Access to the top of Mont Ventoux
Published 06 octobre 2021 - Updated 10 décembre 2021
The Mont Ventoux pass closes on 18th November 2021.
Reopening of the pass via Sault end Bédoin on 8th April 2022. Reopening of the pass via Malaucène- Beaumont du Ventoux on 6th May 2022.
However, the access to the Mont-Serein station (Beaumont du Ventoux via the village of Malaucène) and the Chalet Reynard (via Bédoin and Sault) remains possible all year round, depending on the weather conditions and with special equipment, from 1 November 2021.
New regulation: By prefectural decree, snow tyres or chains are compulsory to access Mont Ventoux between Nov.1 - March 31.
This applies to all private vehicles, including commercial vehicles, but also to campervans, buses and trucks without trailers.
The obligation will not apply to vehicles equipped with studded tyres.
For trucks with trailers or semi-trailers, in addition to winter tyres, they will also have to have snow chains to equip at least two driving wheels.
What is special equipment?
Cars must have removable anti-skid devices in their trunks (metal snow chains or "socks" that can be fitted to at least two driving wheels), or be equipped with four winter tyres.
9 communes are concerned in the Vaucluse: inhabitants or visitors of Aurel, Sault, Saint-Trinit, Saint Christol d'Albion, Lagarde d'Apt, Monieux, Beaumont du Ventoux, Malaucène and Bédoin. For Malaucène and Bedoin, only the main access road to the Ventoux, the RD 974 at Le Groseau and Saint-Estève.