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Top activities for spring holidays in Provence

Spring holidays in Provence

Whether you are with family, friends or in a couple, spring holidays in Provence mean sunny days spent enjoying the landscapes of the Luberon, the protected nature off the Mont Ventoux Regional National Park, the springtime colours of the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, and the inviting terraces of Avignon.

Take part in a wine and/or cooking workshop

All the flavours of Provence

Côtes du Rhône wines encompass a wide variety of flavours, from wines with great character to sweet wines, and the tasting of each wine is approached differently. Learn how to pair food with wine to wow your taste buds even more!
 
The schedule of workshops at Avignon Wine School: cinema, desserts, flowers
 
In the kitchen, spring vegetables will awaken your senses and enhance your dishes. Assisted by a chef, learn to sauté, simmer and grill, to bring 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 workshop

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.

Tasting workshop: Rhône Valley highlights

Tasting workshop: Rhône Valley highlights

Avignon

Saturday 4 May 2024 between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Visits to Confiserie 1844

Visits to Confiserie 1844

Monteux

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Tasting workshop: Rhône wines and cheeses

Tasting workshop: Rhône wines and cheeses

Avignon

Saturday 27 April 2024 between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Les Ravissements de Châteauneuf du Pape Vocal Music Festival

Les Ravissements de Châteauneuf du Pape Vocal Music Festival

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Wednesday 8 May 2024 at 6 pm. Thursday 9 May 2024 at 7 pm. Friday 10 May 2024 at 7 pm. Saturday 11 May 2024 at 7 pm. Sunday 12 May 2024 at 6 pm.

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 a good old-fashioned walk along a winemaker’s trail to discovering the area on horseback, there are plenty of ways to discover seasonal products whilst exploring the great outdoors. And when you’re admiring the landscapes of the Luberon, Mont Ventoux and the Rhône Valley, what more could you want?

Enjoy the vineyard

Springtime gourmet outings

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.

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.

The hiking trails at Domaine Les Touchines

The hiking trails at Domaine Les Touchines

Saint-Didier

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Les Apéros Perchés de Youpi Tours

Les Apéros Perchés de Youpi Tours

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/04 to 31/10, 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.

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Courthézon

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

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.

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.

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.

Vélo Vino

Vélo Vino

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Trail through the heart of our vineyard

Trail through the heart of our vineyard

Bédoin

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

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.

Les Méga Apéros perchés - Youpi Tours

Les Méga Apéros perchés – Youpi Tours

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 01/04 to 31/10, 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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Exert yourself: cycling, hiking, climbing, fishing…

For an active springtime!

If you like staying active, the tour guides and leisure providers of Vaucluse have prepared a great 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.ht.

Info pratique

Top tip

You can also contact the tour guides directly for a customised activity!

climbing in vaucluse

Springtime sports activities

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.

Montgolfière Luberon Vol-Terre

Montgolfière Luberon Vol-Terre

Roussillon

All year round, daily.

Balades Ornithologiques

Balades Ornithologiques

Rustrel

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

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.

Randonnée avec des chiens de traineaux et cani randonnée avec Qanittak

Randonnée avec des chiens de traineaux et cani randonnée avec Qanittak

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. No fixed closing day. Variable opening hours depending on weather and temperature.

Pêche à l'Etang de La Bonde

Pêche à l’Etang de La Bonde

Cabrières-d’Aigues

All year round, daily.

Terrain de Paintball

Terrain de Paintball

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Maiden flight, Discovery flights

Maiden flight, Discovery flights

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Walking path & gourmet bike tour

Courthézon

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

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.

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.

Discovery flight of the Vaucluse Mountains

Discovery flight of the Vaucluse Mountains

Pernes-les-Fontaines

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.

Caving

Caving

Saint-Christol

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

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.

Clip'n Climb escalade réinventée

Clip’n Climb escalade réinventée

Vedène

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

Venasqu' Ânes

Venasqu’ Ânes

Venasque

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Améthyste - Grimpe d'arbres

Améthyste – Grimpe d’arbres

Viens

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

Pernes à trottinette électrique

Pernes à trottinette électrique

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Discovery flight at the summit of Ventoux

Discovery flight at the summit of Ventoux

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Aptitudes Escalade

Aptitudes Escalade

Apt

All year round, daily.

Escalade

Escalade

Montbrun-les-Bains

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

Vélo Vino

Vélo Vino

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

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.

Dentelles de Montmirail discovery flight

Dentelles de Montmirail discovery flight

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

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.

Aventure, Vaucluse sans faille

Aventure, Vaucluse sans faille

Velleron

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

Carriage rides with harnessed donkeys

Carriage rides with harnessed donkeys

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Water ball et pédalos enfants

Water ball et pédalos enfants

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

From 01/04 to 31/10, 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.

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.

Paragliding flights

Paragliding flights

Sault

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

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.

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).

Améthyste - Balades enchantées

Améthyste – Balades enchantées

Viens

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

First microlight flight with Flying Spirit

First microlight flight with Flying Spirit

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Fanny Flow - Chemin de la liberté

Fanny Flow – Chemin de la liberté

Mérindol

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily.

Exploring and having fun

Visiting a town or a village is always a rewarding activity, especially when this doubles up as a recreational activity!

A good number of villages now invite you to discover them through a puzzle or a treasure hunt. These can often lead you down streets that you might not have taken on a regular walk.

Exploring in Orange
Info pratique

Collection

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

Exploring in Vaison

Exploring and having fun

Jeux de piste et enquêtes dans les villages

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).

“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.

Intrigue dans la ville à Carpentras

Intrigue dans la ville à Carpentras

Carpentras

All year round, daily.

Jeu de piste à Vacqueyras

Jeu de piste à Vacqueyras

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Elyzion

Elyzion

Orange

All year round, daily.

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.

Géocaching au départ de Vaison la Romaine

Géocaching au départ de Vaison la Romaine

Vaison-la-Romaine

All year round, daily.

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 – learning to adapt to their character, their pace and their needs – is therapeutic and rewarding. It is also a good way of learning to care for another living being and a great source of motivation for hiking the trails of the Luberon or Mont Ventoux.

Ornithological walks and visits to the farm are opportunities to develop a deeper understanding of animals.

Témoignage

Don’t miss

Walks with the donkeys

animals

With the animals

Balades Ornithologiques

Balades Ornithologiques

Rustrel

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

Balade en calèche avec Pernes à Cheval

Balade en calèche avec Pernes à Cheval

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

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.

Balade à cheval et en calèche avec

Balade à cheval et en calèche avec “Les écuries de Mazan”

Mazan

From 01/01 to 31/12, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Pernes à Cheval

Pernes à Cheval

Pernes-les-Fontaines

Venasqu' Ânes

Venasqu’ Ânes

Venasque

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Balade en attelage et roulotte

Balade en attelage et roulotte

Le Barroux

From 01/04 to 31/10, daily.

Club De Flicka

Club De Flicka

Beaumont-de-Pertuis

Pony Trekking - Garances Stables

Pony Trekking – Garances Stables

Malaucène

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

Cheval Enjeu, équitation relationnelle

Cheval Enjeu, équitation relationnelle

Cucuron

From 02/01 to 20/12 between 8 am and 7 pm. Closed on Sunday.

Carriage rides with harnessed donkeys

Carriage rides with harnessed donkeys

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Randonnées, cours et stages du Club De Flicka

Randonnées, cours et stages du Club De Flicka

Beaumont-de-Pertuis

All year round, daily.

Baby Poney à Lucky Horse

Baby Poney à Lucky Horse

Mazan

Monday 15 April between 10 am and 11 am. Tuesday 16 April 2024 between 10 am and 11 am. Thursday 18 April 2024 between 11 am and 12 pm. Tuesday 23 April 2024 between 10 am and 11 am. Thursday 25 April 2024 between 4 pm and 5 pm. Saturday 27 April 2024 between 9 am and 10 am. Monday 29 April 2024 between 11 am and 12 pm. Tuesday 30 April 2024 between 10 am and 11 am. Thursday 2 May 2024 between 4 pm and 5 pm. Friday 3 May 2024 between 10 am and 11 am.

Carriage ride

Carriage ride

Courthézon

All year round, every Saturday and Sunday.

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 even some magicians!

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

Show-poster

More ideas

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

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 3 pm. Tuesday 30 April 2024 at 3 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.