8 days in Vaucluse Itinerary

8 days in Vaucluse Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Vaucluse vacation planner
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Train
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Avignon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Apt
— 4 nights
Drive to Marseille Provence Airport, Fly to Brussels

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Avignon — 3 nights

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Take a break from the city and head to Wine Safari and Petit Golf de Piolenc. For shopping fun, head to Les Secrets De Lola or Marche Provencal. Change things up with these side-trips from Avignon: Roman Theatre of Orange (in Orange), Vaison-la-Romaine (Galerie D'Art de la Place du Poids & Sites Archeologiques de Vaison la Romaine) and Mt Ventoux (in Brantes). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Pont d'Avignon, head off the coast to Ile de la Barthelasse, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the historical opulence of Palais des Papes.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Avignon day trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Avignon is an approximately 5.5-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in July: high temperatures in Avignon hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Apt.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips

Apt — 4 nights

Apt is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.It lies on the left bank of the Calavon, 41mi east of Avignon. Get outdoors at Le Sentier des Ocres and Golf du Luberon. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery Contemporary Tapiezo or La Compagnie des Ocres. Explore Apt's surroundings by going to Poterie Point Fusion (in Cabrieres d'Aigues), Ventoux Passion Nature (in Sault) and Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque (in Gordes). There's still lots to do: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market, take in the pleasant sights at Vieille Ville de Gordes, and explore the striking landscape at Les Gorges de Regalon.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Apt trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Avignon to Apt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.
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Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Vaucluse travel guide

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Castles · Bridges · Landmarks
Vaucluse is a department named after the famous spring, the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, close to the Mediterranean Sea, with a breezy, warm climate. The name means "Closed Valley," because the valley ends with a cliff face from which emanates a spring whose origin is so deep that its source has yet to be determined. Bordered by the Rhône to the west and the River Durance to the south, the mountains occupy a significant proportion of the eastern half of the department, with Mont Ventoux towering at 1,912 m (6,272 ft), also known as "the Giant of Provence," dominating the landscape. This department has interesting attractions in the form of medieval ramparts in its main town of Avignon, and Gordes is often considered to be one of the most beautiful villages and popular vacation spots in the country.
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