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Wayside Cross of Malaucène

Monument in Malaucène

Wayside Cross of Malaucène - Monument in Malaucène

Malaucène and her ordeal, a unique site of its kind, do not hesitate to do it step!

It was a building made of safre surrounded by retaining walls splicers on which stood a watchtower.

We invite you to climb its slopes and calade to discover a panoramic view. There is also a viewpoint that will guide your eyes.

14 small chapels housing a representation of the Cross, played by Luke Ta-Van-Thinh, give a force and a very pronounced modernity in these places. One of it is under three old wooden cross gives meaning to what we call the "Calvary".

Legend has it locked up brigands and enemies without feeding and when the villagers slept, we heard these unfortunate cry of hunger ("brama fan" in Provençal). Hence the name of legendary Tower of Calvary.

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Malaucène and his ordeal: No, it is not a punishment but a unique site to visit when you come to Malaucène. It is also called the castle, but no text attests to the presence of a stately home on the promontory, then what? And although it is most likely a building consisting of a friable rock - Zaffre - or sandstone (hence the name Malaucène) - surrounded by retaining walls and splicers on which stood a tower ford (and maybe a jail).

You will discover a 360 ° view and a recent development. The view allows you to admire the fortified church from above, and its massive tower to the south and the road of Carpentras, the courtyard of a Renaissance building, the Hotel L'Espine westward further dependencies of another castle, that of Crèmecières; Provençal roofs of the old town to the north and the road to Vaison; east foothills of Ventoux is called here the "little Ventoux" or "Ventouret".

But scattered around the platform 14 small chapels housing a representation of the Cross. Ta-Luc Van Thinh is an artist who lives Malaucène he performed each of the 14 Stations of the Cross by implementing a novel technique of etching and baking enamels which give vigor and modernity in this very pronounced places.

Address1 Rue du Château, Malaucène

Other monuments nearby

Church Saint-MichelMalaucène
Chapel Notre-Dame-du-GroseauMalaucène
Abbey Notre-Dame de l'AnnonciationLe Barroux (1.3 mi)
Chapel of La MadeleineBédoin (2.5 mi)
Chapel of the Saint-SépulcreBeaumont-du-Ventoux (2.6 mi)
Chapel Notre-Dame de NazarethEntrechaux (3.3 mi)
Castle of the Comtes de ToulouseVaison-la-Romaine (5.3 mi)
Cathedral Sainte-Marie de l'AssomptionVaison-la-Romaine (5.3 mi)


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