Map - Department Vaucluse
The name of the department is of Latin origin and means ‘a blind valley’.
It is in the valley, around the rivers Rhone and Durance, and in picturesque Vaucluse Mountains, that the department stretches, the nature of which is one of the most colourful and varied in Provence.
Vaucluse grants tourists a lot of opportunities. These are traditional walking tours on numerous routes to satisfy any taste all the year round, horse racing and mountaineering, Lake Vaucluse plunging, speleology, cultural tours in historical places, visits to vineyards and wineries with tasting of famous local wines, various ethnographic holidays, music and theatre festivals and a lot of other things. Any visitor of Vaucluse will surely find the occupation to his heart and liking.
And before going home, be sure to take along some charming curio, be it lavender honey or a bunch of Provence herbs, a piece of local-made soap or excellent local nougat, a bottle of vintage French wine or some exquisite antique thing.
Looking at them at home, you will surely remember heavenly landscapes of Vaucluse with its wonderful nature, beautiful cities and towns, hospitable original people, who can preserve what the Nature had given them, appreciate their history and readily share their heritage with everybody who comes on a visit.
You will remember this and wish to return there again.