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In the countryside; In the City; Among nature
At the heart of the plains of Comtat Venaissin, Carpentras is an exceptional destination for all history and architecture lovers with its rich heritage, witness of a remarkable history. Visitor will discover its Porte d'Orange, remains of its old walls, the episcopal palace, St Siffrein Cathedral, the Hôtel Dieu and its superb 18th Century pharmacy.
Carpentras has also kept its traditions and every week, the colourful market attracts people from all over the area.
Environment : Country setting, 4 km from Carpentras.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Pernes-les-Fontaines. 7 km. Lovely medieval town boasting no less than 40 ancient fountains!
Le Barroux. 15 km. Picturesque hill top village overlooked by its imposing 12th century castle. Magnificent panorama looking out on the Comtat plain, the Vaucluse hills, the Dentelles de Montmirail and Mont Ventoux.
Beaumes de Venise. 15 km. Charming village nestled at the foot of the famous Dentelles de Montmirail on the "wine trail" (la route des vins), and renowned for its famous Beaumes de Venise Muscat wine.
L’Isle sur la Sorgue. 20 km. Attractive market town with picturesque waterways and renowned for its antique markets. Not to be missed!
Chateauneuf du Pape. 30 km. Medieval village built on the side of a hill, overlooked by the ruins of its ancient chateau and surrounded by its world famous vineyards.
Vaison la Romaine. 30 km. Picturesque city with little shady squares, ancient doorways, and narrow cobbled streets dotted with superb fountains but also highly interesting from an archaeological point of view with many Roman remains.
Orange. 30 km. City of art and history, Orange boasts an exceptional historical heritage including its famous Antique Theatre built in the early days of Christianity, and now listed as a monument of the world. The attractive old city with narrow streets, well restored façades and ancient shady squares will delight all visitors.
Avignon. 30 km City of history and city of theatre, the fortified city of Avignon marked by papal history will charm you with its ancient streets, spectacular monuments and museums and impressive number of cafes and restaurants. Its famous bridge still stands over the Rhone river.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Avignon (35mn), Marseille (70mn).
Sea: 90 km
Supermarket: 3 km
Shops: 2 km
Doctor: 4 km
Town centre: 4 km
Tennis: 4 km
Horse riding: 2 km
Golf: 20 km
Hospital: 5 km.