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Spring holidays in Provence  © Hocquel

Top activities for spring holidays in Vaucluse

As a family, with friends or as a couple, spring holidays in Provence promise sunny days, outings to enjoy the landscapes of the Luberon, the protected nature of the Mont Ventoux Regional National Park, the springtime colours of the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, and the welcoming terraces of Avignon.

Workshops for children

The spring holidays bring with them the time for chocolate and creative workshops for decorating eggs. It is a popular tradition for children, particularly enjoyed in addition to the egg hunt during this chocolate period.

To prolong the pleasure of creating, imagining and crafting, other workshops are planned throughout the holidays: ceramics, soap, cooking – there are plenty of ways to have fun with materials, flavours and colours.

Workshops for children
Info pratique

Not to be missed

The traditional Easter egg hunts

Workshops for children

Workshops for children

The soap-maker's apprentice

The soap-maker’s apprentice

Sault

From 11/04 to 02/05/2024, every Thursday at 2.30 pm. From 11/07 to 08/08/2024, every Thursday at 2.30 pm. From 24/10 to 31/10/2024, every Thursday at 2.30 pm.

Nature walk:

Nature walk: “The Useful Garrigue”

Venasque

From 01/01 to 20/12, daily.

Nature Walk:

Nature Walk: “The scents of plants”

Venasque

From 01/01 to 30/12/2024, daily.

A Thousand and One Plants Walks

A Thousand and One Plants Walks

Venasque

From 01/01 to 30/12/2024, daily.

Nature walk:

Nature walk: “Plant colors”.

Venasque

From 01/01 to 30/12/2024, daily.

Cours de sculpture sur bois / adultes et enfants

Cours de sculpture sur bois / adultes et enfants

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Taking part in a wine and/or cooking workshop

All the flavours of Provence

To discover Côtes du Rhône wine is to become familiar with a very varied range of flavours: between wines with great character and sweet wines, the tastings have different approaches. And in terms of food and wine pairings, there are even more possibilities for wowing the taste buds!

In the kitchen
, spring vegetables will awaken your senses and enhance your dishes. Assisted by a chef, learn to sauté, simmer, grill – all bringing out the best of products grown in Provence.

Coup de coeur

Fall in love…

The schedule of the workshops of the Avignon Wine School: cinema, desserts, flowers…

Cooking workshops

Wine and cooking workshops

“Wines and chocolates” workshop at La Cavale

“Wines and chocolates” workshop at La Cavale

Cucuron

From 07/03 to 30/08/2024, every Friday between 4 pm and 5 pm.

Les Ravissements de Châteauneuf du Pape Vocal Music Festival

Les Ravissements de Châteauneuf du Pape Vocal Music Festival

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From Wednesday 8 to Sunday 12 May 2024 at 6 pm.

Visits to Confiserie 1844

Visits to Confiserie 1844

Monteux

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Combining sport and gourmet

Cycling through vineyards, hiking with gourmet breaks, picnics with local producers – these are some examples of gourmet outings possible in springtime in Provence.

From the most classic walk on a winemaker’s trail to discovering the area on horseback, moving around while discovering seasonal products is possible. And when the landscapes of the Luberon, Mont Ventoux and the Rhône Valley also allow contemplation, what more can you ask?

The best ideas for different ways to discover vineyards

Springtime gourmet outings

Walk through the heart of the vineyards

Walk through the heart of the vineyards

Caromb

From 02/01 to 31/03 Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm. except on 30/03/2024, 31/03/2024 and Easter Monday. From 01/04 to 31/10/2024 Opening hours daily between 10 am and 7 pm. except on Easter Monday.

Guided tour of the vineyard and cellar - Domaine Vintur

Guided tour of the vineyard and cellar – Domaine Vintur

Carpentras

From 15/04 to 16/09/2024 Opening hours daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

Dentelles de Montmirail mountains: Guided bike ride

Dentelles de Montmirail mountains: Guided bike ride

Beaumes-de-Venise

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Visit and tasting at Pierre Amadieu

Visit and tasting at Pierre Amadieu

Gigondas

From 05/04 to 26/07/2024, every Friday at 11 am. From 23/08 to 27/09/2024, every Friday at 11 am.

The picnic baskets - Xavier Vignon - La Boutique -  Du Beaumes au coeur

The picnic baskets – Xavier Vignon – La Boutique – Du Beaumes au coeur

Beaumes-de-Venise

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily. On request and reservation.

Path in the vineyards of Château Pesquié

Path in the vineyards of Château Pesquié

Mormoiron

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. From May till September : 10:00-12:00am/2.00-6.00pm every day. From October till April : 10:00-12:00am/2.00-6.00pm from Monday till Saturday (except on January and February, closed on week-end).

Les Apéros Perchés de Youpi Tours

Les Apéros Perchés de Youpi Tours

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Discovery of the vineyard trail - Domaine Dames de Lune

Discovery of the vineyard trail – Domaine Dames de Lune

Sarrians

All year round, daily. On appointment.

Vélo Vino

Vélo Vino

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Les Méga Apéros perchés - Youpi Tours

Les Méga Apéros perchés – Youpi Tours

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

La Table d'Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

La Table d’Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

Orange

From 03/01 to 31/12 except on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. Closed on Sunday.

Trail through the heart of our vineyard

Trail through the heart of our vineyard

Bédoin

From 02/05 to 30/09, daily. By reservation.

Storytelling visit to Domaine Plein Pagnier

Storytelling visit to Domaine Plein Pagnier

Mazan

From 01/03 to 01/11 between 9 am and 5 pm. Closed on Sunday. On booking.

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Courthézon

From 01/01 to 31/12/2024, daily.

Land Rover Wine Safari - Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Land Rover Wine Safari – Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Sarrians

From 01/05 to 31/10. Closed Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. A departure at 9:30 a.m. and a departure at 5 p.m.

The hiking trails at Domaine Les Touchines

The hiking trails at Domaine Les Touchines

Saint-Didier

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Walks and wine tastings at Château La Dorgonne

Walks and wine tastings at Château La Dorgonne

La Tour-d’Aigues

Every day throughout the year between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Workshop: The secrets of the Gigondas terroir at the Domaine de Longue Toque

Workshop: The secrets of the Gigondas terroir at the Domaine de Longue Toque

Gigondas

All year round, daily except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. By booking.

4x4 wine tours through the Quiot vineyards

4×4 wine tours through the Quiot vineyards

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From 01/01 to 31/12, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 am and 6 pm except on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

Explore the vineyards in a VW convertible bus

Explore the vineyards in a VW convertible bus

Gigondas

From 01/04 to 31/10 Opening hours on Thursday and Friday at 2 pm. Eexcept During the harvests. By reservation.

Découvertes de la Provence à Solex

Découvertes de la Provence à Solex

Travaillan

From 15/04 to 31/10, daily between 8 am and 6 pm.

Get active: cycling, hiking, climbing, fishing…

For a spirited springtime!

If you like to stay active, the tour guides and leisure providers of Vaucluse have prepared a lovely programme for the holidays. This period is ideal for learning or perfecting climbing, but also for fishing for trout in the Sorgue river.

The light is also perfect for ascending to admire the vineyards and valleys from a hot-air balloon or a microlight.ère ou un ULM.

Info pratique

Top tip

You can also contact the tour guides directly for customised activities!

Climbing

Springtime sports activities

Electric Move

Electric Move

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 23/01 to 31/12. Closed on Sunday. Annual closure week 2 and 3 of January. February, March, November and December: open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm. April, May, June, September and October: open Monday to Saturday, 8.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Sundays by appointment. July and August: Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm non-stop, Saturday 8.30am to 6.30pm, Sundays by appointment.

Discovery flight at the summit of Ventoux

Discovery flight at the summit of Ventoux

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Dentelles de Montmirail mountains: Guided bike ride

Dentelles de Montmirail mountains: Guided bike ride

Beaumes-de-Venise

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Treetop adventure park 'Ventoux Aventure'

Treetop adventure park ‘Ventoux Aventure’

Mormoiron

From 02/04 to 02/10, daily between 9 am and 6 pm.

Pêche à l'Etang de La Bonde

Pêche à l’Etang de La Bonde

Cabrières-d’Aigues

All year round, daily.

Balades à vélo électrique avec Vélo-en-provence

Balades à vélo électrique avec Vélo-en-provence

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Path in the vineyards of Château Pesquié

Path in the vineyards of Château Pesquié

Mormoiron

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. From May till September : 10:00-12:00am/2.00-6.00pm every day. From October till April : 10:00-12:00am/2.00-6.00pm from Monday till Saturday (except on January and February, closed on week-end).

Marche nordique

Marche nordique

Bollène

From 02/01 to 31/12, every Monday and Thursday between 9.30 am and 11 am.

Terrain de Paintball

Terrain de Paintball

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Franck Gaudini - Guide accompagnateur Escalade - Via Ferrata

Franck Gaudini – Guide accompagnateur Escalade – Via Ferrata

Cavaillon

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. On request & by reservation.

Treetop adventure park  'Oxygene Parc Aventure'

Treetop adventure park ‘Oxygene Parc Aventure’

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 15/04 to 09/05, daily between 10 am and 6 pm. From 13/05 to 26/06, every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From 01/07 to 03/09, daily between 9 am and 6 pm. From 16/09 to 15/10, every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From 21/10 to 29/10, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

Mistral Adventura - Guillaume Demangeon

Mistral Adventura – Guillaume Demangeon

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily between 8 am and 8 pm.

All-terrain electric scooter rides and excursions

All-terrain electric scooter rides and excursions

Venasque

All year round, daily between 10 am and 5 pm. By reservation.

Vélo Vino

Vélo Vino

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Paintball

Paintball

Avignon

All year round, daily.

Caving

Caving

Saint-Christol

All year round, daily. Every day at 9am and 2pm. On booking.

Cliff course with the ASPA

Cliff course with the ASPA

Saint-Christol

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily. Every day at 9am and 1.30pm on booking. Subject to favorable weather.

Clip'n Climb escalade réinventée

Clip’n Climb escalade réinventée

Vedène

All year round, daily between 10 am and 7 pm.

Forest Sensation Treetop Adventures

Forest Sensation Treetop Adventures

La Tour-d’Aigues

From 15/04 to 07/07, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm. From 08/07 to 01/09, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. From 02/09 to 06/11, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

Sorties stage escalade avec Sensabloc

Sorties stage escalade avec Sensabloc

Carpentras

From Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 April 2024 between 9 am and 1 pm.

Escalade

Escalade

Montbrun-les-Bains

From 01/05 to 30/11, every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30 am and 10.30 am.

Aptitudes Escalade

Aptitudes Escalade

Apt

All year round, daily.

Aubignan et les grandes mutations agricoles : Balade accompagnée à vélo

Aubignan et les grandes mutations agricoles : Balade accompagnée à vélo

Aubignan

From 01/01 to 31/12 Opening hours on Tuesday at 8.30 am.

Fanny Flow - Chemin de la liberté

Fanny Flow – Chemin de la liberté

Mérindol

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

First microlight flight with Flying Spirit

First microlight flight with Flying Spirit

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

La Table d'Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

La Table d’Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

Orange

From 03/01 to 31/12 except on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. Closed on Sunday.

Water ball et pédalos enfants

Water ball et pédalos enfants

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Améthyste - Grimpe d'arbres

Améthyste – Grimpe d’arbres

Viens

From 15/11/2023 to 31/12/2024, daily.

Pisciculture Le Petit Large

Pisciculture Le Petit Large

Saumane-de-Vaucluse

From 01/02 to 31/12 between 9 am and 12 pm except on bank holidays. Closed on Sunday.

Via ferrata underground

Via ferrata underground

Saint-Christol

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Courthézon

From 01/01 to 31/12/2024, daily.

Balades Ornithologiques

Balades Ornithologiques

Rustrel

From 01/04 to 30/06, every Thursday.

Cycling Trip - Cycling Around

Cycling Trip – Cycling Around

Apt

From 11/03 to 10/03, daily. Open all year.

Pêche au Lac de l'Aillade

Pêche au Lac de l’Aillade

Beaumont-de-Pertuis

From 01/01 to 31/12 between 7 am and 7 pm. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rando'Secours avec AVentoux'Rando

Rando’Secours avec AVentoux’Rando

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. Subject to favorable weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

Randonnées associatives Randosacado

Randonnées associatives Randosacado

Vaison-la-Romaine

All year round, daily.

Discovery flight of the typical Villages at the foot of Mont-Ventoux

Discovery flight of the typical Villages at the foot of Mont-Ventoux

Pernes-les-Fontaines

From 24/05 to 30/09/2021 Opening hours on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 8 pm.

2-Day First-Aid Hike with AVentoux'Rando

2-Day First-Aid Hike with AVentoux’Rando

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily between 9 am and 5 pm. Booking required.

Tis'Ânes en Luberon

Tis’Ânes en Luberon

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

From 18/09/2023 to 19/05/2024, daily.

Paragliding flights

Paragliding flights

Sault

From 01/05 to 18/10/2024, daily.

Améthyste - Balades enchantées

Améthyste – Balades enchantées

Viens

From 28/11/2023 to 31/12/2024, daily.

Aventure, Vaucluse sans faille

Aventure, Vaucluse sans faille

Velleron

From 01/09/2023 to 29/06/2024, daily.

Exploring and having fun

Visiting a town and a village is always a rewarding activity. And when this doubles up as a recreational activity, it’s exciting and fun!

Numerous destinations in Vaucluse understand this and there are now a good number of villages which invite you to discover them through a puzzle or a treasure hunt. These can often lead you to streets that you would not have taken during a more classic walk!

Exploring and having fun
Info pratique

Collection

Do you like to solve puzzles? There are no less than 12 “Stories in the town” available in the Tourist Offices of Vaucluse! (fr)

Stories in the town

Exploring and having fun

Treasure hunts and mysteries in the villages

Escape game au Château Fortia « A la recherche de la précieuse formule »

Escape game au Château Fortia « A la recherche de la précieuse formule »

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From 01/03 to 31/10, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 9:00-12:00 am & 1:00-6:00 pm.

“Intrigue dans la Ville” and “Intrigue dans les villages” – family treasure hunts

Vaison-la-Romaine

All year round, daily. Opening hours of the Tourist Office. >In spring and autumn from Monday to Saturday + Sunday morning from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:45. >In summer everyday from 9:30am to 6:45pm (closed between 12pm and 2pm on weekends). >In winter from Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:45.

Géocaching au départ de Vaison la Romaine

Géocaching au départ de Vaison la Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine

All year round, daily.

Elyzion

Elyzion

Orange

All year round, daily.

Jeu de piste à Vacqueyras

Jeu de piste à Vacqueyras

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Intrigue dans la ville à Carpentras

Intrigue dans la ville à Carpentras

Carpentras

All year round, daily.

Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt “Once upon a time our countryside”

Mazan

From 13/01 to 31/12. Closed Monday and Sunday. Without reservation. From April to October 31: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and from Nov 2 to March 31: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On reservation the rest of the time (closed Sunday and public holidays).

Jeu Intrigue dans la ville

Jeu Intrigue dans la ville

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From 03/01 to 22/12 except on May 1st, November 1st and November 11th. Closed on Sunday.

Closer to our animal friends

At the farm or equestrian centre

Spending time with animals is therapeutic and rewarding. You have to learn to adapt to their character, to their pace, to their needs: it is a good way of learning to care for another living being, and a good source of motivation for hiking the trails of the Luberon or Mont Ventoux.

This time may also be simply for contemplation, to learn to understand and appreciate them better. This is what ornithological walks and visits to the farm offer.

Closer to our animal friends

With the animals

Les Ecuries du Luberon - Centre Equestre - Ecurie de propriétaire

Les Ecuries du Luberon – Centre Equestre – Ecurie de propriétaire

Caseneuve

From 02/01 to 31/12/2024, daily except on December 25th.

Balades à cheval

Balades à cheval

Maubec

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Carriage ride with L'Or des Lavandes

Carriage ride with L’Or des Lavandes

Lagarde-d’Apt

From 01/04 to 30/09, daily. By reservation.

Randonnées, cours et stages du Club De Flicka

Randonnées, cours et stages du Club De Flicka

Beaumont-de-Pertuis

All year round, daily.

Balade en attelage et roulotte

Balade en attelage et roulotte

Le Barroux

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Pony Trekking - Garances Stables

Pony Trekking – Garances Stables

Malaucène

Every day throughout the year. Closed on Monday. Booking required.

Balade en calèche avec Pernes à Cheval

Balade en calèche avec Pernes à Cheval

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Balades Ornithologiques

Balades Ornithologiques

Rustrel

From 01/04 to 30/06, every Thursday.

Pernes à Cheval

Pernes à Cheval

Pernes-les-Fontaines

Club De Flicka

Club De Flicka

Beaumont-de-Pertuis

Carriage ride

Carriage ride

Courthézon

All year round, every Saturday and Sunday.

Venasqu' Ânes

Venasqu’ Ânes

Venasque

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Shows

Provence is also a cultural destination, with shows scheduled throughout the year. Springtime is no exception, offering a range of concerts, theatre productions and shows for young audiences. We will come across Julien Clerc, Bénabar, Jane Birkin, Merlin, Beethoven, Jazz groups and a few magicians.

What’s more, all of these often take place at prestigious venues such as the Palais de Papes, the Roman Theatre, or the Opéra Grand Avignon.

Shows

More ideas

Find the whole programme of events in Avignon, Luberon, Mont Ventoux and the Rhône Valley

Avignon Opera

Springtime shows

The Odyssée Sonore

The Odyssée Sonore

Orange

From 29/03 to 30/12/2024, daily. Subject to favorable weather.

Storytelling stroll through the village

Storytelling stroll through the village

Malaucène

Tuesday 23 April 2024 at 4.15 pm. Tuesday 30 April 2024 at 4.15 pm. Tuesday 9 July 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 16 July 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 23 July 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 30 July 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 6 August 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 13 August 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 20 August 2024 at 5 pm. Tuesday 27 August 2024 at 5 pm.