Vaison-la-Romaine tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vaison-la-Romaine: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Dentelles de Montmirail at 7 km and Le Barroux at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vaison-la-Romaine, 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 Vaison-la-Romaine 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 Vaison-la-Romaine

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)

More information about Vaison-la-Romaine, Provence

Tourist attractions near Vaison-la-Romaine, France

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

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

Vaison-la-Romaine 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 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