Just a 15-minute drive from the Château de Mazan, Carpentras is full of unmissable places to discover: the former Bishop’s Palace, the city walls, the Orange Gate, the Roman Arch, the Carpentras Synagogue (the oldest synagogue still in use today in France), the Hôtel-Dieu, the Saint-Siffrein Cathedral and the Comtadin-Duplessis Museum. Don’t miss a visit to a berlingot sweet factory or the Truffle Market held every Friday from the end of November to the beginning of March.
Conquer the “Giant of Provence”
Our charming hotel is located at the foot of Mont Ventoux. Our knowledgeable team can tell you all the best places to see, visit and look around. Mont Ventoux is one of the region’s “must-sees”. At its highest point, 1,910 metres above sea level, you can enjoy a superb panorama of the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps. There is no shortage of activities at Mont Ventoux: air sports, 15 cycling and mountain biking trails, hiking through unspoilt nature, 650 climbing routes or observing the sky from the SIRENE astronomical observatory on the Albion plateau. For more information on the activities on offer near our hotel Mont Ventoux, please contact us by phone or by email.
Land of gastronomy and history Historic Carpentras
The flea market capital L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
In just 30 minutes by car, you will be in the city center of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. In this charming town of Vaucluse, the river “La Sorgue” flows through it. You will enjoy strolling along the banks and having a coffee on the terrace in its adorable pedestrian streets. L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is famous for being home to many second-hand and antique dealers. During your stay in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, you can find your rare pearl: a vintage decorative element, furniture steeped in history and many others.
The perched village Gordes
At 340 metres above sea level, the iconic “perched village” of Gordes is just 23 kilometres from our luxury hotel at Mont Ventoux. Fall under its spell as you discover the aromas and flavours of Provence. Admire the beautiful stone ‘calades’ and visit the Castle or the cellars of the Palais Saint-Firmin. Outside the town, you can explore the famous village of Les Bories, the Abbey of Notre-Dame de Sénanque and the Moulin des Bouillons.
The City of Popes Avignon
This charming town, just 35 kilometres from the Château de Mazan, is full of treasures and buildings steeped in history. Beneath the city walls, sit back on a terrace, stroll along the narrow streets or enjoy the Avignon Festival, a major performing arts event. Discover the Pont d'Avignon, the Palais des Papes, the Place Pie, the Cathedral and the Doms Rock, the Calvet Museum, as well as the Petit Palais Museum.
Ancient Roman town Orange
The charming town of Orange is just 40 kilometres from the Château de Mazan. Discover the beautiful greenery of the Colline Saint-Eutrope overlooking the town. Wander the streets of Orange, discovering its rich Roman heritage and buildings steeped in history: the Arc de Triomphe, the Cathedral of Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth, the Museum of Art and History, as well as the Roman Theatre.
A nature trail Roussillon and the Ochre Trail
The Ochre Trail in Roussillon is just a 45-minute drive from the Château de Mazan. Appreciate the vibrant colour of the cliffs in a glorious natural setting. Choose from two trails (one 30-minute ‘short’ trail and one 60-minute ‘long’ trail). Discover the geology, fauna, flora and history of this remarkable listed and protected site.