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Venasque, Mont Ventoux

Venasque is a medieval village perched on top of a rocky outcrop. This village is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France. It dominates the valley of La Nesque. Venasque also has listed historical monuments and is said to have the oldest baptistery in the region. There is a 12th century church, ramparts, several chapels.

What makes this Village special

The surrounding countryside is beautiful and there are many hiking trails, stunning views from the village esplanade of Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. The “Mont de Venasque” is also the first registered trademark for cherries and they harvest nearly 20,000 tonnes of cherries each year. There is even a cherry festival in June. They also cultivate strawberries, truffles and muscat grapes for the AOC Ventoux. You will find many artists' studios in Venasque (potters, painters, ceramists, jewelers ... To see: the views, the 9th century baptistery, the Romanesque church of Notre Dame, the Saracen towers, the St Siffrein chapel, the St Siffrein priory Pierre les Thermes, the enchanted forest which is a beautiful place to take children with a giant labyrinth, mini tree climbing in the trees, there are many bories (old traditional huts built in dry stone used by farmers to keep animals or tools).


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