"Pertuis" comes from the Latin "Perthus" meaning the "gap", the "passage", which has always given it a major role in the development of the region. For a long time, the Durance remained this natural limit between the Bouches-du-Rhône and the Vaucluse, the Pays d'Aix and the Pays d'Aigues, of which Pertuis is the capital. The river has favored the development of an agricultural life in the town, with in particular the cultivation of potatoes and asparagus. Benefiting from exceptional sunshine, Pertuis is known for its wine culture: “Côte du Luberon”.
Go green tourism
Over more than 185,000 hectares, the Luberon Regional Natural Park extends, encompassing many villages and towns in Vaucluse and Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. The high mountains, the many animal species, the diversity of the flora and the rich cultural heritage, make the Luberon a sumptuous protected territory which will delight young and old alike. Make this superb protected area your favorite multi-faceted play space. Discover the unmissable cities of the region!
Culture & Heritage Aix en Provence
High place of Provençal culture and art, Aix-en-Provence is 30 minutes from the Sévan Parc Hôtel. Explore the city along, across and across, thanks to the three routes offered by the municipality: "Contemporary route", "Heritage route" and "Unusual route". Aix-en-Provence is known for its many atypical fountains, for having been the birthplace of Paul Cézanne and for its mountain, the Sainte-Victoire.
The City of the Popes Avignon
Nicknamed the "City of the Popes", because of the presence of the popes from 1309 to 1423, it is the largest city and the prefecture of Vaucluse. It is one of the rare French towns to have preserved its ramparts and its historic centre. It is while strolling in the latter that you will discover the Palais des Papes, the Rocher des Doms and the Pont d'Avignon. Avignon is also the scene of one of the world's largest performing arts festivals.
The city of the Camargue Arles
Located on the Rhône, Arles is famous for having inspired the paintings of Van Gogh. Once the provincial capital of ancient Rome, Arles is also renowned for its many Roman ruins: Amphitheater of Arles, Roman Obelisk, Ancient Theater, the Alyscamps and many others. Arles hosts many festivals, concerts and votive celebrations: the Feria d'Arles, international photography meetings and the Rice Festival.
The Roman remains Nimes
Nîmes has its origins in Antiquity and benefits from the status of "City of Art and History". Nîmes is a stopover town in the South of France, but it is also known for its monuments: arenas, Roman amphitheater, Maison Carrée, alleys and shops with storefronts dating from the Middle Ages. Don't miss the many festivals: Féria de Nîmes, Pentecost, Festival de Nîmes and the grape harvest. The Pont du Gard is near Nîmes and is one of the region's must-sees.