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Malaucène Malaucène - 1310
Malaucène Malaucène - 1311
Malaucène Malaucene

Malaucène, Mont Ventoux

Malaucène is a pretty village dating from the 10th century. The beautiful countryside surrounding the village is the main draw for its visitors. Its traditional weekly market and excellent wineries are unique and not to be missed.

What makes this village special?

Vaucluse is famous for its wonderful countryside, and Malaucène is the starting point for several hiking trails that lead to Mont-Ventoux. The most famous leads to the top of Calvaire, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the village and the surrounding region. There is the possibility of doing lots of other activities in the countryside, including horse riding, climbing, fishing and paragliding. The center of the village is an ideal place to start the holidays. Its Gallic, Roman and medieval influenced buildings are just waiting to be discovered, ... as well as its ancient fountains, washhouses and typical buildings - including some private residences available for vacation rental and others which now house cafes, bars or restaurants. The most important building in the village is probably the church dating from 1309 of Saint-Michel and Saint-Pierre, characterized by Romanesque and Gothic styles and which is open to the public all year round. The Wednesday morning market is a particularly popular local event, and above all the perfect opportunity to discover local dishes and wines. Meats, cheeses, olives and salamis are local specialties that can be bought in the market at very favorable prices. There are also everyday items such as clothing, artwork and pottery ... perfect opportunity to shop for authentic and locally made gifts.

Some of the excellent vineyards of the Côte-du-Rhône region are a short distance from Malaucène, including Gigondas (22 km) and Rasteau (21 km), and offer tours where you can explore the vineyards and taste their products. Just 10 km from Malaucène is the beautiful town of Vaison-la-Romaine, which is home to some fantastic Roman ruins. Unmissable place for anyone visiting the region.


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