Villa Velleron Provence  Charming guest house in the Bed and brealfast in Provence of Provence
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The classic Provence

Provence at a glance

Velleron is centrally located for the main sights of Provence:

from Orange in the north to the Camargue in the south, from the famous lavender fields in the east to the Pont du Gard in the west.

A selection of villages in Provence officially classified as "Plus Beaux Villages de France":

  • Gordes
  • Abbaye de Sénanque
  • Village des Bories
  • Ménerbes
  • Roussillon

Art, Culture & History

Art, Culture & History

Aix-en-Provence ; Paul Cézanne, Sainte-Victoire, 1h30 Arles ; Amphitheatre, LUMA 1h15

Avignon ; Pont Saint-Benezet, Festival, Palais des papes 30 min

Baux & Carrières de Lumière ; 50 min

Bonnieux ; Pont Julien, 30 min

Gordes ; Château, Villages des Bories, Abbey de Sénanque 30 min

Lacoste ; Château and Village, 40 min

Les Baux de Provence; Les Carrières de Lumière, 1h

Lourmarin ; Château and Village, 50 min

Orange; Antique theatre 40 min

Pont du Gard, Arena of Nîmes 1h15

Saint-Remy de Provence ; Vincent van Gogh, Roman city Glanum 35 min

Uzès ; Village and Museum Georges Borias, 50 min

Vaison-la-Romaine ; roman excavations, 50 min

Provence by the sea

Camargue, Regional Nature Park, Aigues-Mortes 1h30

 

Côte Bleue 1h

Calanques and Cassis 1h30

Saintes-Maries de la mer 1h30

 

Marseille, Old harbour, la Bonne Mère, 1h30

Regions & Nature Parks, Mont Ventoux

Mont Ventoux

Alpilles - Regional Nature Park;
Saint-Remy-de Provence, Les Baux de Provence

Avignon and Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Côte du Rhône ;
Roman heritage and wine-growing area, Orange

Luberon;
Bonnieux, Cavaillon, Cheval-Blanc, Gordes, Lacoste, Lauris, Les Taillades, Lourmarin, Maubec, Ménerbes, Mérindol, Oppède, Puget-sur-Durance, Puyvert, Robion, Roussillon (les Ocres de Roussillon)

Rustrel;
Colorado Provençal

Sorgue Valley ;
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (Little Venice)

Ventoux ;
Mont Ventoux, Bédoin, Mazan, Mormoiron, Les gorges de la Nesque

Markets

Monday : Bédoin, Cavaillon, St-Didier

Tuesday : Gordes, Vaison la Romaine, St. Saturnin-les-Apt, Aix-en-Provence

Wednesday : Saint Remy de Provence

Thursday : Aix en Provence, L’Isle sur la Sorgue

Friday : Carpentras, Lourmarin

Saturday : Pernes-les-Fontaines, Petit Palais, Le Thor, Apt

Sunday : L’Isle sur la Sorgue with Brocante, Carpentras Brocante, Coustellet

Lavender

Lavandes Provence

Wine, Truffels, Cheese

Vin Provence

The wineries of Provence are among the oldest in France. The wines from the Luberon and Ventoux regions are very pleasant and many producers can be visited in the surrounding area. Mazan, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Apt, Ménerbes (wine and truffle museum, corkscrew museum).

Gigondas, Vaqueyras and the famous Châteauneuf-des-Papes area are definitely worth a visit.

Wine region Provence (france.fr)

Picnic with the winegrowers

Wintertime is truffle time

France cheeses

Olives

Vin Provence

Olives and olive oil are among the stars of Provence and it is impossible to imagine Provençal cuisine without them.

Olive oil mill at Puyméras

Castelas: Visit to the mill and tasting

Soap

Vin Provence

Savon de Marseille

On the trail of the development history of soap making; factory visit, museum, guided tours. Discover a traditional craft that is still alive today.

Soap manufacturers, Guided tours through the factory