Brantes is an old village located at the northern extremity of the Vaucluse, on the border with the Drôme. It has a peaceful aura looking out on the Mont Ventoux. Like a valiant sentry, it seems to be almost suspended above the Toulourenc Valley.
Peace and quiet
It goes without saying that the scenery around here is superb, nature has remained totally unspoilt. Brantes is nestled on the flank of the mountain and is full of old stone houses, narrow lanes, cobblestone streets, and vaulted passageways. Far from urban centres, from crowds and noise, you can really breathe here and live at nature’s pace in peace and quiet.
With only 84 inhabitants and free of traffic, there are not a lot of tourists so therefore not a lot of shops or cafés to be found in Brantes. But the ones we did find, were simply wonderful…
Les Avonturiers du Goût
Here you see the colorful ‘frontdoor’ of Les Avonturiers du Goût.
They offer cooking workshops to train and introduce you to wildlife, gourmet and quite unusual cooking with plants, fresh flowers and herbs.
You really have to stop by the café / photo gallery La Poterne where the owner Pascale welcomes you for a moment of relaxation. This place is so worth a visit, especially for its terrace. With a drink and some delicious homemade delicacies, you will have an idyllic time enjoying the sun and the splendid view of the Mont Ventoux and the Toulourenc Valley.
La Librairie de Brantes
With a few pictures, come and join us in La Librairie de Brantes. This library houses a nice little bookstore with editions of Toulourenc which publishes beautiful books that highlight the heritage and richness of the Vaucluse. Photographs, gastronomy, history, there is something for everyone !
Here you see the splendid interior of Saint Sidoine Church which is decorated with a very beautiful style of painting. It was restored in 1989.