One of the most beautiful villages in France, Venasque is a medieval town perched on a steep cliff, far from mass tourism. Situated 11 kilometres from Carpentras, in the heart of the Vaucluse, it gave its name to the Comtat Venaissin.
It's a true pleasure to stroll its steep lanes and discover its heritage: the 13th century baptistery, the Romanesque church and its painting won back from the Louvre, the Roman walls...
From the Esplanade, a magnificent view spreads out before you and lets you admire the landscapes of the Monts de Vaucluse, the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Mont Ventoux.
The site of Venasque has been inhabited since prehistoric times as evidenced by the presence of caves in the valley of the Nesque. It was the territory of a Gallic tribe whose centre was Carpentras.