•Vaucluse (84220) • Population: 1,281 • Altitude: 278 m
Goult is an ancient fortified hilltop village, overlooking the northern plains towards the Plateau de Vaucluse (with Gordes in the distance) and towards the Luberon mountains to the south. The village is ranged along a low ridge extending down from the watchtower at the top of the hill.
The well-restored buildings that seem to grow up out of the living rock [photo-3] are built of the same natural stone. The narrow lanes are walled with stone and sometimes the solid rock, with arched doorways and vaulted passages. One 14th-century porte is in its original state.
At the village center is a massive buttrassed Romanesque church with clock tower and small campanile.
Tel (Mairie): 04 90 72 20 16 ; Fax: 04 90 72 28 14
Comments contributed by Andrew, Sept 1997
Goult, NW of the Pont Julien. It is perched on a hill like many of the villages, and has some streets carved out of living rock, like Les Beaux de Provence. There is a little park with a viewpoint on the summit, looking back towards Gordes. There is also an old fortified tower and a public promenade in old olive groves on the South side of the town hill. The town church is also nice. It also appeared to have some very tasty looking restaurants on the back streets.
Comments contributed by Susan Mellups, Nov 2001
les Bartavelles is the best restaurant in town (it is in the Michelin Guide) and the Cafe de la Poste serves very popular, good value lunches on its terrace in summer.
We love the Auberge de la Fiacre between Goult and Pont Julien (on the N100) just on the south of the road. You might give it a try.
There is a wonderful town fete on 14 Julliet and the town fete is in August usually the closest date to the 14/15th.
Cavaillon - Bonnieux - Apt Bus 15.2
- Vaucluse bus line 15.2 serves the towns and villages: Cavaillon, Les Taillades, Robion, Coustellet, Maubec, Oppède, Ménerbes, Les Beaumettes, Goult, Lacoste, Bonnieux, Gargas, Apt.
The trip between Cavaillon and Apt is about 1h45.
Cavaillon has links to Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.
A list of schedules for the Vaucluse bus line are at the bottom of the Vaucluse department transport page (http://www.vaucluse.fr/1119-recherche-de-lignes.htm") - click on the link 15.2 Apt - Bonnieux - Cavaillon to download the bus schedule PDF file.
Department 84, Vaucluse Buses
- See Beyond's Bus Schedules Page 2: Vaucluse Department for downloading Vaucluse bus-lines map [Plan global des lignes] and bus-line schedules [pdf for each line] (link for PDF files).
• Avignon has train or bus connections to Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Nîmes, Saint Remy-de-Provence, Paris.
• Cavaillon has bus connections to Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Saint Remy-de-Provence.
• Pertuis has bus connections to Aix-en-Provence and Marseille.