Destination guide

Feel at ease in the lavender-scented breeze

Gorge on truffles and wine in this seductive corner of southeast France! Filled with the kind of golden light, honey-colored buildings, and sun-drenched vineyards that fuel many a winter daydream, Vaucluse is Provence par excellence. Its capital is rampart-heavy Avignon, a papal city famous for its beguiling architecture and lively international arts festival. Much of the province is covered by the idyllic rural landscapes of the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon. What's more, there are enough hilltop villages, Gallo-Roman ruins, lavender fields, and gourmet produce to keep even the most hard-to-please Francophile happy for days.

Things to do

You'll be living it up sur le pont d'Avignon

The jewel in this beguiling region's crown is the lively city of Avignon, which peeks out from inside impressive medieval walls. As well as having the starring role in a famous song, Avignon is known for its ecclesiastical architecture, the legacy of a short-lived stint as the center of the Roman Catholic world during the 14th century. It also puts on a thriving arts festival that draws thousands of visitors to the town in July. Want to escape to the great outdoors? Vaucluse vacation rentals are close to the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, which is home to limestone mountains, rolling hills, serene valleys, and a sprinkling of hilltop villages.

Activities

Like a full-bodied red? Head for the vineyards of Vaucluse

Wine lovers, rejoice! This little slice of France sits firmly within the southern Rhone Valley, and Vaucluse vacation rentals are perfectly positioned to make the most of the many vineyards. You can try some Chateauneuf du Pape, perhaps, or maybe a spot of Gigondas? And to go with your tipple, there are more cheese shops, delis, fine restaurants, and truffle emporia than you can shake a stick at. When you're done cramming your face full of the good stuff, you can work off the extra calories on the trails of the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon.

Weather

Want the fun without the fuss? Avoid the summer rush

It can get pretty crowded during the summer months as an influx of Parisians and international travelers escape to the south of France. So, unless you're super keen on July's Avignon Festival, the shoulder seasons are your best bet for booking Vaucluse vacation rentals. In April, May, September, and November, the temperatures are still balmy, but you won't have to fight for a restaurant table. Cost-wise, December to February is the best time to visit, with low season rates across the board. However, some businesses may shutter their doors during the quiet months, so be sure to call ahead to confirm they're open.

Natural features

A pocket of Provencal greenery a short hop from the Med.

Part of Provence in southern France, Vaucluse is known for its diverse landscapes—from sweeping hills to rolling vineyards, from olive groves to lavender fields. The southeastern corner of the region is dominated by the peaks and valleys of the Parc Naturel Regional du Luberon, while to the west is the lively city of Avignon, famed for its medieval city walls. Just to the north of Vaucluse is the mountainous Parc Naturel Regional des Baronnies Provencales. If you want to hit the beach, Vaucluse vacation rentals are well placed. The locale is only a 40-minute drive to the Mediterranean Sea.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Vaucluse

The nearest airport is in Avignon (AVN-Caumont), located 15.6 mi (25 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Marseille (MRS-Marseille - Provence), which is 39.1 mi (62.9 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Carpentras Station, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Station and Monteux Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Vaucluse?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,344 vacation rentals near Vaucluse. From 5,440 Houses to 1,540 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vaucluse for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vaucluse?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vaucluse. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Avignon: 3,733 vacation rentals
  • Gordes: 3,034 vacation rentals
  • L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: 3,127 vacation rentals
  • Orange: 4,029 vacation rentals
  • Lourmarin: 2,065 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Vaucluse! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vaucluse?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vaucluse:

  • Avignon: 3,733 rentals
  • Gordes: 3,034 rentals
  • L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: 3,127 rentals
  • Orange: 4,029 rentals
  • Lourmarin: 2,065 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Vaucluse?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Vaucluse are:

  • Orange (XOG-Orange-Caritat Air Base): 5,269 vacation rentals
  • Caumont Airport (AVN): 6,279 vacation rentals
  • Marseille Provence Airport (MRS): 4,313 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Vaucluse?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Vaucluse. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Avignon (XZN-Avignon TGV Train Station): 6,054 rentals
  • L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Station: 7,104 rentals
  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape: 5,969 rentals
  • Avignon Central Station: 5,853 rentals
  • Village des Bories: 6,432 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vaucluse listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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