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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Pernes-les-Fontaines
Insee code84088
AltitudeFrom 36 to 263 meters
Surface51.12 km²
Population10746 inhabitants
Density210 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSaint-Didier at 4.7 km (8 min)
Chief townAvignon (at 27 km, 34 min)La Roque-sur-Pernes at 5.3 km (8 min)
DepartmentVaucluseVelleron at 7.3 km (11 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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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!

Detailed information
TransportAerodrome of Carpentras - Edgar Soumille
Information pointsTourist Office of Pernes-les-Fontaines
MonumentsChurch Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth,   Tower Ferrande


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.


Located in the heart of Vaucluse, Pernes-les-Fontaines is the ideal base for exploring the famous Avignon Cite des Papes, L'Isle sur la Sorgue called the little Venice of Provence, Mont Ventoux and its small villages, and Carpentras its Humbugs, without forgetting the famous perched villages of Luberon ...

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Cycle, mountain bike, tandem and electric bike hireNature and the outdoors22 €Velleron (5.7 km)
Visit a lavender distilleryLocal flavoursFreeSault (30 km)

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The Clock TowerThe Clock Tower
Heritage DayHeritage Day
Font'Arts, music festival and street theaterFont'Arts, music festival and street theater
Market potter Pernes-les-Fontaines JulyMarket potter Pernes-les-Fontaines July
Poster pottery marketPoster pottery market



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Monday 22 December
Min. -5°C - Max. 11°C
Tuesday 23 December
Min. -1°C - Max. 9°C
Wednesday 24 December
Min. -1°C - Max. 9°C


French cuisine restaurantLes Palmiers
Scenery - The exotic atmosphere recreated by the Restaurant Les Palmiers be a breath of fresh air! Located within the camping les Fontaines, this little paradise in the shelter of palm...
Located in Pernes-les-Fontaines23 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Mas de la Bonoty  
The chef offers an innovative blend of tradition and contemporary cuisine of Provence. It is a cuisine based on local ingredients of the season, all accompanied by a good selection...
Located in Pernes-les-Fontaines25 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantRestaurant L'Hibiscus  
The Restaurant L'Hibiscus, fully renovated, welcomes you in a warm and contemporary with a generous and cosmopolitan blend of originality and modernity. Enjoy a nice time on the terrace...
Located 5.5 km from Pernes-les-Fontaines41 € per person 

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House with 1 bedroomLis Amélié    
Beautiful and spacious room and breakfast with independent access. Private terrace and terrace. Independent bath room toilet. In a large wooded and fenced. Private parking. Summer Kitchen...
Located in Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 75 € to 78 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLa maison de mon pere    
In an old farmhouse renovated in 2010, are 3 bedrooms Provencal style, equipped with bathroom and wc, tv, internet access. Terrace and parking, garden, swimming pool securisée and many...
Located 5.4 km from Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 65 € to 75 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsChez annie et alain    
At the foot of Mont Ventoux, 30 km from Avignon and its famous festival, Annie and Alain welcome you in their house situated 3 km from the village provencal style and rich history....
Located 5.6 km from Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 48 € to 55 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsLa Calvinette  
Gite character in residence of the terraced house of the owner. Completely renovated in 2005. Quiet and close to all amenities (banks, the press, bakery, butcher, doctors, pharmacies,...
Located in Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 360 € to 560 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsGite de provence  
Located at the foot of Mount de Vaucluse, near the heart of Luberon and Provence, this little cottage will welcome you for a pleasant holiday. You'll love its functionality and comfort....
Located 4.9 km from Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 350 € to 850 € per week 
Villa for 6 personsLe clos des Vignes
Comfortable villa, situated in a small village between Luberon and Vaucluse mountains. This house is located in a small development just 5 minutes walk from the village center and its...
Located 6 km from Pernes-les-Fontaines1600 € per week 

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164 places over 3 haCamping Airotel La Sorguette    
We wish you a very pleasant stay in our open-air hotel, a heaven of peace and nature, on the banks of the Sorgue River. At our Campsite « La Sorguette » you will find that comfort and...
Located 10.1 km from Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 18.50 € to 23.70 € per day 
99 places over 3,5 haDomaine du Camping des Sources    
Gordes, one of the hundred most beautiful villages in France, in the heart of the Luberon. The area offers 40 pitches and 59 rental in a typical Provencal, with 180 ° view over the...
Located 14.4 km from Pernes-les-FontainesFrom 18.20 € to 28.80 € per day 
80 places over 2 haCamping Le Pastory    
Herman and his team welcome you in Provence, surrounded by lavender fields and vineyards of Mont Ventoux, the Luberon. The campsite offers a superb view of the 'Mont Ventoux', 10 'from...
Located 16.7 km from Pernes-les-Fontaines 

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La Margelle - Hotel in Pernes-les-FontainesLa Margelle     
Situated in the historic center of Pernes Les Fontaines, La Margelle features a garden and traditional interior courtyard. Free parking is available on site. Each of the hotel’s contemporary...
Located in Pernes-les-FontainesRoom from 71 €
Logis Hotel La Goutte D'eau - Hotel in Pernes-les-FontainesLogis Hotel La Goutte D'eau     
This Logis is located in the Provence countryside, outside the village of Pernes-les-Fontaines. Each of the air-conditioned guest rooms has a private bathroom, TV and free Wi-Fi. The...
Located in Pernes-les-FontainesRoom from 95 €
Coté Ventoux - Hotel in Pernes-les-FontainesCoté Ventoux     
This hotel is located in the heart of the Provencal countryside, near St Didier village. It offers an outdoor swimming pool with fully furnished terrace and a tennis court. Each bright...
Located 4 km from Pernes-les-Fontaines

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Hôtel Central
Located in the heart of old town Avignon, the Central Hotel offers comfortable guest rooms with free Wi-Fi internet access. All of the guest rooms are...
Mercure Cité des Papes
In the heart of Avignon, on the main square 'Place de l'Horloge', 50 meters away from the Popes Palace and the famous bridge,...
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