Considered one of the newest villages of Vaucluse, Althen-des-Paluds was created in the nineteenth century. This town in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur is located midway between Avignon and Carpentras, bordering Pernes-les-Fontaines.
Althen-des-Paluds is renowned for the cultivation of madder, which made the wealth of a certain Jean Althen who gave his name to the city. For a long time this plant was produced for its roots were used to make red dye. If this small town does not know a major tourist attraction, it does present some less beautiful sites to discover during a walk in the streets.
The village of Althen-des-Paluds nonetheless an ideal location in the Venaissin County, and offers visitors a little quiet, near the most interesting tourist places of the region.