From the terrace of the holiday home, you can see the church of Bédoin.
If you look east from the terrace, you will see the imposing facade of the Church of Saint Pierre in Bédoin. Bédoin is a larger town than Crillon-le-Brave. In 2004, Bédoin had 2,942 inhabitants. There is a main street along which most of the shops are located: bakers, butchers, hairdressers, pharmacy, restaurants and a supermarket. However, if you walk through the medieval streets of the oldest and quietest part of Bédoin, you will still climb the 'Colline Saint Antonin'. You will arrive at a breathtaking viewpoint which overlooks the typical Provençal church of Saint Pierre.
There is a weekly market on Monday mornings in Bédoin which is one of the largest and most beautiful in the region. Herbs, tapenades, lavender, olives, marmalades, table linen, tea towels, all typical Provençal products are at your disposal. In summer (June to September) there is a night market on Saturdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., focusing on farm products.
If you rent our holiday home, be sure to stop by Els, Lou and Marnik, at Flandrien, a bar & bistro where everything revolves around the bike. You can also have a drink at the Relais du Mont Ventoux on the Place du Village, you have a beautiful view of the century-old trees.
Bédoin is best known for the stages of the Tour de France, at the foot of the Mont Ventoux, before the start of the ascent. You can also rent (electric) bikes yourself at www.francebikerentals.com , www.larouteduventoux.com or www.campdebaseventoux.com, they will make a pleasure to provide you with some cycle paths. You can certainly find more information at l'Office de Tourisme Bédoin Ventoux.
Take a nice walk from the holiday home to Bédoin:
On foot or by bike on the D974 leaving Bédoin towards Les Baux, you can see an abandoned ocher mine on the right. The landscape was created by erosion, with ocher bulges called: Les demoiselles coiffées. Rousillon is also known for this, but you will be queuing behind other tourists there, while it's super quiet here in Bédoin.
Fancy a bit of adventure? You can rent buggies from the VMV Vignerons du Mont Ventoux. You set off to discover the vineyards in a buggy with photo stops on the panoramic views. Then there is a wine tasting. In 1924, families of winegrowers, sharing this rich heritage and attachment to their land, decided to work together and founded the Vignerons du Mont Ventoux. Here you can choose between lightly priced wines.
At Mas des Vignes you have a huge view from the restaurant at 600 meters above sea level. At the Maison Deux Paul (formerly Lilly and Paul) you can choose from refined dishes and you are seated in a typical Provençal courtyard, very cozy. During the summer season, it is highly recommended to make a reservation! Also take a look at The sisters' house :) For a piece of fish or meat prepared on the fire, Le Grillon is the right address.