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Pernes-les-Fontaines - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vaucluse

This town is unusual in that it boasts forty fountains! The sheer variety of styles make it a must for all fountain fans. The town of Pernes-les-Fontaines also offers other gems, such as ramparts complete with towers and gateways, including the beautiful two-towered Notre-Dame gateway.

A theatre and street music festival called Font' Arts takes place in August.

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Also called "The Pearl of the Comtat" Pernes-les-Fontaines is 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. As one of "the most beautiful detours in France", Pernes-les-Fontaines offers a lifestyle and attractive holiday resort with its many gardens, narrow streets of cobbled streets, shady squares and adorned countryside surrounding vineyards and orchards... Famous for its forty fountains, this small town, which was filmed white Bastide, keeps the character of the Provencal village where life is good...

Things to see and do

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!

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Events and festivities

Throughout the year the city comes alive... exhibition in festivals, concerts, theater, tradition in local 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 plot and unusual places that offer real small theater stages, executives amazing to listen, watch, vibrate and applaud all artists volunteers many cultural associations that occur here...

Do not miss the great rendezvous: walks with lanterns, Pernes Photos, Day Melon, the Folklories, Pernes in Music, Font'Arts the Craftsmanship Fair, the Book Fair and many Old... more!

The association "Terres de Provence" offers a potter market in July, where around 30 potters exhibit their works. Several events are planned: workshop for children to young visitors to experience the happiness brought by the clay work, musical entertainment. From 9am to 19pm at the dock in Verdun in the shade of plane trees.

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A fun festival dedicated to street arts and circus skillsAugust 2017


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Clock Tower
Clock Tower
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Heritage Day
Heritage Day
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Font'Arts, street music and theater festival
Font'Arts, street music and theater festival
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Pernes-les-Fontaines Potter Market in July
Pernes-les-Fontaines Potter Market in July
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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 !


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