On the southern slope of the Mont Ventoux, Aroma Plantes farm and organic distillery never fails to delight with their brand-new ways to discover lavender from every angle. As well as the discovery trails, the Aromatic Bar and a range of interactive workshops, they have just this year introduced a “Galerie du Temps” (Gallery Through Time).
Here’s some good news for people who love exploring the countryside or climbing the slopes by electric bicycle – Vaucluse now boasts 13 charging stations and 150 Fast Chargers spread across the region, at Tourist Offices and member organisations of the Accueil Vélo (bicycle-friendly) network.
There’s no mystery about it – the reason the Lavender Museum has become a Provence must-see is that it offers visitors something new every year, and we can only congratulate it! This year there are themed activities, such as the gourmet trail giving visitors the chance to finally taste the lavender (yes, really!) and a ‘tour for the nose’ giving an unforgettable sensory experience. And there’s more!
The brand new Parc Spirou amusement park is opening on 1 June 2018 between Avignon and Carpentras. Unsurprisingly, it’s themed around the Spirou comic strip. And although Spirou himself is the park’s symbol, the attractions will be based on Spirou and Fantasio cartoon books as well as other characters from the Dupuis stable, including Marsupilami, Lucky Luke, the Daltons and Gaston Lagaffe. Something for all the generations to enjoy together!
If there was a list of towns and regions with the most beautiful aerial views, you can bet that Vaucluse and Avignon would be on it. The Medieval city seemingly entwined within its city walls, nestled against the Rhône and dominated by its vast Gothic palace, and a little further afield, the Luberon mountain range with its hilltop villages, the legendary Mont Ventoux, and the rippling vineyards of the Dentelles de Montmirail…These are just some of the dream landscapes that you can discover during one of Easy Helico’s sightseeing flights.
Stroll through Gordes with a guide, visit a melon farm in Cavaillon, find out about the Vaudois’ tragic destiny in South Luberon, learn the story of the ‘Pope’s Jews’, or take in the Mediterranean flora and fauna on the borders of the Durance River with a naturalist bird-loving guide. The Luberon-Monts de Vaucluse Tourist Information Office lays on themed tours all year round for individuals and groups. A great way of getting to know this famous mountain and Nature Park better.
Every Monday and Friday morning, a guide takes your individual English-speaking clients on a 3-hr tour of the historic centre of Avignon, and into the Palace of the Popes (with a priority-access ticket). A regular tour, that’s easily booked, telling the full story of when the Papal seat was in Avignon. And the icing on the cake: pre-lunch drinks in an unusual setting to round the morning off.
The Algovital Laboratory, specialists in perfumes and natural cosmetics, marketed under the brand name, “Terre des Sens,” is located at the foot of Mont Ventoux. It has its own research department and production unit and has expanded its traditional business activities by adding a aromatherapy training centre as well as a ceramics workshop aimed at developing new techniques for diffusing fragrances.
The entire site is now open to the public.