Things to do in Carpentras

New to Carpentras? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Carpentras

If you're in Carpentras to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Palais des Papes

⭐️ 4.5 (38195)

Pont Saint-Benezet

⭐️ 4.2 (16588)

Jardin des Doms

⭐️ 4.5 (3310)

Tarascon Castle

⭐️ 4.4 (2609)

Aqueduc Romain de Barbegal

⭐️ 4.4 (985)

Parc de la Colline Saint-Eutrope

⭐️ 4.5 (793)

Philippe-le-Bel Tower

⭐️ 4.3 (679)

Musée Calvet

⭐️ 4.4 (580)

Musée Lapidaire

⭐️ 4.4 (449)

Musée Angladon

⭐️ 4.2 (382)

Musée Du Petit Palais

⭐️ 4.3 (244)

The top affordable restaurants in Carpentras

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Carpentras city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.

Burger King

⭐️ 4 (1937)

Price Range: $

Uni Wok

⭐️ 4 (1130)

Price Range: $$

Chez Serge

⭐️ 4.3 (1095)

Price Range: $$

Wok'n Délices - Restaurant asiatique & buffet à volonté

⭐️ 4.1 (621)

Price Range: $

Bistrot La Place

⭐️ 4.5 (467)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (371)

Price Range: $$

La Taverna Salato

⭐️ 4 (365)

Price Range: $$

La Perle d'Asie

⭐️ 4.4 (344)

Price Range: $

Pizza d'aqui Carpentras

⭐️ 4.4 (290)

Price Range: $$

La Petite Fontaine

⭐️ 4.3 (287)

Price Range: $$

Little Italy

⭐️ 4.5 (256)

Price Range: $

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Carpentras

These are curated, high quality experiences in Carpentras hosted by locals!

Visit of Domains, introduction to the local wine world

Wine tasting and visit of the Estate

Wine and the awakening of your senses in Châteauneuf-du-pape

La Balade des Gens Heureux

Biodynamic blending workshop

Tour, Forage and Wine Tasting at Chateau Cohola

Introduction to Côtes du Rhône wines, from the vine to the glass

The Happy Little Walk of the Gens

Intuitive Abstract Painting Workshop

Abbaye of Sénanque to Gordes & back

End your night in some of the best bars in Carpentras

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Carpentras, curated exclusively for you.

Bistrot La Place

⭐️ 4.5 (473)

Price Range: $$

My Beers Carpentras

⭐️ 4.4 (293)

Price Range: $$

Cercle 85

⭐️ 4.9 (241)

Le Bistrot du Large

⭐️ 4.6 (240)

Restaurant Carpentras - Le Rich'Bar - Tabac

⭐️ 3.5 (190)

The Marius

⭐️ 4.5 (177)

Price Range: $

Pyramide Café

⭐️ 4.1 (148)

Price Range: $

Les Palmiers - Rhumerie & Tapas

⭐️ 3.6 (141)

Café du Siècle

⭐️ 4.1 (74)


⭐️ 4.7 (69)

Kraken Bar à bières et burger

⭐️ 4.5 (69)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Carpentras

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Carpentras you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Carpentras

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Carpentras.

Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon Admission

Palais des Papes Tickets and Digital Tour

Wine Museum Brotte with Tastings

Visit Provence in one day from Avignon

Provence Picturesque Villages Tour

Best of Luberon Excursion

Roman and Medieval Architecture Tour

Saint-Remy, Les Baux and Pont du Gard Tour

Self-guided Interactive City Tour Game

Châteauneuf-du-Pape & Luberon Tour

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Notre Dame de L'Assomption Cathedral:This Baroque cathedral is the main attraction of Carpentras. This iconic building is decorated with impressive frescoes and stained glass windows that adds to its grandeur.
  2. Explore Place De l'Hotel De Ville:A beautiful historical square, Place De l'Hotel De Ville is a must-visit attraction in Carpentras. This square was the site of numerous political revolutions and historical events.
  3. Go to Pavillon de l’Origine:Pavillon de l’Origine is a popular local museum that displays countless artifacts and items connected to the Jewish and Jewish-Christian history of Carpentras. This museum is a great source of information about the history and culture of the city.

Carpentras is an ideal tourist destination all year round, with the peak season running from May to August. The spring months of April and May are particularly special, as the city comes alive with colourful cultural festivities, such as the traditional 'Festival de la Violette'. September to October is also a great time to visit, as the temperatures are still warm and the crowds relatively light.

Carpentras is an ideal destination to explore French beauty and culture. Perfect for a long weekend getaway, two to three days is a great amount of time to explore the beauty of the city and its surrounding region. You can get an immersive experience and enjoy the many historical monuments and quaint cobblestone streets. With activities and attractions both in the city and the surrounding region, Carpentras offers something for everyone.

Carpentras has excellent public transportation options. For optimal convenience, visitors can access buses for traveling around the city as well as intercity trips between nearby towns. Taxis are also available at many locations, with the additional option of renting a vehicle if they wish to explore on their own. Additionally, it is easy to walk around the main attractions to get a better sense of this beautiful European city.

Carpentras is a great place for a family vacation. Kids can enjoy strolling along the historic streets of the city to explore the shops and local eateries. Take the kids to the Carpentras Synagogue, built in the late 15th century and visit the local market to sample Provencal specialties. Last but not least, the Musée Comtadin and the Marquerite Valmer Art Museum provide a great cultural experience and are sure to engage kids’ curiosity.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Carpentras. To start off we'd have to mention My Beers Carpentras, Bar De La Petite vitesse, Wine&Beer. Check out our page on the best bars in Carpentras.

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