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Highlights in Vaucluse
- Location in Provence
- UNESCO World Heritage Avignon
- Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon
- Village de Bories
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Colourful fields, the Luberon mountain range, deep gorges, ochre cliffs and rustic forests form a fascinating natural landscape for a relaxing holiday in southern France. The multifaceted region offers you dreamlike accommodations in the historical towns and secluded residential areas in the middle of the nature park. In a vacation rental in Avignon, Orange or Sault, you will live close to the sights and meet excellent restaurants and shopping facilities. An excellent starting point for hiking and cycling trails through the mountains can be enjoyed in a vacation rental or apartment in the villages of Roussillon, Lacoste or Grambois.
Vacation in Vaucluse
Location and orientation
In the southeast of the country, the department of Vaucluse covers an area of 3,667 square kilometres east of the Rhône and belongs to the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region. The 557,600 inhabitants live in 151 municipalities. The largest cities are Avignon, Carpentras and Pertuis. The entire southwest is dominated by the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon.
At 1912 metres, Mont Ventoux is the highest mountain in Vaucluse.
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With almost 92,200 inhabitants, Avignon is the largest metropolis in Vaucluse and has an impressive cultural heritage. The historic centre is surrounded by a 4.5-kilometre-long city wall and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, important buildings such as the Palais des Papes, the bridge Pont St. Bénézet and the cathedral Notre-Dame are lined up. The Musée Calvet art exhibition, the Saint Ruf Abbey and the Lapidarium are also well worth a visit.2. Wild originality
Since 1977, the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon has been in existence, which includes untouched nature, barren hills and fertile valleys. In the middle of the nature park, hikers will find picturesque mountain villages such as Rustrel, castles such as Fort Buoux, vineyards and orchards. Unique are the ochre bridges or the stone age cave Gorges du Regalon.3. Traditional farmhouses
Not far from Gorges is one of the largest open-air museums in the region. The Village des Bories is a collection of massive stone houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. The simple huts without windows were once the homes of Provence farmers. Today the historical dwellings and their inventory can be visited.