Carpentras tourism and travel guide

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Visit Carpentras: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Carpentras is a sizeable town, and although not always considered a 'tourist town' we found it had a good number of sites of interest

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Carpentras. For detailed visitor information see the Carpentras travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Carpentras include "town of art and history".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Beaucet at 9 km and Venasque at 10 km.

Carpentras, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

Pernes-les-Fontaines takes its name from the large number of historic fountains in...

See Pernes-les-Fontaines guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See Le Beaucet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Venasque guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 10 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Le Barroux guide
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Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide


at 15 km (direction south)

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a pretty town well known for its rivers and their...

See L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue guide


at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

The highlight of your visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is the wooded valley and...

See Fontaine-de-Vaucluse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

Seguret is a very picturesque village east of Orange, now classified among...

See Seguret guide


at 17 km (direction west)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a pretty village in Vaucluse, overlooked by a ruined castle...

See Chateauneuf-du-Pape guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 19 km (direction south-east)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south-east)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited...

See Gordes guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

You are spoiled for choice in Vaison-la-Romaine, with substantial Roman remains and...

See Vaison-la-Romaine guide
Ancient Theatre of Orange

Ancient Theatre of Orange

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

The Antique Theatre in Orange is one of the best preserved Roman...

See Ancient Theatre of Orange guide

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Markets in and near Carpentras

Market days in Carpentras: seasonal market: Friday;

  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (6km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (13km)
  • Courthezon: market Friday (14km)
  • Vedene: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (14km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Sorgues: market Sunday (16km)
  • Le Pontet: market Thursday (18km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (20km)

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Tourist attractions near Carpentras, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (22km)
  • Glanum (34km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (21km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (49km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (7km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (15km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (31km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (33km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (33km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (44km)
  • Jardin des herbes (45km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dentelles de Montmirail (14km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (23km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (35km)
  • Colorado Provencal (38km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (44km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (44km)

Geography and distances

Carpentras is in the south-east of France at 22 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Carpentras is 573 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Carpentras

Canton: Carpentras

Arrondissement: Carpentras

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84200

Distance to Carpentras

from Avignon (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 573 km

from Calais: 803 km

from Nice: 182 km

from Bordeaux: 455 km

from Strasbourg: 545 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 Carpentras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubignan, Loriol-du-Comtat, Monteux and Saint-Didier.

This page in French: Visiter Carpentras


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