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Mount Ventoux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Mount Ventoux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse
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Culminating at an altitude of 1,912 m, Mount Ventoux is recognisable from afar, within a radius of up to a hundred kilometres. A symbol of Provence and one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Vaucluse, its white limestone summit looks just like a lunar landscape, inspiring amazement and wonder. Not to mention the extraordinary panoramic view of the Luberon, the Sainte-Victoire mountain, the Nesque Gorges, and even the Mediterranean coastline on a clear day!

Yet Mount Ventoux is above all remarkable for its great climatic and natural diversity. Here Mediterranean plants, there beech and fir forests or Arctic plants. This abundance has earned it the status of UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Come here to discover and watch exceptional wildlife including raptors and other birds, as well as deer.

Whether for walking, cycling or horse-riding, Mount Ventoux is a popular place among sportier visitors. Hikers have a range of marked paths to choose from while cyclists can attempt the tough ascent to the summit. The view from the top is well worth the effort! In winter, snow covers the slopes of the Mont Serein and Chalet Reynard ski resorts. Then skiers can have a ball on the groomed slopes, while snowshoers may prefer to appreciate the beauty of the place by making their way along one of the routes provided. In summer, you can experience the thrill of a Dévalkart ride down the grassy slope at La Lisière.

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Mount Ventoux