Découvrir Vaison la Romaine et la Haute Provence
Discovering the historic Provence

What to see here

The Roman Theatre, the old town, the Roman bridge, the 12th Century cathedral and cloister, the Roman remains and museum, the amazing view from the feudal castle, the outstanding Provençal market, famed local wines and other traditional produce, and the many regular cultural events and festivals...

 

In the vicinity

There are many unmissable sights and things to enjoy in this part of Provence:  Avignon has the Pope's Palace and the Pont d’Avignon; Orange has its Roman Theatre and Triumphal Arch;  l'Isle sur la Sorgue's excellent second-hand market; the Mont Ventoux which dominates the region and is used in the tour de France; Carpentras – home of the traditional local sweet 'berlingot' and a synagogue; the Dentelles de Montmirail (lovely hilly walking country); the Luberon valley with its ochre quarries; Gordes and Sénanque Abbey; la Fontaine de Vaucluse and Les Baux de Provence; Arles and the Camargue...

The villages of Les Baronnies (Nyons, the thermal baths at Montbrun les Bains…)

Traditional products by local farmers (lime trees in Les Baronnies, apricots, “Appelation d'Origine Controlée” olives from Nyons, nougat...)

Then there are the famous “Routes” that you can follow here to help you explore the region:  “Route de la Lavande” for lavender, “de l’Olivier” for olives, and “Route du Vin” to discover Côtes du Rhône wines such as Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Rasteau, and Châteauneuf du Pape.