city of cavaillon

5 km from Orgon, Cheval Blanc, 6 km from Les Taillades, 10 km from Saint Andiol, Mollégès, 11 km from Sénas, Lagnes, 12 km from Caumont sur Durance

GPS : Longitude : 5.036944 E - Latitude : 43.831944 N
Altitude : 76 m
Population : 26305

Cavaillon's assets are numerous and enchanting: of easy access, it is set in the heart of an area replete with both natural and cultural riches. The Natural Regional Park of the Luberon and the Alpilles offer a great many paths and circuits for superb walks through Provençal nature, with its unique combinations of scents and aromas (from the olive and pine trees, the garrigue, the lavender fields…). From the top of the Colline Saint-Jacques, the hill in the very centre of Cavaillon, there are superb panoramic views over the town and its surrounding area. The town organises circuits which showcase the rich historical heritage of Cavaillon : the eighteenth century synagogue, the Jewish museum (Musée Juif Comtadin), the first-century Roman arch, the Avignon gateway, the chapel of Le Grand Couvent, the chapel of Saint-Jacques, the Hôtel Dieu museum…

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What to see, what to visit : The Papal city, the ochres of Roussilon, perched villages such as Les Baux de Provence, Fontaine de Vaucluse…
Available activities : Walks and horse riding trails, cyclo-touring (there is a 100 km itinerary between Cavaillon and Forcalquier, far from the main roads), fishing, rock climbing.

sculpture melon of cavaillon

Provencal market : Monday mornings. Christmas market in December. Festivities : Fair on the first Mondays in may and December. Autumn fair of Saint-Véran in November. Communal festivity on the first Monday in September. Festivity for the Ascension and Saint-Gilles : early September. Artistic Corso on the Thursday of the Ascension. Taurine shows during the summer months. Agricultural equipment exhibition during November. Fête des Vignères, over three days, on the last weekend in July.