THE AREA

TO SEE TO DO

Des Maisons de Vacances
in the heart of Provence  

It is in the heart of Provence, in a sun-drenched plain, that you will discover Le Mas Saint-Gens.

 

On leaving the park you will have very nice views on: The Dentelles de Montmirail and Mount Ventoux mountain ranges just to the north.

 

The house and its park are within close range of a number enchanting villages : L'Isle-sur-Sorgue, famous for its galleries antique shops andriver-side walks; Pernes les Fontaines, a walled medieval village ;Fontaines de Vaucluse, a miracle of nature ;Les Baux de Provence ; Gordes and Roussillon wich have inspired countless artist.

 

The Mas is an ideal centre for touring the forest of Venasque, Beaucet and the natural park of Luberon.

 

The town of Carpentras, only fives minutes away has a superb market and many cultural attractions.

 

Twenty minutes south is the historic walled city of Avignon and fifteen minutes north is Orange with its Roman theatre.

 

Take the wine road to discover the homes of all the famous Côtes du Rhône wines : (Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Chateauneuf du Pape, Beaumes de Venise etc…). Taste the wines and see the very beautiful villages of these excellent vineyards

 

Avignon, Saumane and Isle sur la Sorgues all within easy reach, have excellent golf- courses.

 

If you like to go a little further afield, visit The Cèze Valley in nearby Gard or set out towards Drôme provençale, taking in Vaison la Romaine with its numerous Roman remains, and the Valley of Ouvèze,

Or drive south to the Camargue, famous for its horses and rice paddies, and of course its seaside resorts, only 50 miles away.

For Curious People
  • Isle sur la Sorgue: antique market

  • Avignon: Pont Saint Bénezet, the Palais des Papes

  • Carpentras: the Synagogue

  • Coustellet: Museum of lavender

  • Roussillon: The trail of ochres

  • Sault: Lavender Route (blooming from early July to mid-August)

  • Gordes: Our Lady of Sénanque Abbey

  • Les-Baux-de-Provence: Chateau des Baux, The Careers of Lights

  • Orange: The Arc de Triomphe, the Antique Theater

  • Chateauneuf-du-Pape: The vineyards

  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: Glanum archaeological site, Les Antiques, Saint-Paul de Mausole monastery 

  • Arles: The arena, the ancient theater, the Saint-Trophime cloister

  • The Pont du Gard: The Pont du Gard Aqueduct

  • Uzes: The Duchy

  • Marseille: The Mucem, the old port

  • Cassis: The creeks

  • The Camargue: Ste Marie de La Mer, Aigues Morte

  • Aix-en-Provence: The mansions, the old Aix

  • Nîmes: The arena, the square house

Dates to remember
  • Carpentras: truffle market (mid-November to the end of March)

  • Isle-sur-la-Sorgue: International Fair Art and Antiquity (Easter and August 15)

  • Avignon: international events of the contemporary living show (July)

  • Orange: The choregies of Orange - Festival of opera and classical music (mid-July)

  • Les Baux-de-Provence: light careers - multimedia shows unique in the world (all year except January - February)

  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: Jazz Festival (September), Transhumance Festival (Whit Monday)

  • Arles: the international meetings of photography (July - August), the ferias (Easter, September)

  • Aix-en-Provence: Easter Festival of classical music (April), International Festival of Lyrical Art (end of July)

  • La Roque d'Anthéron: international piano festival (late July-August)

  • Lourmarin: festival of summer music at the castle (July to October)

  • Nîmes: feria (Pentecost)

  • Les Saintes-Maries de la Mer: Gypsy pilgrimage (May and October)

For Sportive people

Hiking Mont Ventoux, 650 climbing routes to the Dentelles de Montmirail, gliding or airplane starting from Carpentras, paragliding from Mont Ventoux or Sault, canoeing on the Sorgue, golf courses.

 

And of course: the bike! From the Mont Ventoux to the banks of the Sorgue, through the Gorges de la Nesque, a multitude of circuits for all and all levels.

We will be happy to welcome cyclists and offer them a water point and tools. We also provide bike rides.

For Children

In Monteux, a few kms away : the Spirou Park and the Wave Island, the lake, karting.

Several tree climbing, escape game in Pernes les Fontaines.

For Gourmets People

The strawberry and berlingots of Carpentras, the cherry of the Venasque Mountains, the black truffle and the Muscat of Ventoux, the long fig of Caromb, the melon of Cavaillon, the vineyards of Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Chateauneuf du Pape, the list is long.

 

To each his market! Provencal market and / or farmers markets. The small markets of Saint-Didier, Mazan, Malaucène are a concentrate of Provence. Larger, markets Carpentras, Sault, Bédoin welcome many curious weekly.

Marcés Provence
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Truffes de Carpentras
Théâtre antique Vaison la Romaine