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Blog articles about the Mont Ventoux area

Healthy forest walks during your holiday

forest provence
Several studies have shown that walking in a forest is very healthy. It does not have to be a very long walk. A walk of 30 minutes already has a positive effect. In Japan they even have a separate expression for it "Shinrin yoku" that means literally translated forest baths. Walking is the forest provides 1) stress reduction 2) heart rate and blood pressure reduction 3) morality improvement 4) immune system boost 5) digestion improvement 6) lifetime extension 7) improvement of concentration. In a forest phytoncides are present which are substances that are excreted by trees and plants to protect themselves against germs and insects. The inhaling of this air is very healthy. With us you walk within 5 minutes in the forest and around you will find forests everywhere. This way your holiday can be health-promoting. A nice bonus!

MTB mountain bike rental at the Mont Ventoux

bike rental malaucene provence
In Malaucene at the foot of Mont Ventoux you can rent various MTB mountain bikes and book online at the following address.
Provence Cycles Malaucène
It may be convenient and practical to arrange the rental from home as the availability may be limited on a certain day.
In addition to MTB bikes, they also offer all-terrain bikes, electric bikes, and race bikes for rental.
The bike shop is located on the right as you enter Malaucene from Vaison la Romaine.

p.s. we have no commercial interests in mentioning this bike rental business but rather personal positive experiences.

Bike rental

Lunch in Provence with a plat du jour

plat du jour provence france
Lunch is sacred in the Provence for most residents. Almost all employees of French companies get the "chèque Déjeuner" which they can use to eat outside the door at noon. The price of a "flat du jour" is often low priced to attract employees. Of course the tourists also benefit from this.... The daily menu stands for a fixed menu with some variation. The person who wants to order from the card or "a la carte" obviously pays more.


Food, organic wine and music in between vineyards

wine domaine ferme des arnoud
For the 2nd year (2017), the wine domaine of Ferme des Arnaud organizes every Thursday evening from mid July to mid-August a special event in between their vineyards. At the wine bar are all their organic wines for sale. They also offer very delicious bio fruit juices and ice cream from our favorite ice cream parlor Leone in Vaison. A local caterer provids nice food with the necessary choice and there is live music. Furthermore, everyone is welcome to sit at long tables between the vineyards during the most sultry nights. It is advisable to book in advance. We were just on time because the maximum number of 200 seats was reached again. It is situated at the south side of Villedieu village near the intersection.
The following page lists the email address that you use for booking requests.

Organic wine

Gran Fondo bike tour Mont Ventoux

granfondo bike tour mont ventoux
The Granfondo Mont Ventoux belongs to the Grand trophée series. It is a collection of tough bike tours in France that are organized every year. Because of the popularity it is wise to register as soon as possible. The Mont Ventoux version will be organized in 2019 on Saturday, June 1st. It is a tour of 170 km with 4000 altitude climbing meters. It is a tour where you have to train hard for to get to the finish. Look for more info at

Mont Ventoux, Bike route

Art exhibition in old quarries at Les Baux de Provence

Carrières Lumières

Under the name of Carrières Lumières you can enjoy a beautiful spectacle near Les Baux de Provence in an old quarry. In large spaces of a total of 7000 m2, art is projected accompanied by mostly classical music. Do not forget to bring some warm clothes because the temperature inside is constantly lower than the outside temperature.

Opening hours (2017):
April to September from 9h30 - 19h.
October to January 10h - 18h.
Last entrance 1 hour before closing.
Costs (2016) 10 €, 8 € for a child between 7 - 17, from 2nd child from 7 to 17 and under 7 free of charge with proof.
Address; Route de Maillane, 13520 Les Baux de Provence, Tél. : 04 90 54 47 37
Check out the current program.

Performances, Attractions, Child friendly, Trips

Provencal market days around the Mont Ventoux

provencal market vaison la romaine
Monday there is a market in Bedoin, Tuesday in Vaison la Romaine, Wednesday in Malaucene, Thursday in Nyons and Friday in Carpentras. Enough choice to choose a suitable day during your stay. Our advice is to be present on the market before 9:30, because especially during high season it will be very busy afterwards. Why not skip breakfast at home and buy a nice croissant or pain au chocolate on the market ...

Market, Trips

Facilities in the area

  • Baker in Entrechaux 0.6 miles away
  • Mini supermarkt in Entrechaux
  • 2 Bars en 3 restaurants in Entrechaux
  • Supermarkets in Vaison la Romaine at 3.7 miles

We are in southern France at 24 miles (40 km) from Avignon and 74 miles (120 km) from Marseille. It is hilly here with many forests, vineyards and olive groves and the Mont Ventoux that extends everywhere.


us in front of waterfall

Judith Derksen & Frank Molenaar
1250 Chemin du Seguret
84340 Entrechaux


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