Carpentras tourism and travel guide

Photo of Carpentras in Vaucluse

Visit Carpentras: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Beaucet at 9 km and Venasque at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Carpentras, France: places to visit and attractions

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.

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

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vaucluse

Map of places to visit near Carpentras

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)

More information about Carpentras, Provence

Tourist attractions near Carpentras, France

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)
  • 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

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

Carpentras is in the south-east of France. 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