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Carpentras

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

Carpentras - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse
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City of Art and History, Carpentras has preserved much evidence of the past. The former capital of the region known by its historic name Comtat Venaissin has an interesting old town that is home to Saint-Siffrein cathedral, the oldest synagogue in France (built in 1367), Hôtel-Dieu hospice and apothecary and Orange gateway, the town's last medieval remains.

The town's specialities are strawberries and berlingots, colourful peppermint-flavour boiled sweets.

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Carpentras

At the crossroads between the Rhône and Durance, dominated by the Mont Ventoux, Carpentras fits sheltered from the mistral in the rich and fertile plain of Comtat Venaissin, a landscape of Italian country where manners are dotted with beautiful villages that are warming the midday sun. The privileged location near major highways, making it an ideal base for its quality of life, a land and ancestral know -how, exceptional environment in the heart of unspoilt nature and rich heritage left by the presence popes during five centuries.

" A Carpentras, quiet city and plays the mistral farandole

His tunes Comtadine dances under the plane trees

Watching the Mont Ventoux... " Pierre Vaussais - Fall 80

Things to see and do

Carpentras offering to the visitors, facets as colorful as the facades of its old center. Heir to the Gallic city of Memini, the dual character of Acropolis and market the city became the Middle Ages, the capital of the Venaissin County. It owes its originality to its membership the Holy See from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. Its architecture is inspired by Italian models and the presence of Jews protected Popes, brand culture.

In the streets and squares, its rich heritage unfolds the stroller.

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Events and festivities

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