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Villes-sur-Auzon, entry point to the Nesque canyon


Villes–sur-Auzon is nested in a valley at the foot of Mont Ventoux and at the entrance of the Nesque canyon. The village was formerly encircled by fortifications, which explains its circular shape. The Great door and the vestiges of old stone walls are the only remains of this medieval past.

The facade of the church carries the unusual inscription of “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” at the basis of its tympanum and of “République Française” on either side of the portal.

Agriculture has always been the major activity of the village. After wheat and rubia, the productive land now produces cherries and Ventoux wines, red, white and rosé.

Grenache, black and white, Syrah, Viognier, Carignan are all characteristic of the terroir. Push the doors to have a chat and taste with passionate professionals. The coop also offers a vast array of wine tourism activities that will allow you to discover the specificities of the landscape which make these wines inseparable from their region of origin, riding your bicycle, on a horse-drawn carriage, or by foot.

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About events :

The AOC Muscat du Ventoux black grape is honoured each third Sunday of September.

Villes sur Auzon also organises a jazz festival under the plane trees at the end of July and beginning of August.

The half marathon of the Nesque canyon takes place on the first Saturday of June, a beautiful running in a breathtaking landscape !

“Nesque voie verte” on the first Sunday of June. A day for slow mobilities cyclists, rollers, walkers … without engine.

Last but not least, the traditional weekly market is held on Wednesday mornings.

For accommodation, restaurants or more information about Villes-sur-Auzon, please contact the Tourist Office Intercommunal Ventoux Sud to the 04 90 40 49 82,

Villes-sur-Auzon town official website :