Aurel tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Sault at 4 km from Aurel

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Aurel is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aurel in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Sault at 4 km and Montbrun-les-Bains at 5 km.

Aurel, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

In a region most visited for the surrounding lavender fields, Sault is...

See Sault guide


at 5 km (direction north-north-east), in the Drome department

The medieval centre of Montbrun-les-Bains, listed as a 'most beautiful village in...

See Montbrun-les-Bains guide


at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The medieval castle with its domed rotunda is just one of the...

See Simiane-la-Rotonde guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

It is true that Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt is larger and less visited by tourists...

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide
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at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

After a stroll around the historic village of Oppedette you can visit...

See Oppedette guide
Gorges d'Oppedette

Gorges d'Oppedette

Scenery at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department

The Gorges d'Oppedette are picturesque gorges in provence, accessible by several hiking...

See Gorges d'Oppedette guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 26 km (direction west)

From the castle ramparts in Le Barroux you have very far-reaching views...

See Le Barroux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are...

See Venasque guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


at 28 km (direction south)

Less touristy than many Provence towns, the highlight in Apt is the...

See Apt guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The castle, the fortifications, the cliffs and the troglodyte dwellings come together...

See Le Beaucet guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 29 km (direction south-west)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender...

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

at 30 km (direction west)

Although at quite low altitude the jagged peaks of the Dentelles-de-Montmirail are...

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide

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Map of places to visit near Aurel


Markets in and near Aurel

  • Sault: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Banon: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (20km)
  • Buis-les-Baronnies: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (28km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (28km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Vaison-la-Romaine: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (31km)

More information about Aurel, Provence

Tourist attractions near Aurel, France

What to do at Aurel? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aurel.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (13km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (31km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (36km)
  • Prieuré Notre Dame (Ganagobie) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (29km)
  • Jardins du château de Sauvan (34km)
  • Jardins du prieuré de Salagon (34km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (35km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (39km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (46km)
  • Clos de Villeneuve (55km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Gorges de la Nesque (12km)
  • Colorado Provencal (23km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (30km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (45km)
  • Barrage de Gréoux (58km)
  • Lac d'Esparron (62km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Aurel is in the south-east of France at 53 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Aurel is 576 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aurel

Canton: Sault

Arrondissement: Carpentras

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84390

Distance to Aurel

from Avignon (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 576 km

from Calais: 804 km

from Nice: 155 km

from Bordeaux: 483 km

from Strasbourg: 526 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Aurel from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ferrassieres, Montbrun-les-Bains, Reilhanette, Saint-Trinit, Sault and Savoillan.

This page in French: Visiter Aurel


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