Carpentras is a commune in the south of France in the Vaucluse which stretches between Avignon and Mont Ventoux.

Capital of Comtat Venaissin , its historic center, composed of several buildings classified or listed as historic monuments.

Agricultural showcase of the department, the fame of its wine, its truffles , in particular, has largely exceeded the French borders.
Ventoux is a controlled designation of origin wine from the Rhône valley vineyard. Its vineyard is arranged in an arc around Mont Ventoux nicknamed the Giant of Provence .

The culture and sale of truffles in Carpentras has been attested since 1781. A truffle market has flourished there since that date. Many events around the truffle are organized.

Art is present in Carpentras in all its forms: Musical, Cinematographic, Pictorial by numerous Festivals:

  • Trans'Art :summer festival with more than 150 shows with family, friends, young and old
  • Kolorz Electro-pop music festival
  • The nights of the blues : concerts
  • Hola Fiesta Bodégas : Latin atmosphere festival. Latin music and dances have an important place in the festival with the wanderings of batucadas, bandas and brass bands and the Sevillian and flamenco shows.
  • The Belgian court : Belgian humorists
  • Music to the stars : Classical music concert
  • Les guinguettes de l'Auzon : Open air concert on the banks of the Auzon. Country atmosphere
  • Jewish Music Festival : International event
  • Unusual Christmases : Street festival, shows in Christmas Magic.
  • Israeli cinema festival : fall moviegoers' meeting. Films, documentaries but also dance, theater, works rich in emotion.
  • Full the mirettes: children's shows.
  • Ventoux Saveurs Festival : Gastronomic discovery in the villages of local products.

Walks around Carpentras :

Located in the heart of Provence, close to Mont Ventoux, this city offers an ideal setting.
With its 300 days of sunshine a year , Carpentras and its surroundings are perfect for walks and discovery.

  • The Banks of Auzon
  • Via Venaissia
  • The Carpentras Canal
  • The Monuments of Carpentras
  • The Dentelles de Montmirail
  • Mont Ventoux
  • The gorges of the Nesque
  • The Monts de Vaucluse
  • Lavender in the Land of Sault
  • The 11 Perched villages
Contact information for the Carpentras tourist office: Office du tourisme carpentras
97, place du 25 Août 1944. Telephone: