A cabin with a panoramic view at the summit of Ventoux, an 18th-century chateau in the middle of a large park, a bed and breakfast run by a shepherd… it’s impossible not to find the perfect place for you!
The cabins of Camping du Mont Serein
All around the year, the Mont Serein campsite, right at the top of Ventoux, offers cabins and chalets, some of which have a panoramic view of the Vercors Massif and the Alps. Ideal for testing the “dévalkart” or “tubing” at the Mont Serein resort in summer, taking a walk in snowshoes in winter, exploring the woods to hear the bellowing of the stag in autumn, or simply gazing at the wide open spaces from the terrace.
Chalets with panoramic views for 2-5 people from €200/ 2 nights, “pod” chalet for 2 people from €65/ night
Camping du Mont Serein
T. +33 (0)4 90 60 49 16
A room at the Château Martinay, near Carpentras.
2807 Route de Mazan
T. +33 (0)4 90 63 03 03
Entering this 18th-century château, built by the great Provençale Isnard family, is like stepping into in a fairy tale: vast bedrooms and lounges with wood panelling, black and white tiles in the corridor or glazed floor tiles in the bedrooms, an immense terrace with views over the property, groves all around where you could expect to find Sleeping Beauty, and charming annexes which are scattered among the woodland trees and can be reached by golf buggy. The ideal base from which to explore the Comtat Vanaissin area.
The Viguier farm: stay with a shepherd and truffle hunter
In this village with only 380 inhabitants, nestled up against the side of the mountain and surrounded by lavender fields, agritourism has found its ideal home at the Viguier farm. The Giardini family is dedicated to the breeding of sheep and truffle growing, and offers visitors 5 spacious guest rooms (from 2 to 5 people, from €65/ night), the ‘table d’hôtes’ where you can taste the produce of the farm (€20/pers.) and a gite (3 pers.). Winter truffle stays can be booked in advance, and include overnight, truffle hunting with Mr Giardini and his dog, and a truffle-based evening meal straight out of the oven, cooked by his wife Mugette (€225/ 2 pers.).
Chambre d’Hôtes Le Viguier
T.+33 (0)4 90 64 04 33
A family-run hotel in Bedoin, the perfect place to start your ascent of the mountain
Hôtel la Garance
Hameau de Ste Colombe
T. +33 (0)4 90 12 81 00
Here is a hotel as we like it: Provençal charm without sacrificing comfort, an ideal location at the foot of the Ventoux, the sincere and warm hospitality of Johanna, who has been knocking about in the hotel industry for 40 years, 30 of which have been spent in Vaucluse, and a true sense of service.
All for a very reasonable price. And if you feel like it, you can get on your bike and start your ascent of the legendary Mont Ventoux directly from Bedoin (if necessary by renting an electric bike from right next door).
From €99/ 2 people
A gite with a wine-grower, at the Mas Caron, in Caromb
Cerise and Marc Boulon left Paris to create the Domaine de Mas Caron and realise the possibility of cultivating and growing 11 hectares of AOC Ventoux vines there. 2 gites are available for rent on the domain so that you can combine the discovery of the vineyard with a charming stay in the 18th-century farmhouses complete with exposed beams and stonework. Swings, swimming pool, and bowling alley amid the pine trees… it’s time to get away!
A “main gite” for 8 people and a “friend’s gite” for 6 people, from €800/ week
Domaine de Mas Caron
1187 route de Carpentras
T. +33 (0)6 77 96 07 08