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Vaucluse Vacation Packages

Wander through the small towns of this charming region in the south of France to get to its world-renowned natural spring.

Vaucluse is an area of old-world relics, from castles and palaces to abbeys and fortified communes. Explore the department’s varied blend of terrain, from the western Rhône River and the southern Durance River to the mountains in the east. Spend time admiring the intriguing attractions, iconic bridge and monumental Palace of the Popes in the well-known walled city of Avignon.

The area’s name is derived from the Latin for “closed valley” (vallis clausa), referencing the cliffs surrounding the natural spring. The ancient city of Avignon at the western edge of the department. Walk around the city’s cobbled streets and admire the Palais des Papes (Palace of the Popes), one of the largest Gothic palaces in the world. During the 1300s, it functioned as the papal seat. Gaze up at the large towers and marvel at the exquisite frescos in its chapels.

Next to the palace is the renowned St. Bénézet Bridge, also known as the Pont d’Avignon, which spans the Rhône River. Although the 12th-century structure once had 20 arches, only four survive. Listen and you may hear people singing the well-known French children’s song Sur le Pont d’Avignon, which refers to this bridge.

For a change of scenery from city life, head to the gorgeous village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. The village is famous for its powerful natural spring at the foot of the Vaucluse Mountains, the source of the Sorgue river. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the river and up among the town’s castle ruins.

Stop at the pretty village of Gordes to see the 12th-century Sénanque Abbey, which sits on a serene plot of land. Come in summer to witness the nearby lavender field in full bloom.

Vaucluse is in the south of France, near Montpellier, Marseille and Nîmes, all of which have international airports. Drive northeast from Nîmes for just under an hour to reach Avignon. This region has a Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild winters.

The towns and villages of Vaucluse offer a slower pace of life typical of the south of France.


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Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes C$125
Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes

Mercure Avignon Centre Palais des Papes

1 Rue Jean Vilar, Avignon
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 258 reviews
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    Located in Avignon City Centre, this hotel is steps from Place de l'Horloge and Avignon Cathedral. Palais des Papes and Musee du Petit Palais are also within 5 minutes.

    Mercure Pont d'Avignon Centre C$118
    Mercure Pont d'Avignon Centre

    Mercure Pont d'Avignon Centre

    Rue Ferruce Quartier Balance, Avignon
       
      4.2
      of 5, from 353 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in Avignon City Centre, this hotel is steps from Palais des Papes, Musee du Petit Palais, and Pont Saint-Bénézet. Place de l'Horloge and Tour Philippe le Bel are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis C$141
      Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis

      Hotel Le Cloitre St Louis

      20 Rue Du Portail Boquier, Avignon
         
        4.1
        of 5, from 825 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Situated within the city walls of Avignon, this hotel is set in a 16th century building 700 metres from Pont d'Avignon and Dom Gardens.

        Autour du Petit Paradis C$132
        Autour du Petit Paradis

        Autour du Petit Paradis

        5 Rue Noel Biret, Avignon
           
          4.4
          of 5, from 155 reviews
          3.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Avignon City Centre, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Place de l'Horloge, Palais des Papes, and Musee du Petit Palais. Pont Saint-Bénézet and Tour Philippe le Bel are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Hotel de I'Horloge C$135
          Hotel de I'Horloge

          Hotel de I'Horloge

          1 Rue Felicien David, Avignon
             
            4.2
            of 5, from 870 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Avignon City Centre, this hotel is steps from Avignon City Hall and Place de l'Horloge. Palais des Papes and Musee du Petit Palais are also within 10 minutes.

            Premiere Classe Avignon Sud - Parc des Expositions C$41
            Premiere Classe Avignon Sud - Parc des Expositions

            Premiere Classe Avignon Sud - Parc des Expositions

            ZAC De la Castelette, Avignon
               
              3.7
              of 5, from 475 reviews
              1.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Avignon, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Parc des Expositions and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Chateaublanc Golf. Place de l'Horloge and Palais des Papes are also within 6 mi (10 km).

              Novotel Avignon Centre C$118
              Novotel Avignon Centre

              Novotel Avignon Centre

              20 Boulevard Saint Roch, Avignon
                 
                4.3
                of 5, from 713 reviews
                4.0 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Avignon, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Collection Lambert and Place de l'Horloge. Palais des Papes and Pont Saint-Bénézet are also within 1 mi (2 km).

                Premiere Classe Orange C$37
                Premiere Classe Orange

                Premiere Classe Orange

                Chemin de la Sauvageonne, Orange
                   
                  3.3
                  of 5, from 107 reviews
                  0.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Orange, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ancient Theatre of Orange and Triumphal Arch of Orange. Orange Golf Club and SplashWorld Provence are also within 20 mi (32 km).

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