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Mont Ventoux area


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Mont Ventoux peaks at 1912 metres and is known as the Giant of Provence. Its majestic silhouette dominates the landscape and is classified as a unesco biosphere reserve.



Gorges du Toulourenc

The Gorges du Toulourenc  © TARDIEU N. / Coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme


Venasque © BOTTANI Dominique / Coll. CDT Vaucluse

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Ventoux biosphere reserve

UNESCO has recognised the specificity and the natural diversity of the life forms here and have ranked Mont Ventoux as a Biosphere Reserve.
en réserve de biosphère.

Mont Ventoux peaks at 1,912 meters altitude, and is an important site for scientific observation.

Legendary Mont Ventoux has a wide diversity of flora and fauna which have led it to be ranked as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.

The landscapes also vary greatly, from the bald peak to Mediterranean and Alpine vegetation. Rare species such as the Greenland poppy and the pale-flowered orchid, and over 120 species of birds and large mammals – wild boar, fox, Corsican mountain sheep, chamois, red deer all thrive on Mont Ventoux.

The  Mont Serein resort


The forests on Mont Ventoux are sites of many different activities. Mountain bikers, shepherds, hunters, athletes, scientists and mushroom lovers are all at home at Mont Serein.


The Mont Serein area lies at 1350 meters altitude. In winter, there is skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeoing. In the summer, many activities for all ages, with hill karting, grass scooters, discovery trails, flora and fauna outings. Food service and accommodations on site.

More info

 > Conservatoire-étude des écosystèmes de Provence (french)
 > Groupe Chiroptères de Provence (GCP) (french)
 > Réserve de biosphère du Mont Ventoux (french)

More info
 > Mont Serein resort
  Tel : 00 33 (0)4 90 63 42 02


Tour de France 2009

Bicycle, Mont Ventoux legendary

As you leave Bedoin or Malaucène and start up the winding roads which weave amidst the forests of fir and pine to the top of Mont Ventoux, thoughts of the Tour de France teams come to mind. Many cyclists take on Mont Ventoux, and the effort is worth it ! Mont Ventoux, one of the mythical stages on the Tour de France itineraries is worth a try !



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