Loriol du Comtat

Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 7,000 inh. puce Situated 5 km north-east of Carpentras via the D950, 18 km south-east of Orange via the D950 and 30 km north-east of Avignon.
Loriol du Comtat, bell 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 Côtes du Rhône and Aoc Ventoux.

There are châteaux and beautiful residences spread through this lovely green countryside.

Loriol du Comtat, fountain
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, church

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
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:

Walking. Tennis. Horse riding.


puce Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.


puce Neighbouring towns and villages:

Sarrians (2 km), Aubignan (5km), Monteux (6km), Jonquières (9km).