The Vaucluse department in north-west Provence is the place to be if you are looking for a holiday destination where you can visit quaint villages, stand on craggy hilltops and step back in time at historical sites. Avignon and Orange on the west are two popular historic sites near to Vaucluse accommodation and are not to be missed. See the spectacular Pope's Palace, which is one of the grandest buildings in the country, as well as the famous bridge that's mentioned in the nursery rhyme 'Sur le pont d'Avignon'.
To the north of Vaucluse holiday rentals is the town of Mont Ventoux that is best known as a Tour de France mountain ascent and it attracts thousands of keen cyclists for this very reason. South of Mont Ventoux is a great place to view the rocky landscape of Dentelles de Montmirail and is very popular with hikers. It's a good idea to leave your Vaucluse accommodation and start your expedition up the mountain from the village of Seguret as it's said to be one of the most beautiful villages in France along with the village of Venasque.
Gordes, which lies South to Vaucluse holiday rentals also has a cluster of villages in and around the Luberon Regional Natural Park. Visitors here can see the Fontaine-de-vaucluse, the source of the River Sourge. The villages of the Luberon lie to the south and the famous lavender-filled fields of the Drome-Provencal to the east.