Crillon-le-Brave, Mont Ventoux
The village Crillon le Brave is located near Mont Ventoux in the heart of Provence in the south of France.
What makes this Village special
Crillon-le-Brave is one of the most famous small villages in Provence. This historic village has many old buildings in an excellent state of conservation. The town's castle dates back to 1400 and is now a hotel. From the outside you can see its two main defense towers. Elsewhere you will find the Chapel of Saint-Michel, one of the oldest buildings in the region, dating back to 1000 and frescoes from the 12th and 14th centuries. The Romanesque chapel of Saint-Romain is also to be seen! Crillon-le-Brave is located in the heart of an important wine region. The village is located a short distance from Châteuneuf-du-Pape or Ventoux, where you will find many vineyards, ranging from small family businesses to large estates. When it comes to outdoor activities, you couldn't have been better. The terrain is particularly suitable for mountain biking, Mont Ventoux being a destination of choice for many cyclists. Numerous bicycle rental companies can be found nearby. You will also be able to see a little more of this remarkable landscape during hikes, between vineyards and olive groves. There are a number of important historic towns near Crillon-le-Brave. Particularly close to Crillon-le-Brave is Carpentras, which is home to a superb historic center and the oldest synagogue in France, dating from the 1300s. Further south-west is the very pretty town of Avignon, whose historic center belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage: consider visiting the magnificent Palais des Papes, considered one of the most beautiful historical buildings in all of Europe.
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