Also called "The Pearl of the Comtat" Pernes-les-Fontaines lies at the foot of Mont Ventoux, backed by the Vaucluse mountains that give birth to the famous Fountain, about 25 minutes of the Luberon and Avignon. With "most beautiful detours of France", Pernes-les-Fontaines offers a lifestyle and attractive holiday resort with its many gardens, cobbled alleys, its shady squares and its surrounding countryside adorned with grapevines and orchards? Famous for its forty fountains, this small city retains all the character of the Provencal village where life is good?
Former capital of the Comtat Vaucluse, Pernes kept this time prestigious traces ... not less than twenty-two of its monuments or listed historic monument ...
Enter the heart of the old center still surrounded by ramparts and imposing fortified gates ...
Admire fourteen mansions, chapels, Romanesque church! Take the small shaded and winding calade to the top of the clock tower and enjoy the breathtaking view over the plain of Comtat and Mont Ventoux!
Do not miss the Ferrande turn. It is in it that you will discover the most valuable historical treasures of the city of frescoes from the 13th century beautifully preserved.
Take a trip back in time and enter the Store Clothier, old cloth shop that his old vintage counters, displays the view of visitors beautiful needlework and embroidery ... Admire Costumes Comtadin treasured and relive that every four years at the famous Heritage Day.
Enter the house Fléchier famous sacred orator of the Sun King! At the heart of an elegant 17th century mansion, just soak up the Comtadine traditions ... let her tell you vigils Christmas in the fireplace, his evenings spinning the silk cocoon, and the painstaking work of Santon ...
And for large nostalgic visit the museum of the Old School Valayans. Find the wooden benches, the encriez earthenware penholders, the teacher's desk and even his whip!
Throughout the year the city comes alive... exhibitions in festivals, theater concerts, local traditions festivals, everyone finds to be entertained, to cultivate Pernes-les-Fontaines ! In addition to the cultural center of the Augustinians and the White Penitents chapel, the old center is full of plots and unusual places that offer real small theater scenes, amazing managers to listen, watch, vibrate and applaud all artists volunteers from many cultural associations that occur here...
Do not miss the big appointment: walking lanterns, Pernes Photos, Melon Festival, the Folklories Pernes in Music Font'Arts, the Salon des Métiers d' Art, the Antiquarian Book Fair... and more!
The association " Pots in the street " offers its pottery market in July, where nearly 30 potters display their works. Several events are planned : development of a collective work carried out by the visitors contest ceramic workshop for children young visitors to enjoy the happiness brought by the work of clay, musical entertainment.
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
Rooted in the heart of Provence, Vaucluse Pernes-les-Fontaines opens the doors of wealth. In less than an hour's drive, discover breathtaking landscapes of which contain authentic heritage !