Vaison la Romaine is steeped in history, surrounded by vineyards and teeming with hiking and biking routes in the area. The Mont Ventoux, made famous by the Tour de France, is visible from the property and is only 10km away, providing challenging cycling routes and breathtaking views from the Mediterranean to the Alps.
The pedestrian shopping streets, with the Marché Provençal on Tuesdays, are only a 3-minute walk away, as are a multitude of charming cafes and restaurants. In the Cité Mediéval, just across the Roman Bridge (that is the same 3-minute walk away), you’ll find historic houses, a church, and castle ruins at the top of the village, which also boasts many enchanting art galleries, shops and restaurants.
Vaison’s rich past will enchant those who love historical places, as masterly showcased in the antiquity sites. If it’s entertainment you want, then take in a concert or dance performance at the Théatre Antique (outdoor Roman Theater). For shopping and dining, the main town of Vaison boasts all modern amenities, including cafes, restaurants, shops, bakeries, supermarkets and just about anything else you could possibly need during your stay.
The region is a wine aficionado’s paradise, with delectable local Cote du Rhone varietals from Vaison and the charming surrounding villages, such as Sablon, Roaix, Cairanne, as well as the more renowned Baume de Venise, Vacqueyras and Gigondas – not to mention Chateauneuf-du-Pape!
Other activities in the area include an adventure park Oxygene just down the road (750m), hiking and biking routes (500m), horses (3km), rock climbing (14km), water parks (15km-17km), a river walk (Promenade dans le Toulourenc, 13km), canoeing under the Pont du Gard (1 hour away), a cultural visit to the Papal Palace in Avignon (45 minutes away) and Mediterranean beaches near Marseilles and the Camargues (1-1/4 hours away). The Seve Ballesteros-designed Pont Royal Golf is an hour drive away, as is Provence Country Club, while there is a 9-hole course in Orange 30-minutes away.
Mas Mayeaux is perfectly located, just a quick 30-minute drive from the main N-S A7 Autoroute du Soleil. It’s 45 minutes from Avignon and the nearest TGV station, an hour from the airport at Nimes, and 1-1/4 hours to the Marseilles airport.