Sights in Provence

The country around the Mas des Arômes in the heart of Provence, offers wonderful opportunities for sightseeing and relaxation. It has a very wide range of choice between natural sites (Mont Ventoux, the Luberon , Fontaine de Vaucluse, Roussillon, Dentelles de Montmirail, Les Baux-de-Provence ...) heritage (Avignon and its Palais des Papes the Chartreuse, Orange, Vaison la Romaine and Lourmarin, Lacoste, St André Castles ...) and the most beautiful villages of Provence (Avignon, St Remy de Provence, Bonnieux, Menerbes, Oppede ... ) not to mention walking and hiking on foot, horseback or bicycle, everyone will find his happiness.

Far from being exhaustive, we offer below a short overview of what we believe to be essential, we hope to help you to better prepare your next vacation to Mas des Arômes.

A few minutes to an hour of Mas des Arômes, here are some ideas ...

 
 
 

 

  • Pernes les fontaines

    Pernes les fontaines

    (9 km - 10 mn)
    84210 Pernes-les-Fontaines

    ernes-les-Fontaines is a lovely medieval fortified town. The remaining fortifications include defensive walls dating back to the 16th century, and several defensive "portes" dating to the 14th and 16th centuries. The town is fairly large, with a well defined Medieval center and, as the name implies, there are a fair number of fountains to be seen. There are over thirty 18th-century fountains in the town, and several of them are declared French historical monuments.

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  • L'Isle sur la Sorgue

    L'Isle sur la Sorgue

    (12 km 13 mn)

    +33 490 380 478

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    The Isle en Venaissin was once a fishing town born of the waters of the river. An “Insula” in the Middle Ages, the place was an island in the middle of the wetlands which were gradually drained by canal digging. The many channels that run through the area have earned it the nickname “Venice of the Comtat”.

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  • Avignon Cité des Papes

    Avignon Cité des Papes

    Avignon Cité des Papes
    (15 km - 13 mn)

    Avignon is full of history and full of life. Capital of the Vaucluse and the Côtes du Rhône, seat of the popes and city of art and culture, theatre, cinema, museums, big stores and little shops, Avignon is a small city that has everything a big one has, and then some...

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  • Pont Saint Bénezet

    Pont Saint Bénezet

    (16 km - 14 mn)
    Avignon

    According to the legend, the bridge was built in the 12th century by a young shepherd from Ardèche - Bénezet - who heard voices telling him to build a bridge in Avignon. The bridge was completed in 1185, creating the only place to cross the Rhône between Lyon and the Mediterranean sea. The bridge originally spanned approximately 900 meters and had 22 arches.

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  • Palais des Papes

    Palais des Papes

    (17 km 15 mn)
    Avignon

    The Palace of the Popes is the symbol of the Church's importance in the Christian Western world in the 14th century. The Palace was built in less than twenty years, starting in 1335, and was primarily built by two popes, Pope Benedict XII and his successor Pope Clement VI.

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  • Croisière des Papes

    Croisière des Papes

    Croisière des Papes
    (15 km - 16 mn)
    Allée de l'Oulle 84000 AVIGNON

    +33 4 90 85 62 25
    contact@mireio.net

    Sail on the Rhône River, the most beautiful avenue of Provence! The company “Grands Bateaux de Provence » offers you year round exceptional cruises for lunch or for diner. Whether you come in couple or with your friends, we have the right cruise for you. Cruises by the day get you the opportunity to discover cities of Avignon and the surroundings as the famous wine village of Chateauneuf du Pape, the castle of “the Good King René of Anjou” or the ancient city of Arles which listed on the Unesco World Heritage For the diner cruise, you will sail by night between Avignon and its twin city Villeneuve Lez Avignon. From one side of the river to the other, these two medieval cities reveal their illuminated monuments. You can extend your cruise experience with our DJ, a singer and a dance floor until 1:00 am..

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  • La Chartreuse

    La Chartreuse

    (20 km - 20mn)
    58 rue de la république
    30400 Villeneuve lez Avignon

    The Val de Benediction Carthusian Monastery was founded in the 14th century by Pope Innocent VI who entrusted the decoration of his private chapel to Matteo Giovanetti, the artist who painted the frescoes in the Popes' Palace. The 3 cloisters, the 40 monk cells and the splendid gardens made the Val de Benediction the biggest Carthusian Monastery in France. Today, you can visit the chapel, the church with Pope Innocent VI's tomb, the cloisters and the Carthusian monk cells.

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  • Le Fort Saint-André

    Le Fort Saint-André

    (21 km - 20 mn)
    30400 Villeuneuve lez Avignon

    Proudly poised across from Avignon, Fort Saint-André is testimony even today to the role bestowed upon it by the Kings of France. A sentinel along the River Rhone, the impressive monument was built by Philippe IV the Faire in 1291. Access to the fortress is through a vast gate flanked by two twin towers. Their terraces offer a spectacular panorama over the Rhone Valley and Avignon.

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  • Venasque

    Venasque

    (20 km - 24 mn)
    Venasque

    Perched at the summit of a rocky outcrop, Venasque is a picturesque village classed amongst one of the 126 "most beautiful villages in France". Venasque dominates the Nesque valley and the Carpentras plain. Due to its strategic situation, the village has an interesting and dramatic past.

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  • Fontaine de Vaucluse

    Fontaine de Vaucluse

    (22km 25 mn)
    Fontaine de Vaucluse

    Fontaine de Vaucluse is truly one of the most visited places in the Vaucluse: In the summer months the streets are literally crowded and the souvenir shops come at you from all angles... The success of the village is essentially due to the impressive spring which flows out of the 230 m high cliff. This gigantic source is the most powerful on France and fifth in the world. 630 million cubic meters of water flow out every year.

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  • Gordes

    Gordes

    (31 km - 35 mn)

    Standing on the edge of the plateau of Vaucluse, Gordes is one of the "in" villages of Luberon where many movies stars and artists have made their home. Its houses of white and gray stone rise up in a spiral around the rock where the village is set. At the very top is the church and the castle which face out onto the hills of the Luberon. Due to its privileged position, its exceptional charm and its typical architecture, Gordes has been listed as "one of the most beautiful villages of France".

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  • Villages des Bories

    Villages des Bories

    (32 km 35 mn)

    http://www.francethisway.com/places/village-des-bories.php

    The Village des Bories is a popular attraction near Gordes in Provence where you can see a group of very ancient small stone houses called bories.

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  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque

    Abbaye Notre Dame de Sénanque

    (35 km - 37 mn)
    84220 Gordes
    04 90 72 05 86

    Notre-Dame de Senanque abbey is still occupied by a community of Cistercian monks. They are happy to welcome you…

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  • Saint Remy de Provence

    Saint Remy de Provence

    (38 km - 43 mn)
    Saint Remy de Provence

    The village of St. Rémy is pretty and picturesque, and the old Gallo-Roman interior is circled by the remnants of the circular 14th-century wall and the protective circle of buildings. Located on the plains at the northern edge of the Alpilles, 20 km south of Avignon, this is where Van Gogh painted Starry Night, Nostradamus was born and Dr Albert Schweitzer was prisoner.

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  • Pont du Gard

    Pont du Gard

    (42 km 44 mn)
    Vers-Pont-du-Gard
    http://www.pontdugard.fr/en/discover-pont-du-gard

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    The Pont du Gard was built shortly before the Christian era to allow the aqueduct of Nîmes (which is almost 50 km long) to cross the Gard river. The Roman architects and hydraulic engineers who designed this bridge, which stands almost 50 m high and is on three levels – the longest measuring 275 m – created a technical as well as an artistic masterpiece.

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  • Vaison la Romaine

    Vaison la Romaine

    Vaison la Romaine
    (39 km - 44 mn)

    http://www.beyond.fr/villages/vaison-la-romaine.html

    27 km from Orange, Vaison la Romaine is a must to visit in the Haut Vaucluse. The city, higtily interesting from an archeological point of view

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  • Mine de Bruoux - Gargas

    Mine de Bruoux - Gargas

    Mine de Bruoux - Gargas
    (44 km - 45 mn)
    Route de Croagnes 84400 GARGAS

    04 90 06 22 59
    http://www.minesdebruoux.fr/ukaccueil.html

    The majestic site of the mines de Bruoux combines natural and historical resources; it is the witness of the close relationship between the man and the ochre. An underground journey. Tour 650m of galeries, as high as 15m in the midst of an underground grid of more than 40km. Average temperature in the galeries : 10°C

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  • Roussillon et ses Ocres

    Roussillon et ses Ocres

    (47 km - 49 mn)
    84220 Roussillon
    http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/vaucluse/roussill/roussill.htm

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    Situated in the heart of the biggest ochre deposit in Europe, Roussillon blazons forth its difference through an astonishing palette of flaming colours. As you wander its narrow streets and stairways and gaze upon its facades, which are often quite plain and naturally beautiful, you will be admiring the result of age-old know-how.

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  • L'Abbaye de Silvacane

    L'Abbaye de Silvacane

    L'Abbaye de Silvacane
    (60 km - 48 mn)
    RD 561, 13640 La Roque-d'Anthéron

    http://www.marvellous-provence.com/

    Set in a peaceful wooded area by the river on the edge of La Roque d'Anthéron, the lovely mediaeval Cistercian Abbaye de Silvacane is one of Provence's best kept secrets. The Cistercian order started life in Cîteaux in Burgundy in the early 12th century. It was a splinter group from the Benedictines, which the founders thought had become too wealthy and worldly.

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  • Uzès  (51km - 49mn)

    Uzès (51km - 49mn)

    (51km - 49mn)
    30700 Uzès

    Uzès is the South of France without the beach or bling, a hidden town preserved in white stone. We find a refreshingly laid-back spot with arty places to stay

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  • Les-Baux-de-Provence

    Les-Baux-de-Provence

    (39 km - 55 mn)
    Château des Baux
    13520 Les Baux de Provence

    Carte

    The village of the Baux de Provence is situated in the heart of the Alpilles son a rocky plateau 245m high. A brilliant view of Arles, la Camargue and the Alpilles can be seen from the look-out points! This immense and superb stone fortress is without doubt one of the "must-sees" on the Provencal tourist trail!

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  • Mon Ventoux

    Mon Ventoux

    (50km - 57 mn)
    Col des Tempêtes
    84410 BÉDOIN

    Carte

    Some say Mont Ventoux is the hardest of all the mythical Tour de France climbs and rightly so. The mountain achieved worldwide notoriety when it claimed the life of the great English cyclist Tom Simpson, who died here on July 13th 1967 from a combination of a stomach upset, heat exhaustion, alcohol and amphetamines.

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  • Sault

    Sault

    (49 km - 50 mn)

    Sault is an old fortified village perched along the top of a high ridge overlooking a wide valley, with large lavender fields spread out below to the south and west. A long multi-arched road bridge crosses the tiny La Croc stream below, past the southeast end of the village. Along with the ancient buildings lining the high ridge are the remains of a huge feudal castle.

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  • Nimes

    Nimes

    Nimes
    (62 km - 59 mn)

    http://www.nimes.fr

    Located between the sea and the Cevennes hills, Nîmes is one of the most attractive towns in Mediterranean France. The city was established by the Romans, on the edge of the Mediterranean plain, some twenty-five miles inland from the sea; and to this day, Nimes has the finest collection of Roman remains in France.

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  • Arles

    Arles

    (53 km - 1h)

    Arles is the largest city in France with the surface area being 758km². It is encircled by an environment of exceptional beauty: the banks of the Rhône river, the arid plains of Crau, the Alpilles and the untamed land of Camargue.

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  • Marseille Vieux Port

    Marseille Vieux Port

    (105 km - 1h04)
    Marseille Vieux Port

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    Marseille Marseille Banner.jpg UnderstandGet inGet aroundSeeDoEatSleepStay safe Marseille, the "Old Harbour" Marseille (Latin: Massilia) is the second most populated city of France (and third most populous urban area) the biggest Mediterranean port and the economic hub of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. Historically, the economy of Marseille was dominated by its role as a port of the French Empire, linking the North African colonies of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia with Metropolitan France. The Old Port was replaced as the main port for trade by the Port de la Joliette during the Second Empire and now contains restaurants, offices, bars and hotels and functions mostly as a private marina.

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  • La Camargue

    La Camargue

    (55 km - 1h10mn)

    The Camargue, a magic word, is a place where man lives alongside horses, bulls, birds, the sky and water. More

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  • Les Calanques de Cassis

    Les Calanques de Cassis

    (138 km - 1h25)
    Calanque d'En-vau
    CASSIS

    Carte

    Majestic cliffs, sea as far as the eye can see, exceptional flora and fauna all contribute to the dream scenery of the Parc National des Calanques. This site, unique in the world, allows nature lovers to make the most of a wide range of activities. Underwater taking a dive, on the water on a boat trip, or even by land along the hiking paths, the Calanques invite you to explore and discover.

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  • La Grotte Chauvet

    La Grotte Chauvet

    La Grotte Chauvet
    (100 km, 1h29)
    Vallon-Pont-d'Arc - Ardèche

    The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc Cave in the Ardèche department of southern France is a cave that contains the earliest known and best preserved figurative cave paintings in the world,as well as other evidence of Upper Paleolithic life. It is located near the commune of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc on a limestone cliff above the former bed of the Ardèche River, in the Gorges de l'Ardèche. Discovered on December 18, 1994, it is considered one of the most significant prehistoric art sites and the UN’s cultural agency UNESCO granted it the World Heritage status on June 22, 2014..

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  • Château de Grignan

    Château de Grignan

    Château de Grignan

    https://www.chateaux-ladrome.fr/fr/chateau-de-grignan

    (73 km - 1 heure) Grignan Une escapade pour s'imprégner de l'histoire de la Marquise et du délicieux parfum des lavandes.

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