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Villes sur Auzon is ideally located for those who enjoy cycling – either gentle routes around the valley’s vineyards, mountainbiking in the surrounding hills, or classic and serious mountain climbs like Mount Ventoux, known from the Tour de France.  One dramatic route – down the Gorges de la Nesque – drops right down into the village.

There are also many nice villages nearby to explore. Around the village there are vineyards and lavender fields. Nearby there is also a nice bathing lake (5 km).  In winter, the nearest small ski resorts are only 30 – 45 minutes away.

Try the food in one of the many local restaurants, visit wineries or simply sit on your balcony or in the garden with a glass of local wine.

There are many quiet routes to take where you can cycle through vineyards. Many farms offer free wine tasting and events you can take part in along the way.

Read more about this here Cycling in Provance.


Il y a des routes de vélo variées juste à côté du village, avec des montées de montagne spectaculaires, au nord et à l’est, et des routes calmes et paisibles à travers les vignobles à l’ouest.

Le village se trouve à côté du Mont Ventoux, l’une des ascensions classiques du Tour de France et un défi pour tous les cyclistes.

La route des Gorges de La Nesque – juste à l’est du village – est suspendue des falaises alors qu’elle descend sur 23 km jusqu’au bar du village.

En savoir plus: Vaucluse – Sport.

Mont Ventoux is nearby and is known to be one of the toughest sections of the tour de france. Challenge yourself to cycle up the mountain and take the opportunity to enjoy the return.

Read more about this here Mont Ventoux .


Mont Ventoux and the surrounding hills contain numerous challenging hiking trails, dropping into steep gorges and climbing high up the mountains.
On clear days the views can extend to the Mediterranean and the Spanish and Italian borders.
Closer to the village there are many pleasant walks through the vineyards, lavender fields and cherry orchards.
Read more about this here: Hiking in Provence.

The beautiful Gorges de la Nesque is ideal for hiking and cycling. A tour of 66 km from Villes-Sur Auzon


500m from the village there are two different climbing areas, the “Jardins de Villes” facing south, and the “Balcons de Villes” facing south-east.

In total they have 83 climbing routes (graded from 4c to 8a)

Numerous other climbing routes are located in the nearby mountains.

For more see: Villes sur Auzon climbing.


There are two small ski resorts near Villes sur Auzon, both high up on Mont Ventoux benefiting from the dry sunny climate.

Chalet Reynard is a 30 minute drive away and has a restaurant and few beginners runs.

Mont Serein – 45 minutes away – is a larger resort with more facilities and challenging runs starting near the summit of the mountain.

In addition, there are numerous trails to explore for cross-country skiing off piste at the higher elevations.

For information on Chalet Renard see: Chalet Reynard.
For information on Mont Serein see: Mont Serein.

As in most French villages, you have a bakery nearby where you can enjoy freshly baked bread and fresh croissants

Food & wine

The village has several nice restaurants
The local winery is just a few minutes’ walk away. They have free wine tasting and organize many events. The wine is fantastic and their prices extremely reasonable. As a guest, you get a 10% discount.

Read more about this here Terraventoux .