Top picnic spots Provence © O’Brien

Top picnic spots

in Vaucluse Provence

Spring sees the return of the picnic. On the banks of the river, in the shade of cherry trees or the summit of Mount Ventoux, there are so many beautiful picnicking spots in Vaucluse that we can’t wait to share with you.

The perfect picnic basket

for a Provencal break

There are a host of delicious things to choose from in Vaucluse to fill your picnic basket.

Start with some whole olives to wake up your taste buds, or some zingy green or salty black olive tapenade spread on a baguette.

Then, enjoy slices of Cavaillon melon (which can also be for dessert) and sweet cherry tomatoes bought at the nearest farmer’s market.

Make sandwiches with Ventoux ham or a fresh goat’s cheese like the classic Banon.

For something sweet to nibble on to finish your meal, try the navette biscuits, whereas Carpentras strawberries, Ventoux cherries, peaches or apricots are a sweet and juicy choice if in season.

The perfect picnic basket

Where can you buy things for a picnic?

For quality products from the terroir.

Vous recherchez des produits de saison, cultivés localement ? Rendez-vous sur les marchés de nos villages pour glaner les plus beaux fruits, les Are you looking for locally-grown seasonal products? Visit the markets in our villages to buy the most beautiful fruit, the best cheese or the tastiest charcuterie! Enjoy the free tastings the producers organise to help you choose.

Fill your bags and baskets with local products when you like in Vaucluse, early in the morning, or at the end of the afternoon at the evening markets that bring the town squares to life from April to September.

Market -  Ventoux