Mont Ventoux is a mythical mountain in Provence. From the top of its 1912 meters of altitude, its majestic silhouette dominates the region and earns it the nickname of Giant of Provence.
Its 26,000 hectares of nature offer numerous possibilities for walking or cycling on marked paths through forests of beech, fir and Mediterranean plants. The Mont Chauve, also known as the Bald Mountain for its bare stone summit, is an emblematic stage of the Tour de France!
At the foot of Mont Ventoux, discover the plain of the Comtat Venaissin and the vineyards of the Côtes du Ventoux, Sault and its lavender fields, the Toulourenc valley and its perched villages or the ancient site of Vaison la Romaine.It will take you about an hour by car from the Hotel la Magnaneraie to reach the top of Mont Ventoux and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surroundings.
It will take you about 45 minutes by car to reach one of the most beautiful villages in the Alpilles. Perched on a rocky outcrop that dominates the landscape, the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence is a must-see during your stay.
Follow the cobbled streets to the castle and discover its keep, its towers and its breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. Admire also the Saint-Vincent church partly dug in the rock, the chapel of the Pénitents Blancs and its fresco by Yves Brayer, as well as the Pavillon de la Reine Jeanne, near the old wash house. Stock up on souvenirs in the village's craft shops and art galleries.
Finish with a magical moment at the Carrière de Lumière, which offers immersive exhibitions with masterpieces projected onto its limestone walls. A great experience!
A city full of history and life, Avignon is an essential destination for your stay in Provence. Take advantage of the ideal location of the hotel La Magnaneraie, 5 minutes from Avignon, to discover this fascinating city. The city known as the City of the Popes is full of historical and architectural treasures. Discover its 14th century ramparts, the Palais des Papes and the famous Pont d'Avignon built in the 12th century, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame des Doms and the Jardin des Doms which offers a magnificent view of the city.
As you wander through the medieval streets, shop for souvenirs in the boutiques and discover the gastronomic delights of the many restaurants. Don't forget to ask our hotel reception for advice on how to organise your visit to the city or find useful information on the Tourist Office website.