Rated as one of the "most beautiful villages in France", Venasque is a very beautiful and ancient village, not to mentioned one of the oldest in the 'Comtat Venaissin' (Former papal territory during the 14th century).
It is built on top of a rock and enjoys wonderful views over the countryside of the Vaucluse. One of the many reasons why many art studios opened their doors is that the village is surrounded by beautiful steep cliffs, near the Nesque river canyons and overlooks vineyards, garrigue and cherry orchards.
In its heart of the village, many of the stone houses have been wonderfully preserved and the village has a pristine feel about it.
But venasque is before hand famous for its cherry, whose festival is the first Sunday of June. Since 1978, "Les Monts de Venasque" is an appellation for cherries, the first of its kind in France. The exceptional sweet flavour and size of the cherries is due to the climate and orchards where they grow.