Loriol du Comtat

The Vaucluse Departement - Pop.: 2,592 inh.

puce 5 km North-West of Carpentras and 19 km au South-West of Orange.

Loriol du Comtat, bell-tower and clock-tower

Loriol du Comtat is a peaceful little village just a stone's throw away from Carpentras and about 20 min from Avignon.

Loriol is located in an agricultural plain surrounded by vast vine fields that produce the famous Cotes-du-Rhone and AOC Ventoux. There are chateaux and beautiful residences spread through this lovely green countryside.

Loriol du Comtat, street
As you get closer to the village you will notice a few more recently built detached houses on the outskirts. In the distance you will see the bell tower of the Romanesque church.

The centre of the village is fairly small, so you can't miss the large terrace of the cafe opposite a pleasantly shaded little square.

Loriol du Comtat, street

The Romanesque church is beautiful. It simultaneously overlooks and is in the centre of the village. Go right up to its door and you will have a beautiful view of the plain surrounding Loriol.

You will also be able to have a stroll in the gardens just below the village hall.

Loriol du Comtat, city hall

Next to it, on the boulodrome, you will be able to watch the games of boules that bring together a few friends from the village... you may not understand all that is going on but it can be an enjoyable experience.

You will hear a few phrases in Provencal, a few "galejades" (tall tales) and some local expressions... getting to know Provence from the inside.


puce What to see:

Romanesque church.


puce Leisure activities:

Tennis. Horse riding.


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Vacation rentals


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Sarrians (3 km), Aubignan (4 km), Monteux (5 km) and Jonquieres (10 km).