Regional info & activities
Located in the heart of Provence, Monteux (http://www.monteux.fr) enjoys an exceptionally privileged geographical location. Central to the enchanting land between Luberon and Ventoux is l'Eté Indien. Therefore, an excellent base for exploring the region that is world famous for its beautiful colors, spectacular nature, picturesque mountain villages and gastronomic pleasures.
NEW! Opening June 1, 2018 Parc Spirou opens its doors at the nearby Lac de Monteux (3km). Small-scale amusement park based on the famous Belgian cartoon characters. More info: http://www.parc-spirou.com
Since 1 May 2016 Wave Island, water theme park also at Lac de Monteux (3km). More info: http://www.waveisland.fr
Lac de Beaulieu in Monteux!
The Lac de Beaulieu since May '13. Ecological nature park and one of the largest artificial lakes in the South of France, surrounded by hiking trails and beach accommodation. The lake offers opportunities for swimming and water sports such as surfing, sailing and pedalo. Walking distance from our B&B! (More info: http://www.monteux.fr/je-decouvre/le-tourisme/le-lac-de-monteux).
Carpentras (5km): majestic capital of the Comtat Venaissin
Avignon (20 km): the cultural capital of Provence, city of the Popes and famous for its festivals and theaters
Orange (30km): Gallo-Roman remains
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (35 km): capital of the Alpilles with its Van Gogh museum
Les Baux de Provence (45km): old fortified town in the Alpilles
Arles (45km): antique amphitheater
Vaison-la-Romaine (30km): Roman gem and archaeological remains
Beautiful and picturesque villages in the vicinity are Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (12km, small Venice with its Sunday antique market), Pernes-les-Fontaines (5km), Gordes (20km, Sénanque Abbey), Roussillon (25km, famous for its red ocher rocks), Bonnieux, Lacoste, Sault (plateau with vast lavender fields), Buis-les-Baronnies, Séguret ... including Gordes, Roussillon and Séguret are on the list of 'most beautiful villages in France' and are included in the Unesco World Heritage.
An old proverb says 'a day without wine is a day without sun'. For that you do not have to be afraid in the Vaucluse. Monteux is directly in line with the Route des Vins. In a radius of 20 km you will discover countless wine villages such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise, Chateauneuf-du-Pâpe and Séguret. The vineyards share the appellations Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Ventoux. Wine lovers will be enchanted by the many wineries, wine routes, wine museums and during the numerous wine festivals.
In less than an hour's drive you can also reach the sandy beaches of Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer, the calanques in Cassis, Marseille, the Camargue, the Gorges de l'Ardèche etc ...
Nature and walks
Les Dentelles de Montmirail (climbing up to 750m), Gorges de la Nesque (descending into gorges and caves), Mont-Ventoux (1912m), Toulourenc Valley.
Almost every Provencal village has its market and is known for its colors, smells and lyrical accent ... Not to be missed markets in the area are those of Carpentras (Friday), Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Sunday), Vaison-la -Romaine (Tuesday), Bédoin (Monday), Sault (Wednesday) and Pernes-les-Fontaines (Saturday). Info: www.avignon-et-provence.com/marches-provence/marches-provence.htm)
The most important Festival d'Avignon will be held at the end of July / beginning of August at around twenty locations across the city. In Orange, the Chorégies are organized in the Roman theater during the summer, one of the finest lyrical stages. But other festivals are also becoming increasingly popular, such as the Estivales (summer festival) by Carpentras.
On site: heated swimming pool and pétanque. Nearby: golf (Fontaine de Vaucluse), kayak (Isle-sur-la-Sorgue), tennis (Monteux), horseriding (Monteux), fishing (Monteux), cycling (Mont-Ventoux).(http://www.ville-monteux.fr)
In de winter kan je op de Ventoux skiën op de Mont-Serein, noordzijde met 6 skipistes en Châlet Renard, de zuidzijde met 4 skipistes.