When to Go

  • Summer is the main season in Vaucluse, with major events such as the Avignon Festival in July and the Choregies d'Orange in late July and August, when accommodation can be very hard to find – book well ahead.
  • For a quieter visit, try September or October, when most of the villages will still be open for business (many places shut up shop for much of the winter).
  • Don't discount winter completely: this is truffle hunting season, and you'll see them for sale at markets between November and March.