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Pack your bags for a sunny getaway in the South of France. Today, we take you to Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur and more precisely to the Vaucluse. If you are wondering what your stay will be about, we can already tell you that you will visit villages classified among the most beautiful in France, that you will be dazzled by the Provencal landscapes.
Indeed, between the lavender fields, the Ochre Trail, the Mont Ventoux, the Luberon Natural Park, the Pont d'Avignon, the village of Gordes or Roussillon...you will leave with magnificent pictures and especially with memories in your head. Let's go ! Follow us to discover the richness of this territory.
Once you have made your reservation for a room or suite in a spa hotel in Vaucluse, it's time to look at the activities. If you don't know the best addresses in this destination or if you're looking for original activities, this is the only place to get inspired. The editors of Unique Hotel Spa went in search of innovative offers. Below, we reveal a number of ideas for a weekend out as a couple, with friends, family or alone.
Start your getaway with bucolic walks in the charming towns and villages of the Vaucluse. Discover Avignon, Apt, l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (capital of antique dealers and brocanteurs), Gordes, Carpentras, Roussillon, Venasque or Séguret. One thing is sure, you will have a great time walking around all the corners of these villages.
Continue your escapade with a wine-making workshop in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. For two hours, put yourself in the shoes of a winemaker and create your own wine. This is an activity you won't soon forget.
Then, for an unforgettable stay, treat yourself to a donkey ride at sunset. During 3 hours, you will walk off the beaten track. At the rhythm of your donkey, through vineyards and olive groves, you will enjoy the sweetness of the Provencal countryside, lulled by the song of cicadas.
You certainly plan to discover tourist places during your stay or weekend but a relaxing break will also be necessary.
Take advantage of your visit to Provence to practice a yoga session in the middle of a lavender field. What could be better than to recharge your batteries in an idyllic setting with a breathtaking view of the Luberon?
If you wish to relax in the spas of the most famous hotels in the Vaucluse, we have a few addresses that we can recommend to you. We suggest the 500 m² wellness center of the Auberge de Cassagne & Spa in Pontet-Avignon with an overflowing jacuzzi, a eucalyptus hammam, a sauna, a chromotherapy shower, a fitness room and 5 cabins, 4 of which are double. The Coquillade Village spa & Wellness Center and the Bio Spa at the Château de Massillan also offer temples of well-being. These last two hotels are excellent addresses for a romantic stay.
Finally, other hotels such as Airelles Gordes La Bastide in Gordes, Le Mas des Herbes Blanches in Joucas, the Domaine de Fontenille in Lauris or the Novotel Avignon Centre offer you ideal infrastructures for your well-being. In each establishment you will find hammams, saunas, swimming pools, body and facial treatments, whirlpools and much more.
The Vaucluse department is full of luxurious addresses and activities. We have selected a few that we recommend you try during your stay or weekend in this French department.
Treat yourself to luxurious meals in Michelin-starred restaurants. We recommend lunch or dinner at La Vieille Fontaine (1 star), La Mirande (1 star) or Pollen (1 star) in Avignon. In Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, let yourself be seduced by the exceptional cuisine of the restaurant Le Vivier (1 star). Whichever address you choose, you will enjoy exceptional dishes. Don't forget to make a reservation in advance, these are very famous places.
Continue your stay with a golf session. Provence is the ideal place for golfing and the Vaucluse has some very nice golf courses. Among them, we recommend the Golf d'Avignon Châteaublanc, the Golf Grand d'Avignon or the Golf de Saumane.
Finally, take a little height and discover the Luberon in a hot air balloon. During one hour, fly over the sublime villages of Roussillon, Bonnieu, Mènerez, the Ochre Trail and the forest. You will explore Provence in an atypical way. Postcard landscapes await you.
Now you know all the activities not to be missed for a weekend or a stay in the Vaucluse. To help you organize your next getaway, we have also decided to help you by proposing a two-day program concentrated around the city of Avignon and the village of Gordes. "Where to sleep", "where to eat", "what to do in the Vaucluse in only two days" will have no more secrets for you. Let's go, follow us!
To answer your question "Where to sleep", we recommend you to spend one night or more in one of the rooms or suites in the colors of Provence of the Auberge de Cassagne & Spa in Pontet-Avignon. There, you will enjoy a gastronomic restaurant referenced in all the guides, a 500 m² spa with heated and fun swimming pool, overflowing jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, soft chromotherapy, 5 treatment rooms including 4 doubles and a fitness room.
To confirm your choice of spa hotel, do not hesitate to consult the reviews and the online rating of customers on booking platforms such as Booking. They will confirm that this establishment is exceptional because of its quality/price ratio and that the staff will take care of you. Now, let's focus on the activities!
After your first night in your spa hotel or arrival in Avignon, set out to discover the wonders of the City of the Popes. In the morning, stroll on the famous Avignon bridge, visit the Palace of the Popes, the garden of the Rocher des Doms and the historical center of Avignon. Is it time for lunch? Savor the creative cuisine of Chef Mathieu Desmarest at the Michelin-starred gourmet restaurant Pollen. After this gustatory interlude, push the doors of one of the city's museums. Choose the Petit Palais museum or the Calvet museum. At the end of the afternoon, to close your beautiful day, allow yourself a moment of relaxation in the hotel's spa. In the evening, before returning to your room, we recommend you to dine at the hotel's gourmet restaurant.
After a Provencal breakfast, drive to Gordes, one of the most beautiful villages in France, in the heart of the Monts du Vaucluse. During your day, in this sublime village of the Luberon, walk in the paved streets and stop at will to admire the breathtaking view of the Luberon Regional Natural Park. At noon, have lunch at the Clover Gordes restaurant for a Mediterranean-style meal. In the afternoon, continue your walk in this charming village by visiting the Castle of Gordes and the cellars of the Palais Saint-Firmin. Don't hesitate to take one of the many hiking trails starting from the village, there is nothing more magical than walking in the scrubland.
The department of Vaucluse, which is part of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, is full of activities for a weekend or a stay alone, with friends, as a couple or with the family. If we had to summarize in a few words what this corner of France is all about, we would obviously mention its magnificent spa hotels, its gastronomic addresses, its Ochre trail, the Luberon massif, the Mont Ventoux and all the charming villages like Gordes. In short, you have certainly understood, this escapade in the Vaucluse will be placed under the sign of discovery, wonder and relaxation. Don't delay in booking a room or suite in a spa hotel in Vaucluse.
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