Holidays around Mont Ventoux: discover the Mont Ventoux, a UNESCO biosphere reserve

  • Mont Ventoux © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Paraglidong in Mont-Ventoux © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Ventoux cycling © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Poppies in Mont-Ventoux © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Lavender in Mont-Ventoux© HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
Ventoux in Provence

Mont-Ventoux peaks at 1912m and is known as the Giant of Provence.

Its majestic silhouette dominates the landscape and is classified as a UNESCO Biosphere reserve.


From the route there are exceptional views of the Alps in the North and the Mediterranean in the South. It passes through vineyards, orchards, and fields of lavender, the ideal landscape for a break in the great outdoors.


It is also a paradise for sporting types who can take on the personal and physical challenge to climb it on bikes or on foot. In winter, it becomes a mountain resort for skiing and snowshoeing.


Mont Ventoux is also a land of flavours with the truffles, the cherries of Mont de Venasque and the strawberries from Carpentras.

Don't miss in Mont-Ventoux

Cycling in Mont-Ventoux

Mont-Ventoux, a paradise for cyclists

The mythical pass of Mont Ventoux has attracted cycling enthusiasts and professionals since the bike was invented! Glorious or sad as illustrated by the tribute to Tommy Simpson, the most beautiful pages in the history of the Tour de France were written in its twists and turns. Each year, thousands of cyclists from around the world take the challenge and climb it sometimes even several times in one day!
Mont Ventoux, a preserved landscape

Mont-Ventoux, a preserved landscape

UNESCO has recognised the specificity and the natural diversity of the life forms here and have ranked Mont Ventoux as a Biosphere Reserve since 1990.




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Mont-Ventoux vineyards

The vineyards of Mont-Ventoux

People go for walks on Mont Ventoux, they hike on it and climb it on bikes and they also enjoy its vineyards. The wines of Ventoux awaken our senses: from wine tasting in the cellars to strolling through the vines. Go and learn about these wines in the company of the winemakers who are passionate about their profession.

Dentelles de Montmirail

The Dentelles de Montmirail

The Dentelles de Montmirail are home to several southern Côtes du Rhône wines - Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes-de-Venise, and the magnificent Côtes du Rhône Villages (Sablet, Séguret). Here the wines grow on the hillsides and on the plains which are scattered with villages so picturesque that they look like they've stepped out of a fairy tale.
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The Mont-Ventoux in video

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