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The surroundings of

Mont Ventoux

AMont Ventoux has been firing the imagination for centuries. It is a giant ‘bump’ (1912 m) in the landscape that towers over its surroundings. This ‘Giant of the Provence’ is a true landmark with splendid views all around. Explore Mont Ventoux by car, on the bike or on foot. Make sure you are prepared before you set off.  This mountain can be very windy and its summit is often covered in snow during the winter months. This is why the mountain pass leading to the summit is closed for part of the year. For up-to-date information please refer to the website of Station du Mont Serein.

UNESCO has awarded Mont Ventoux the status of a biosphere nature reserve as it is home to exceptional flora and fauna in a unique natural environment. At the foot of the mountain, on the southern side, you will find the plain of Comtat with the Côtes du Ventoux vineyards and the truffle plantations, the cherry trees that flower in springtime and the famous strawberry fields of Carpentras. To the north, you will find the Val de Sault with its expanse of lavender fields as well as the Valley of Toulourenc with its villages nestling high up in the mountains.

 

“I have been up the Ventoux on several occasions; by bike, on foot and also by car. It remains a special experience every single time.”

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Distance from Ferrassières: 35 km, 42 min