HOLIDAY HOMES TO RENT IN VAUCLUSE, PROVENCE / COTE D'AZUR.
Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Vaucluse, France.
Situated in the west of the Provence-Alpes-Coted'Azur region, the inland departement of Vaucluse is always a popular day trip destination for holidaymakers staying on the Mediterranean coast. It is also a major tourist attraction in its own right, being home to two of the most historically significant towns in southern France, as well as some of the most intriguing and spectacular scenery. Fans of the Tour de France cycling race will recognise parts of the Vaucluse scenery very well, as the endurance contest frequently includes a climb up the Mont Ventoux in its schedule.
While most people have heard of Avignon because of the song about its bridge, there is far more to this pretty town than a nursery rhyme. In fact, the bridge in the song is only partially standing now, although you can walk onto it for a short distance if you want to say you've been. Avignon was the home of the Popes in the 14th century, and there are numerous religious buildings and structures reflecting this part of its history. In fact, there are so many significant and architecturally impressive buildings in Avignon's old town, it has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Most of the important buildings are situated around Palace Square, named after the Pope's Palace and now open to the public. This is where you can also find the 12th century Gothic cathedral. To get a great view over this part of the town, and the bridge, climb the Doms rock, said to be the heart of the city and now located in a pleasant garden; a great place to take a break from sightseeing.
Further north is the smaller town of Orange, home to two outstanding Roman monuments that still remain in excellent condition. The theatre and triumphal arch in the old town are worth driving the extra distance if you are on a day trip to Avignon from the coast. The theatre is so well preserved that it actually hosts a festival of choral music every summer – a unique experience for either a history buff or a music fan.
In the northeast of the region, the scenery becomes more dramatic and mountainous. This is where the famous MontVentoux can be found; famous for its impact on the Tour de France over the decades. Only dedicated cyclists should try and copy their heroes and tackle the climb on two wheels. Travelling by car is much easier and means you will appreciate the almost alien landscape and the view when you get to the summit.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Vaucluse? Then below is a selection of gites in Vaucluse and villas in Vaucluse that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.