Venasque tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are just two of the reasons to visit the village of Venasque

Venasque 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 Venasque. For detailed visitor information see the Venasque travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Venasque include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pernes-les-Fontaines at 7 km and Abbey of Senanque at 8 km.

Venasque, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 2 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Le Beaucet guide


at 7 km (direction west)

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

See Pernes-les-Fontaines guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Abbey of Senanque guide


at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fontaine-de-Vaucluse guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Village des Bories guide


at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Carpentras guide


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

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

See Gordes guide


at 11 km (direction south-west)

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

See L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Roussillon guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Le Barroux guide


at 17 km (direction south)

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon villages, but...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are overflowing with...

See Menerbes guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt guide

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

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Markets in and near Venasque

  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (8km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (14km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (14km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (15km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (17km)
  • Vedene: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (20km)
  • Malaucene: market Wednesday (20km)

More information about Venasque, Provence

Tourist attractions near Venasque, France

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

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (23km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (28km)
  • Glanum (34km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (10km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (50km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (54km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (3km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (22km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (23km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (30km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (34km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (34km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (44km)
  • Jardin des herbes (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (41km)
  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (53km)

Geography and distances

Venasque is in the south-east of France at 27 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Venasque is 581 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Venasque

Canton: Pernes-les-Fontaines

Arrondissement: Carpentras

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84210

Distance to Venasque

from Avignon (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 581 km

from Calais: 812 km

from Nice: 173 km

from Bordeaux: 464 km

from Strasbourg: 548 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 Venasque from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blauvac, La Roque-sur-Pernes, Le Beaucet, Malemort-du-Comtat, Methamis and Saint-Didier.

This page in French: Visiter Venasque