons
Arts and Crafts35 € to 41 € Pernes-les-Fontaines (6.9 km)
Guided hike on Mount Ventoux
Sports sensations25 € Caromb (13.4 km)
Shopping at an artisanal nougat factory in Provence
Local flavoursFreeCaumont-sur-Durance (18.1 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Around the Comtat Venaissin
Village visitEasy2h00La Roque-sur-Pernes (3.7 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)
Source of the Boulon, Baude Rocks
HikeIntermediate3h00Robion (17 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
By continuing to browse our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies to improve your experience and make targeted offers.
Find out more and make settings