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 Venaissin, Pernes kept of the time traces prestigious? not less than twenty-two of its monuments are listed or registered as an historic monument?
At the heart of the old center still surrounded by ramparts and impressive fortified gates?
Admire his fourteen mansions, small chapels, Romanesque church! Take calade little shady and crooked to the top of the clock tower and enjoy the exceptional view on the plain of Comtat and the Mont Ventoux!
Do not forget to visit the tower Ferrande. It is here that you find most valuable historical treasures of the city: the 13th century frescoes magnificently preserved.
Take a trip back in time and go into the store Draper, a former shop stuffs on his old age counters, displays at the sight of visitors beautiful needlework and embroidery? Admire its Comtadin Costumes treasured and relived every four years during the celebrated Heritage Day.
Enter the house Flechier famous preacher of the Sun King! At the heart of an elegant mansion of the 17th century, just soak Comtadine traditions? let her tell you Christmas Eve at the fireplace, his evenings spinning of cocoon silk, and the painstaking work of Christmas cribs?
And for nostalgia, visit the museum of the Old School to Valayans. Find the wooden benches, the earthenware inkwell, the pen-master's office and even his whip!
Throughout the year the city comes alive? exhibition 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 contains 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, folklorists, Pernes in Music, Font'Arts, the Salon des Métiers d'Art, Antiquarian Book Fair? and much more!
ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND
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 ...