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Monteux, Near Avignon

Monteux is a fairly large village near Carpentras. The old village is inside the fortified 14th century ramparts and the only part worth visiting. Mainly an agricultural village. You will see the 14th century New Gate, listed as a historic monument, the Gothic Church of Our Lady of Nazareth, the Clementine Tower which was the keep of the castle of Monteux where Pope Clement V.

What makes this Village special

To see: the 14th century doors, the Clementine tower (dungeons), the Gothic church, the Chapel of the Black Penitents. One of the largest fireworks manufacturers in the world is also based in Monteux and once a year they put on a spectacular fireworks show inviting their buyers from all over the world, but it is open to the public. Worth a visit if you are there. There is also the water park; Wave Island, ideal for a hot day and Monteux lake and the Spirou amusement park.


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