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The best activities for your springtime in Provence

Spring holidays in Provence

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

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…

Workshops-Provence

Wine and cooking workshops

Escape Wine: The secret bottle - Château Tour des Genêts

Escape Wine: The secret bottle – Château Tour des Genêts

Mazan

From 01/01 to 31/07 Opening hours on Saturday at 10 am and at 1 pm and at 4 pm and at 7 pm. By reservation.

Avignon Gourmet Tour

Avignon Gourmet Tour

Avignon

From 01/01 to 31/12. Closed Monday and Sunday.

Le Marmiton – cooking classes at La Mirande

Le Marmiton – cooking classes at La Mirande

Avignon

From 05/02 to 27/06/2022, daily. From 15/09 to 17/12/2022, daily.

School of Wine - program 1st semester 2022

School of Wine – program 1st semester 2022

Avignon

Tuesday 12 April 2022. Saturday 16 April 2022. Tuesday 26 April 2022. Saturday 30 April 2022. Saturday 7 May 2022. Tuesday 17 May 2022. Saturday 28 May 2022. Saturday 11 June 2022. Tuesday 14 June 2022. Saturday 25 June 2022.

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?

Enjoy the vineyard

Springtime gourmet outings

Hiking around the Dentelles with Gigondas LaCave

Hiking around the Dentelles with Gigondas LaCave

Gigondas

All year round, daily. On reservation. Service available from 15 people.

Walk on the wineyard of the Domaine La Garelle

Walk on the wineyard of the Domaine La Garelle

Oppède

From 01/03 to 30/09/2022, daily.

Trip in a golf cart in the vineyards of Domaine de la Brunely

Trip in a golf cart in the vineyards of Domaine de la Brunely

Sarrians

From 01/01 to 31/12 Opening hours daily between 9 am and 12 pm and between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm. Reservation required.

Discovery of the vineyard trail - Domaine Dames de Lune

Discovery of the vineyard trail – Domaine Dames de Lune

Sarrians

From 01/05 to 30/09/2022, every Tuesday and Thursday at 5.30 pm. By booking.

Vintage getaway on a moped with Domaine Vintur

Vintage getaway on a moped with Domaine Vintur

Carpentras

From 01/05 to 31/10/2022, daily. Service available one Saturday per month: 07/05, 04/06, dates to be confirmed for the following months. Departure by moped every 1h30. By reservation.

Explore our vineyards in a 4x4

Explore our vineyards in a 4×4

Beaumes-de-Venise

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022. Closed on Sunday. By reservation 48 hours in advance for 2 people minimum. Postponed in case of bad weather.

Balade accompagnée à vélo suivie d'une dégustation (Baladez Curieux)

Balade accompagnée à vélo suivie d’une dégustation (Baladez Curieux)

Gigondas

From 01/04 to 31/10, every Thursday between 9 am and 11.30 am.

Discovery day - Cave Terraventoux

Discovery day – Cave Terraventoux

Villes-sur-Auzon

From 07/03 to 30/12/2022, daily at 9.30 am.

Path in the vineyards of Château Pesquié

Path in the vineyards of Château Pesquié

Mormoiron

All year round, daily. From Easter to September 30th: open 7 days a week, 10am -12pm/ 2pm-6pm. From 1st October to Easter : open Monday to Saturday, 10am-12pm/ 2pm-6pm.

Cellar and vineyard audio tour at Domaine de Marotte

Cellar and vineyard audio tour at Domaine de Marotte

Carpentras

From 02/05 to 31/10/2022 between 2 pm and 5 pm. Closed Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. On reservation.

Electric bike tour - Cave Terraventoux

Electric bike tour – Cave Terraventoux

Villes-sur-Auzon

From 07/03 to 30/12/2022, daily at 9 am.

Land Rover Wine Safari - Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Land Rover Wine Safari – Domaine Fontaine du Clos

Sarrians

From 01/04 to 30/09, every Tuesday. Departure at 9:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m. On reservation at the latest 48 hours before your arrival.

Cultural visit to Gigondas and wine tasting at Domaine Amadieu

Cultural visit to Gigondas and wine tasting at Domaine Amadieu

Gigondas

Saturday 18 June 2022 at 10 am. By reservation.

Storytelling visit to Domaine Plein Pagnier

Storytelling visit to Domaine Plein Pagnier

Mazan

From 01/03 to 31/10/2022 between 9 am and 6 pm. Closed on Sunday. On booking.

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.

The picnic baskets of

The picnic baskets of “Beaumes au Coeur”

Beaumes-de-Venise

From 01/04 to 30/10, daily. On request and reservation.

Picnic at Domaine Chêne Bleu

Picnic at Domaine Chêne Bleu

Crestet

From 01/04 to 31/10/2022. Closed on Sunday. By reservation 24 hours in advance.

Walk, brunch and tasting - Domaine Vallis Petra

Walk, brunch and tasting – Domaine Vallis Petra

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily. By booking.

La Table d'Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

La Table d’Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

Orange

From 01/01 to 31/12 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. 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.

Walk through the heart of the vineyards

Walk through the heart of the vineyards

Caromb

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Discovering the wine country by horseback

Discovering the wine country by horseback

Beaumes-de-Venise

From 01/01 to 31/12, daily. Reservations required for workshops, at least 48 hours in advance, depending on the availability of guides. Free tasting 7 days a week without reservation. Postponed in case of bad weather.

Vélo Vino

Vélo Vino

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Guided tour of the vineyard and cellar - Domaine Vintur

Guided tour of the vineyard and cellar – Domaine Vintur

Carpentras

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, daily. On reservation.

Bike ride into the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Bike ride into the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Courthézon

From 01/04 to 30/09, daily. By appointment only.

4x4 wine tours through the Quiot vineyards

4×4 wine tours through the Quiot vineyards

Châteauneuf-du-Pape

From 01/05 to 31/10/2022 except on Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th and August 15th. Closed Monday and Sunday. From 01/11 to 31/12/2022 except on bank holidays. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Exert yourself: cycling, hiking, climbing, fishing…

For an active 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 starting or improving 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.

Info pratique

Top tip

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

climbing in vaucluse

Springtime sports activities

François Petit

François Petit

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

All year round, daily.

Climbing (Baladez curieux)

Climbing (Baladez curieux)

Montbrun-les-Bains

From 01/05 to 30/11/2022, every Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm.

Electric Move

Electric Move

Cabrières-d’Avignon

From 25/01 to 31/12/2021, daily between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm. February, March, November, and December: Monday – Saturday from 9:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 18:00. Closed on Sundays April, May, June, September, and October: Monday – Saturday from 8:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 18:30. Open Sundays but only with prior booking. July and August: Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 19:00 (non-stop), Saturday from 8:30 – 18:30, Sunday from 9:00 – 12:00 and in the afternoon with prior booking. From 25/01 to 31/12/2022, daily between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm.

Améthyste - Grimpe d'arbres

Améthyste – Grimpe d’arbres

Viens

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, daily.

Bike Session

Bike Session

Roussillon

From 01/02 to 31/12, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.

Montgolfière Luberon Vol-Terre

Montgolfière Luberon Vol-Terre

Roussillon

All year round, daily.

Cliff course with the ASPA

Cliff course with the ASPA

Saint-Christol

All year round, daily. Every day at 9am and 2pm. By reservation. Subject to favorable weather.

Balade accompagnée à vélo suivie d'une dégustation (Baladez Curieux)

Balade accompagnée à vélo suivie d’une dégustation (Baladez Curieux)

Gigondas

From 01/04 to 31/10, every Thursday between 9 am and 11.30 am.

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.

Discovery flight at the summit of Ventoux

Discovery flight at the summit of Ventoux

Pernes-les-Fontaines

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 8 pm.

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.

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 except on January 1st and December 25th. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sunset hiking with AVentoux'Rando

Sunset hiking with AVentoux’Rando

Bédoin

From 01/05 to 31/10, daily between 6 pm and 11 pm. Subject to favorable weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

Treetop adventure park 'Colorado Aventures'

Treetop adventure park ‘Colorado Aventures’

Rustrel

From 09/04 to 09/05/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 7 pm. Last departure at 3pm. From 10/05 to 10/07/2022, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 7 pm. Last departure at 4pm While the curfew is in place the closing time will be 6pm, with the last departure at 3pm. From 11/07 to 28/08/2022, daily between 9 am and 7 pm. Last departure at 4pm While the curfew is in place the closing time will be 6pm, with the last departure at 3pm Open at the weekend and on bank holidays. From 29/08 to 30/09/2022, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 7 pm. Last departure at 4pm While the curfew is in place the closing time will be 6pm, with the last departure at 3pm. From 01/10 to 22/10/2022, every Saturday and Sunday between 1.30 pm and 6 pm. Last departure at 4pm (Subject to government decisions). Open at the weekend and on bank holidays. From 23/10 to 07/11/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm. Last departure at 3pm Open at the weekend and on bank holidays Possibility of opening every day for groups of over 10 people (booking required a minimum of 48h in advance).

Dentelles de Montmirail discovery flight

Dentelles de Montmirail discovery flight

Pernes-les-Fontaines

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 8 pm.

Discovery flight of the Vaucluse Mountains

Discovery flight of the Vaucluse Mountains

Pernes-les-Fontaines

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 8 am and 8 pm.

Cycling Trip - Cycling Around

Cycling Trip – Cycling Around

Apt

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

Aptitudes Escalade

Aptitudes Escalade

Apt

All year round, daily.

Donkey treks in Luberon

Donkey treks in Luberon

Cucuron

All year round, daily between 9 am and 5 pm.

Treetop adventure park 'Ventoux Aventure'

Treetop adventure park ‘Ventoux Aventure’

Mormoiron

From 02/04 to 02/10, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 6 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.

Initiation et perfectionnement à l'escalade avec Roc'Dentelles

Initiation et perfectionnement à l’escalade avec Roc’Dentelles

Gigondas

From 10/03 to 30/06/2022, every Monday and Tuesday.

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.

Carriage rides with harnessed donkeys

Carriage rides with harnessed donkeys

Pernes-les-Fontaines

All year round, daily.

Potholing with Aventure Souterraine

Potholing with Aventure Souterraine

Saint-Christol

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Paintball

Paintball

Avignon

All year round, daily.

La Table d'Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

La Table d’Alain Jaume Ride and Wines

Orange

From 01/01 to 31/12 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. Closed on Sunday.

Discover our mountains on a trail with aventoux’rando

Discover our mountains on a trail with aventoux’rando

Vaison-la-Romaine

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

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.

Caving with ASPA

Caving with ASPA

Saint-Christol

All year round, daily. Every day at 9am and 2pm. By reservation.

Treetop adventure park  'Oxygene Parc Aventure'

Treetop adventure park ‘Oxygene Parc Aventure’

Vaison-la-Romaine

From 09/04 to 25/04, daily between 10 am and 6 pm. From 30/04 to 26/06, every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From 02/07 to 28/08, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. From 10/09 to 16/10, every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From 22/10 to 30/10/2022, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

Forest Sensation Treetop Adventures

Forest Sensation Treetop Adventures

La Tour-d’Aigues

From 02/04 to 30/06 Opening hours on Wednesday and Saturday between 1 pm and 5 pm. On Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm. From 01/07 to 31/08, daily between 10 am and 7 pm. From 01/09 to 04/12 Opening hours on Wednesday and Saturday between 1 pm and 5 pm. On Sunday between 11 am and 5 pm.

Bollène Aventure (Treetop adventure park)

Bollène Aventure (Treetop adventure park)

Bollène

From 09/04 to 09/05/2022, daily between 10 am and 6 pm. From 10/05 to 30/06/2022, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From 01/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 9 am and 7 pm. From 01/09 to 21/10/2022, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm. From 22/10 to 06/11/2022, daily between 1.30 pm and 5.30 pm.

Pêche à l'Etang de La Bonde

Pêche à l’Etang de La Bonde

Cabrières-d’Aigues

All year round, daily.

Venasqu' Ânes

Venasqu’ Ânes

Venasque

All year round, daily. By reservation.

Vélo Vino

Vélo Vino

Vacqueyras

All year round, daily.

Air Escapade - Microlight flight

Air Escapade – Microlight flight

Saint-Martin-de-Castillon

From 02/04 to 30/09/2022, daily between 8 am and 10 pm.

Ascension du Mont Ventoux de nuit pour observer le lever de soleil - AVentoux'Rando

Ascension du Mont Ventoux de nuit pour observer le lever de soleil – AVentoux’Rando

Bédoin

From 02/01 to 30/12, daily at 11 pm. Subject to favorable weather. Cancelled in case of bad weather. Postponed in case of bad weather. On demand.

Exploring and having fun

Visiting a town and a village is always a rewarding activity. And when this activity takes on a recreational dimension, 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 to complete. These can often lead you to streets that you would not have taken during a more classic walk!

Exploring in Orange
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)!

Exploring in Vaison

Exploring and having fun

Jeux de piste et enquêtes dans les villages

Treasure hunt at Ferme du Rouret

Treasure hunt at Ferme du Rouret

Mazan

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022. Closed Monday, Friday and Sunday. Without booking :Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (last departure at 6 p.m.) and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last departure at 11 a.m.) and from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (last departure at 6 p.m.). By reservation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (last departure at 11 a.m.).

“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 dans les Dentelles

Intrigue dans la ville dans les Dentelles

Gigondas

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, daily.

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.

Témoignage

Don’t miss

Walks with the donkeys

animals

With the animals

Pony Trekking - Garances Stables

Pony Trekking – Garances Stables

Malaucène

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

Provence HippoServices

Provence HippoServices

Saint-Saturnin-lès-Apt

All year round, daily.

Guided tour of the Llama Farm

Guided tour of the Llama Farm

Le Barroux

From 01/04 to 29/10/2022, every Thursday at 10.30 am.

Centre équestre Poney Club du Clos d'enfer

Centre équestre Poney Club du Clos d’enfer

Jonquières

Every day throughout the year. Closed on Sunday.

Balade en attelage et roulotte

Balade en attelage et roulotte

Le Barroux

From 01/04 to 31/10/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 9 am and 10 am.

Visite découverte de la ferme de l'Oiselet

Visite découverte de la ferme de l’Oiselet

Sarrians

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022, daily.

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.

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

Balade contée au cœur du village de Malaucène - Compagnie Les Nomades du Ventoux

Balade contée au cœur du village de Malaucène – Compagnie Les Nomades du Ventoux

Malaucène

Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 5 pm. From 05/07 to 30/08/2022, every Tuesday at 5 pm.