What to do in Carpentras?
Carpentras is a city with a rich historical heritage that you will enjoy discovering by strolling through the alleys of the city center. We advise you to discover the former episcopal palace of Carpentras, the former residence of the bishop built from 1640 which now houses the Carpentras courthouse. Continue your walk through the city with the city walls and the Orange Gate. Continue your visit by going deeper into the city center with the discovery of the Roman Arch. Two superb monuments are also to be discovered: the Saint-Siffrein Cathedral and the Carpentras synagogue.
Vaison-la-Romaine is an open-air museum bringing together more than 2,000 years of history. Stroll in the city center and around the city to discover the remains of the Roman era: the archaeological sites of Puymin and La Villasse, the archaeological museum of Théo Desplans, the Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth Cathedral , the Saint-Quenin Chapel, the ancient theater and the Roman Bridge.
In less than 10 minutes by car, you will be in the village of Pernes-les-Fontaines. Walk through the alleys of this small village, you will come across one of the 41 fountains of the village. We advise you to climb to the top of the Clock Tower to get a superb panorama of the region. Stroll through the streets to discover the many craftsmen.
In less than 25 minutes by car, you will be in the capital of antiques and flea markets. True havens for people who love to hunt, discover one of the city's antique villages. There are also beautiful monuments and establishments to visit: the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, the art galleries, the Vaucluse fountain and the Campredon Center d'Art.
This ancient medieval city, at the foot of Mont Ventoux, is perched on its rocky peak. From Venasque, you will have a superb view of the vineyards, the scrubland and the cherry trees. Venasque is one of the most beautiful villages in France and it is a 15-minute drive from our family gites in Carpentras.
Spirou Provence Park
For young and old, meet less than 15 minutes drive from the Oak Leaves, at Parc Spirou Provence. You will have attractions for the whole family, roller coasters, sensational attractions and digital simulators. A thrilling day awaits you.
The "Wave Island" water park
Have fun in an aquatic amusement park in the heart of Provence. The whole family can have fun around many activities: surfing courses, karting, trampoline, giant slides and swimming pools.
In the heart of the EcoQuartier de Beaulieu, discover a leisure center open all year round. At Lake Monteux, just a 15-minute drive from our group lodgings in Carpentras, many activities will be offered: walking routes, children's games, fitness trail, ping-pong tables, private beaches, pedal boat rental, kayaks and paddles.
The Plan d'Eau des Salettes
In the village of Mormoiron, bathe in the Plan d'Eau des Salettes or indulge in idleness on the beaches arranged all around. This body of water is bordered by pines, in the heart of a vineyard. From this lake, you can fish, eat and picnic.
The beautiful hikes
Our quiet cottages in Carpentras are near Mont Ventoux, the Toulourenc Valley and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Beautiful walks and hikes will be on the program of your days. Ask at the reception desk for Oak Leaves, we will provide you with itineraries according to your needs and desires.