village of pernes les fontaines

5 km from Velleron, 6 km from Saint-Didier, 8 km from Monteux, 9 km from Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse, 10 km from le Thor, Mazan, 11 km from Althen des Paluds, Loriol du Comtat, 12 km from Aubignan

GPS : Longitude : 5.057778 E - Latitude : 43.999168 N
Altitude : 36 m
Nombre d'habitants : 10 309

Pernes-les-Fontaines is a medieval walled town steeped in history. With roots dating back to the Gallo-Roman era, the town grew in stature during the tenth century, and was the capital of the Comtat Venaissin until 1320.

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Know as the 'Pearl of the Comtat' it is located at the centre of a vast plain into which the Sorgue de Velleron and the Nesque rivers flow. It lies between Carpentras and Isle sur la Sorgue, close to the western slopes of the Vaucluse Mountains, a range of hills and small valleys. It has an extraordinary cultural heritage and is home to many architectural gems and historic monuments. It has been declared one of France's best kept secrets.

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What to see and visit: the thirteenth-century Tour-Ferrande and its frescoes; the seventeenth-century Hôtel de Brancas and its paintings; the tenth-century Romanesque Église Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth; the fifteenth-century Croix-couverte; the fourteenth and fifteenth-century ramparts and three gateways; local chapels; local houses and the town’s forty fountains.
Recommended activities: boules, fishing, walking and mountain bike routes along the area’s hills

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Provencal market : Saturday morning and daily in season (fruits, local products). Market of Christmas: Sunday before Christmas. Festivities : Carnival of Boucicaut. Traditional festival: April 25th and the last week of August.