Not far from Carpentras, you will see the Giant of Provence which dominates the surrounding plains. The Mont Ventoux, which rises to an altitude of 1912 metres, watches over the Luberon.
Snow-covered in winter, its summit takes on a lunar appearance in summer. Mont Ventoux can experience extreme weather and temperature variations, from heat waves to periods of intense cold in winter. At its summit, a unique spectacle will be offered to you. The panorama from Mont Ventoux is one of the widest in Europe, and extends from the Alps to the Sainte-Victoire, passing through the Etang de Berre and the Rhône Valley.
Thanks to its unusual geography, Mont Ventoux benefits from a microclimate that also offers a wide range of plant varieties. You will find Mediterranean species such as olive trees, lavender and holm oaks, while at the summit, you can find Arctic vegetation such as the Greenland poppy, etc.
The view from your accommodation on Mont Ventoux, the Hostellerie du Val de Sault, is also exceptional. You will witness a real pictorial work of art which mixes the colours and landscapes of vines, lavender and poppy fields with those of the summit in contrast.
Mont Ventoux, a sportsman's paradise
Mont Ventoux is not only a magnificent panorama. It is also the kingdom of hiking and mountain biking. Mont Ventoux regularly hosts a stage of the Tour de France. The route of the pass has thus become mythical. As if on a pilgrimage, cyclists, runners and other sportsmen meet there. The road is also famous for motorcycle tours, rollerblade descents and car races. The mountain also has a ski resort at the foot of Mont Serein.
In summer as well as in winter, the Mont-Ventoux is thus taken by storm. As for you, will you manage to tame the Giant of Provence? At the end of your excursion on the Mont-Ventoux, your accommodation, the Hostellerie du Val de Sault, will welcome you for a well-deserved rest.