Vaison-la-Romaine tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: You are spoiled for choice in Vaison-la-Romaine, with substantial Roman remains and also a large medieval centre to explore

Vaison-la-Romaine 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 Vaison-la-Romaine. For detailed visitor information see the Vaison-la-Romaine travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Vaison-la-Romaine include "town of art and history" and "recommended detour".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Dentelles de Montmirail at 7 km and Le Barroux at 12 km.

Vaison-la-Romaine, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction south-west)

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

See Seguret guide
Dentelles de Montmirail

Dentelles de Montmirail

at 7 km (direction south)

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

See Dentelles de Montmirail guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 12 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Le Barroux guide


at 14 km (direction north-north-east), in the Drome department

The lively lower town and the narrow streets around the castle in the old...

See Nyons guide


at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Drome department

The cobbled paths, vaulted passages and ancient arches entice you to further explore the...

See Aubres guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

Naturoptere is a biodiversity centre where you can learn of the interaction between nature...

See Naturoptère guide


at 21 km (direction south)

Carpentras is a sizeable town, and although not always considered a 'tourist town' we...

See Carpentras guide


Heritage Site at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

Orange is best known for its Roman monuments such as the very good condition...

See Orange guide


at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Drome department

As well as the castle that dominates the hillside village of Grignan you will...

See Grignan guide
Ancient Theatre of Orange

Ancient Theatre of Orange

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ancient Theatre of Orange guide


at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Pernes-les-Fontaines guide


at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateauneuf-du-Pape guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Venasque guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Le Beaucet guide

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Markets in and near Vaison-la-Romaine

Market days in Vaison-la-Romaine: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Vaison-la-Romaine: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Nyons: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Sainte-Cecile-les-Vignes: market Saturday (15km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (16km)
  • Buis-les-Baronnies: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Valreas: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Suze-la-Rousse: market Friday (18km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Courthezon: market Friday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Vaison-la-Romaine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (0km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (30km)
  • Abbaye d'Aiguebelle (Montjoyer) (31km)
  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (38km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (26km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (30km)
  • Jardin des herbes (30km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dentelles de Montmirail (7km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (30km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (43km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (44km)
  • Colorado Provencal (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (32km)

Geography and distances

Vaison-la-Romaine is in the south-east of France at 38 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Vaison-la-Romaine is 554 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vaison-la-Romaine

Canton: Vaison-la-Romaine

Arrondissement: Carpentras

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84110

Distance to Vaison-la-Romaine

from Avignon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 554 km

from Calais: 784 km

from Nice: 186 km

from Bordeaux: 452 km

from Strasbourg: 525 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 Vaison-la-Romaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Buisson, Crestet, Entrechaux, Puymeras, Roaix, Sablet, Saint-Romain-en-Viennois, Seguret and Villedieu.

This page in French: Visiter Vaison-la-Romaine