Going with the flow in the Vaucluse...
The fact that water is rare in Provence makes it all the more precious and appreciated. At the height of summer, discover our refreshing trip ideas...
Kayaking experience on La Sorgue
The river La Sorgue starts at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. With your family, you can paddle 8km along this gentle river from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse to L'Isle-sur-lla-Sorgue. Let yourself be amazed by the pure and transparent waters and the beauty of the nature. This kayaking experience is for beginners to experts.
Think to book in advance ;)
Les Salettes lake, in Mormoiron
With sandy beaches and a picnic area under the shade of tall willow trees, the "Plan d'Eau des Salettes" man-made lake is situated in Mormoiron.
Swimming is supervised by lifeguards during the summer months. The lakeside "la Cahute" restaurant offers a shady terrace and panoramic view.
We also recommend the treetop obstacle course, in the shade of the huge pine trees : «Ventoux Aventure».
Walking in Isle sur Sorgue...
L'Isle sur Sorgue is a true breath of fresh air...
L'Isle sur Sorgue is world-renowned for its antiques market and numerous art galleries. Criss-crossed by several channels fed by the River Sorgue, the village has been christened "The Comtadin Venice". Its charm will win you over as you stroll along these channels, weaving between ancient and narrow streets. You will go over little bridges and observe the workings of the huge mossy water wheels driven by the Sorgue...
Bedoin municipal pool
For all swimming fans, or if you want to take advantage of your holiday to give your child some swimming lessons, the municipal pool in Bedoin is open from mid-June to late August.
There are 3 pools :
- 1 paddling pool for tots;
- 1 medium pool for children;
- 1 large 25m pool for doing lengths!
Swimming lessons on request - Refreshment area with Wi-Fi available
The Toulourenc River
The Gorges of the Toulourenc, hiking with your feet in the water!
The Toulourenc river starts as a mountain stream, and flows just behind the Ventoux into a natural trough of the same name, the Toulourenc Valley.
You can access it via Entrechaux or from Malaucène by following the minor road that passes close to Beaumont-du-Ventoux to reach the hamlet of Vaux.
Between the hamlet of Vaux and Saint-Léger-du-Ventoux, you will find gorges you can explore on foot. The are many spots along the course of the Toulourenc where you can enjoy the fresh, cool water.
Don’t miss the stunning perched village of Brantes and its magnificent Roman bridge spanning the Toulourenc.
Le Paty Lake, in Caromb
A couple of miles from Caromb, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, lies this man-made lake created by a dam. Surrounded by pine trees and green oaks, it is first and foremost a place to fish, walk and relax, with picnic tables dotted around. In summer, swimming is not supervised but is permitted within a marked-out area.
You can grab something to eat at the nice little snack bar beneath the plane trees.