What a fantastic place to visit! The idyllic Provençal countryside surrounds this picturesque village of Venasque –exactly what you imagine when you hear the word Provençal. Perched on its rocky outcrop in the Nesque valley (great for canyoning) and with views over the Carpentras plain (Fabulous for black truffles). Venasque has been classed as one of the ‘most beautiful villages of France’ –yes, that’s a thing.

Its tactical position has led the village to an interesting past but the citadel ramparts are also a window into its dramatic past.

From the top of the village you can visit the classified 12th century church and the 3 Saracen towers and look out over breath-taking views of the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux.

Venasque makes for a perfect trip back into the medieval era whilst still experiencing the modern Provençal and artistic way of life.

Sénanque Abbey, Gordes
Sénanque Abbey, Gordes

Venasque is a great central point to visit other renowned villages and sites in the region. For one of the most stunning  luxury villas of the area, try Aqua Vita. This impressive wedding venue or family reunion destination will blow your mind!

Venasque checklist:

Aqua Vita, Venasque

Aqua Vita, Venasque

There are some stunning properties to be rented in this gorgeous slice of Provence. Beautifully restored farmhouses with heated pools, wine domains for large groups or weddings and villas for families.

Be inspired by our collection of beautiful villas for rent around Venasque.

Le Bastidon, Gordes