Every year in France the summer is commenced on 21 June by a music festival that is called "Fête de la Musique". Vaison la Romaine offers every year performances in various places in the city. All in all, a nice way for you to celebrate the beginning of the French summer.
If you are a lover of cheese and wine then you "must" visit this store.
You really have an endless choice. It smells blessed and the cheeses are a lust for the eye. In addition to cheese, they also have a selection of good wines. The store has been voted France's best cheese store in 2004 and the former President Chirac has also visited the shop. The shop is located near Place Montfort where the terraces are. With your back to the terraces you must cross right. Hit the first side street and on the left you will find the store. A brown anti fly curtain hangs in front of the entrance.
10, rue Raspail
Vaison la Romaine Tel. 0033 490 36 31 30
Once in every three years (last time in 2016), the festival of "Choralies" takes place in Vaison la Romaine during August. Choirs from all over the world come together here. It is very special to be a part of the audience in the impressive "Theatre Antique". We have already experienced a show were everybody sang around us. Many choir members also visit performances and know the lyrics.
Every autumn at the end of October, early November, the Festival of Soupes is organized in and around Vaison la Romaine in 20 villages. Everybody can join and every village gets a local winner. The winners finally battle for the honor and the wooden soup spoon in Vaison la Romaine. Everyone can taste the different soups for free. Most of the time it is also possible to eat together at long tables. Truly an experience!
Visit the website for the program:
Every year a fireworks show is being held in Vaison la Romaine on the French national holiday day of 14 July. The fireworks are set off behind the Roman excavations creating a special setting. Around 22 when it is completely dark the performance begins. Make sure to be there ahead of time to find an available parking space.
In Vaison la Romaine there are many cats to discover between the Roman excavations. One of them is the cat in the photo who chose a beautiful spot to relax. The cats are led by volunteers and, where possible, the propagation is limited. A fun game for big and small.... who discover most cats....
Restaurant Food in has an ideal formula for if you do not want to eat extensively but just a quick bite. They have different sandwiches and wraps with Provencal flavors, besides flavors from all over the world. They also offer fresh soup, salads, fruit salad, muffins and cookies. Outside there are cozy seats and inside it is modern and brightly decorated. The restaurant is located in an old railway office and can be found at the roundabout near the Cooperative Wine Cave and the start of the Tuesday market. There is ample parking space next to the roundabout. They offer takeout.
On their Facebook page you can already view the changing week menu:
Restaurant Food In Vaison
21 avenue du General de Gaulle
Tel. : 09 81 85 69 81
Opening hours from 10h to 15h.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Every year an international dance festival is held in the antique theater of Vaison la Romaine in July. The performances are very different from classical ballet to modern dance. At this particular venue the dance performances are all special considering the fact that they take place in a centuries old theater.
Visit the website for more information www.vaison-danses.com
Be aware because it's hard to resist temptation in this store. At Peyrerol they have delicious cakes, pastries, chocolate, etc. It is located in Vaison la Romaine at the beginning of the cross street of central Place Montfort. A local will definitely can show you the way.
5 Cours Henri Fabre - 84110 Vaison La Romaine - Tel: 0033- (0) 490360491
During a visit to Vaison la Romaine, you have the opportunity to cool down in the river Ouvèze behind the car park near the old town. It is the parking lot that is located along the river from the old bridge towards the Mont Ventoux.
La Belle Etoile is one of our favorite restaurants. It is very atmospheric and decorated with attention to detail. The menu is special and they cook with fresh market produce. In addition, they have tasty wines (including recommended Mas Pouperas). When it gets busy it might take of while to receive your order. So take the time to enjoy the beautiful location and slow food. The restaurant is in the old town and is the first restaurant on your left.
1 rue du pont romain
84110 Vaison la Romaine
Tel: 04 90 37 31 45
We are fans of Mas Pouperas wines. The first bottle we drank for a few years during a romantic dinner at La Belle Etoiles restaurant in the old part of Vaison la Romaine. It was the red unforgettable Funambulle. Besides Funambule (corddancer) they are offer their Je Fais un Rêve (I dreamed), Tu me fais tourner la tête (you make me "dizzy") and not to mention their rosé Pour toi (for you).
Their wine is for sale at the La Violette Mauve wine shop in Vaison la Romaine with sympathetic staff around the corner at the Place Montfort (3 rue de maquis open from 10h - 12h30 / 15h30 - 19.30)
Chemin de Baye et de Poupéra
Vaison la Romaine
If you are going to France for a holiday then you can not really miss the macarons. The macaron is an Italian / French invention that has existed for more than 450 years! The recipe consists of a mixture of almond, protein and powdered sugar. The cookie is characterized by a sensitive preparation. In recent years Pierre Desfontaines has gained more attention in his patisserie Laduree in Paris. In the meantime they have become a global culinary rage. In Vaison la Romaine they are waiting for you at a la carte and ice cream parlor Peyerol.
This is a photo of the big playground in Vaison la Romaine. He is located along the river Ouvèze in the direction of Roaix near the flood memorial of 1992. In total, it is a large park where you enjoy a picnic.
Every Tuesday and Saturday morning from 8 to 12 there is a small organic market in Vaison la Romaine. You will find people who offer their own vegetables and fruit. Often from beautiful old cars. The market can be found in the car park at the roundabout to the center past the wine cave of Vaison la Romaine.
Since 2005, we have bought most of our groceries here in addition to the organic market. It is a spacious 300 m2 store with a wide range of products. The staff really takes the time for you. The shop is located near the church with a monastery.
2, avenue Alexander-Blanc
Monday to Friday 08:30 to 19:00
Saturday 8:30 to 18:30
Very nice for kids but also for adults. Le Petit Train runs along all the venues in Vaison. The cathedral, the Roman bridge, the excavations and the old city. The ride takes about 30 minutes.
From 08 April to 07 July 2017
And from 04 to 30 September 2017
From Monday to Sunday
• 14:15 • 15:00 • 15:45 • 16:30 • 17:15
Closed on Tuesdays
From 08 July to 03 September 2017
From Monday to Sunday
• 10 am • 10.45 am • 11.30 am
• 14:15 • 15:00 • 15:45 • 16:30 • 17:15
Closed on Tuesdays
From 14 July to 15 August 2017
Additional departure 18:00
€ 5 per adult - € 4 on display of ticket old excavations
€ 3 from 12 to 17 years - 2.50 € on display of ticket old excavations
Free up to 12 years.
In the center of Vaison la Romaine there are several Roman excavations at various locations. It is France's most valuable sighted place. During the months of June to September the following opening hours apply.
Puymin - Musée is open from 9h30 - 18h30.
La Vilasse from 10h - 12h and 14h30 - 18h30 (closed on Tuesday morning due to the market).
The Cloître (Monastery) is open from 10h - 12h15 and 14h - 18h15.
You can buy a pass that is valid for two days. Prices 2017 Adults € 7.5, children € 3.5. The "Le Petit Train" tour (see article under category child friendly) costs € 10 and € 5. An audio tour is available free of charge (limited stock!).
This is a photo of the black madonna standing on a hill opposite to the old town. From here you have a beautiful 360 degree view of Mont Ventoux to the old town of Vaison la Romaine. You can reach the madonna by walking up next to the hospital.
Here's the reward of the short walk....