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Pertuis, Luberon

In the heart of Provence, on the banks of the Durance and at the gates of the Luberon, Pertuis is a pleasant Provençal city which has a historical heritage worthy of interest and where it is good to taste the typical sweetness of the south of France.

What makes this town special?

Pertus comes from the Latin Pertus, which means "passage". And it is true that Pertus is a real passage between the sea and the mountains, from the Mediterranean country to the Vaucluse and Alpine mountains. The walk in the old town is a delight. Small flowery streets, old houses with undeniable charm, etc. A visit to the Saint-Nicolas church, from the 15th century, is worth the detour, if only to admire its listed organ.

In Rue-Petite, you will come across the house of Queen Jeanne, a small Mannerist palace of Italian influence which has retained its original facade, listed as a historical monument. The Saint-Jacques tower is the only survivor of the seven towers of the 14th century ramparts . Magnificently restored in 1978, it houses two vaulted rooms and has a floor that overlooks a walkway. Finally, the 12th century belfry , the only vestige of the castle built by Guillaume de Forcalquier, now houses the Pertuis tourist office and the former Carmes convent, from the 16th century, one of the most prestigious of the city, today hosts a media library.

The town has a farmers' market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a Provençal market on Fridays.

In summer, there are many cultural, artistic and sporting events to the delight of young and old alike!


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