Crillon-le-Brave is a commune in the Vaucluse department of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur towards the southeast corner of France. Holiday rentals in Crillon-le-Brave are found in a beautiful and compact hill town, surrounded by lovely countryside, home to farms and tall hills.
Crillon-le-Brave holiday accommodation is set in a small town, with little more than a cafe and restaurant, but it’s one with some interesting history, and many of its older buildings in an excellent state of preservation. The town’s castle dates to the 1400s and is today a hotel. From the outside you can see its two main defensive towers. Elsewhere you’ll find the chapel of Saint-Michel, which is one of the oldest buildings in the area, dating to the 1000s and boasting frescoes from the 12th and 14th Centuries. Also worth seeing is the Romanesque Saint-Romain Chapel.
In the area around Crillon-le-Brave self-catering accommodation you’ll find a host of things to see and do. First off, the town is set near the heart of an important wine-growing region. It’s a short way from here to Châteuneuf-du-Pape or Ventoux, where you’ll find numerous vineyards and wineries, ranging from small family businesses to large Chateaux. It’s always worthwhile taking a tour to find out a little more about the history and process.
When it comes to outdoor recreation you’ll be in an ideal spot at holiday accommodation. The terrain is especially suited to mountain biking, and Mont Ventoux is the destination of choice for many riders. Bike rental is available close by. Alternatively you could see a little more of the delightful landscape on foot, with vineyards, tall hills, ancient quarries and olive groves to see.
There are a number of important historical towns not far from Crillon-le-Brave self-catering accommodation. Particularly close is Carpetras, home to a stunning historical centre and the oldest working synagogue in France, dating to the 1300s. Further southwest is Avignon, the historical portion of which is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains the Palais des Papes, considered one of the most beautiful buildings in all of Europe.
On holiday at a gite in Crillon-le-Brave you’ll be able to expect a classic Mediterranean climate, bringing long, warm and dry summers. Daytime temperatures get above 20 degrees as early as April and the warm weather can last until early November.
The nearest international airport to Crillon-le-Brave holiday rentals is Avignon-Caumont (AVN), about 45 minutes to the southwest. This airport can be reached from the UK by flying with Flybe, Jet2 or Air France from London-City (LCY), Manchester (MAN), Southampton (SOU) or Leeds-Bradford (LBA).