Monteux, Near Avignon
Monteux is a fairly large village close to Carpentras. The old village is inside the 14TH century fortified ramparts and the only part worth visiting. Mainly an agricultural market town. You will see the 14th century Neuve gate, which is classified a historic monument, Notre Dame de Nazareth gothic church, The Clementine tower which was the dungeon of the Château de Monteux where Pope Clément V lived.
What makes this Village specialThings to see : The 14th century gates, the clementine tower (dungeons), the Gothic Church, the chapel of the black Penitents. Also one of the world’s biggest firework manufacturer is based in Monteux and once a year they organise a spectacular firework display inviting thier buyers from around the world but it is open to the public. Worth seeing if you are around. There is also the water park; Wave island, great for a hot day and the Monteux lake and Spirou amusement park.
The markets of Monteux
- Marché du terroir d'été de Monteux : Wednesday, Saturday 08:00 › 13:00
- Marché de Monteux : Tuesday, Sunday 08:00 › 13:00