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!
An eagerly anticipated family attraction in Provence! SPLASHWORLD® PROVENCE will fully open its doors in Monteux, between Avignon and Carpentras, in June 2016! This new-generation, eco-friendly water park is easily accessible by road and train and offers novel attractions such as the world’s largest surf simulator. There are also areas set aside for group dining restaurants and conference rooms. Finally, a range of evening events are planned where you can watch acrobatic surfers against a backdrop of ambient electronic music.
Since 2014, “Daytour” signs have appeared here and there over Provence, along with bicycles ready for nature-loving cyclists. You’ll find them outside a Châteauneuf-du-Pape cellar, at a camp-site near Avignon, or in Coustellet, at the gate of the Luberon. Visitors can rent bicycles and download the Daytour application to get GPS coordinates, highlights, comments and even special rates for sites and service providers along the way. If you rent a bicycle for two or more days, they can be delivered to you, 7 days a week.
At Châteauneuf-du-Pape, two cellars, the Cellier des Princes and the Domaine de Nalys, offer the opportunity to discover the vineyard, one by bike, the other on foot, and finish your tour with a tasting of wines of the appellation and a picnic of local products.
It made its appearance a few years ago in the Vaucluse landscape, land of hills and hilltop villages, and now shares in (almost) equal measure the small lanes with its traditional counterpart. A focus on the fleet which is available from various rental companies in the area.
Cycling enthusiasts can indulge themselves to their hearts’ content on this newly marked, FFC-(French Cycling Federation) approved itinerary!
Travel the length of this 232-kilometre, one-way trail with 5,750 m elevation gain, from North to South, and explore the region’s most beautiful sites from Mont Ventoux to the Luberon.
Spring 2012 saw the establishment of the company SUN-E-BIKE in Luberon: 200 electrically assisted bikes are based in the villages of Gordes, Bonnieux (northern slope), and Lauris (southern slope) and are available for hire to all visitors who love wide open spaces without making too much of an effort.