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Vaucluse

  Population: 499.695 h Surface 3.450 km²

Abbaye de Sénanque

Roussillon - les Ocres
Here is the interior of Provence. The boundaries of the Vaucluse are defined by the valley of the Rhône in the west, which provides irrigation for this land of fruit vegetables and reputed vinyards.

The north of the departement has a unique story in that 4 of the villages of Vaucluse were hemmed in inside the "departement" of the Drome Provencale and have since been named the Pope's Enclave just above Vaison la Romaine, close to Bollène.

The eastern boundaries are sculpted out of the Alps and the Mount Ventoux; while in the south one finds the Luberon, between Cavaillon to Pertuis, which follows along the Durance River and between Rustrel to Grambois against the Alpes de Haute Provence.

The villages in this part are known to be charming so high up in the rocky chaine of the Luberon.

LE LUBERON

Gordes
This is a land of castles, perched villages and craggy landscape. The Luberon is a place much sought after. Even before Peter Mayle and his bestseller Une Année en Provence famous people both in politics and show business came here to escape the curious crowds.

Right in the heart of Provence, Luberon offers such historical and cultural sites as the Abby of Senanque and the typical villages of Gordes, Ménerbes, Lourmarin

In the midst of this rough countryside of deep crevices and terrassed slopes the Luberon inhabitants have made a living out of wine making and the cultivation of lavender native to this soil.


Avignon, Sorgues, Comtat Venaissin and Mount Ventoux area
Avignon

De la belle et festive Avignon à l'extrême Ouest jusqu'au sauvage pays de Sault à l'Est, cette large partie du département se décline en décors contrastés : oasis de fraîcheur du pays des Sorgues ( l'Isle sur la Sorgue, Fontaine de Vaucluse), vergers et vignes du Comtat Venaissin (Carpentras, Le Beaucet, Pernes les Fontaines), blés et lavandes du pays de Sault, le Mont Ventoux avec Bedoin à ses pieds, veille comme une sentinelle postée au milieu des plaines et plateaux.

Cette vaste plaine est en tête de la production nationale de nombreux fruits et légumes. C'est aussi le terroir des vins des Côtes du Rhône et des Côtes du Ventoux, la majorité est classée en AOC. Vignobles de RasteauVous y découvrirez les crus qui participent au prestige de notre gastronomie : les Châteauneuf du Pape, les fameux Gigondas, Vacqueyras, Beaumes de Venise, Séguret ou Rasteau... pour ne citer qu'eux...

La viticulture y est une tradition séculaire, c'est le terroir des vins des Côtes du Rhône, des Côtes du Ventoux et des Côtes du Lubéron. La majorité est classée en AOC, le cru Châteauneuf du Pape participe à la renommée de la région avec les fameux Gigondas, Vacqueyras et autres Rasteau.



Haut Vaucluse (Provence des Papes)
Vaison

This protected site, historically rich for more than 20 centuries is surrounded by oak and pine forests.

The Dentelles of Montmirail, curious looking hills with sharp peaks eroded in a manner that resembles lace attract mountain climbing enthousiastsLavandes.

Below the Pope's Enclave the land is rich in truffles, lavender, honey and good wine. Here nature is strong and is respected by the inhabitants. This is the Provence made from the love of hard work and the knowledge that has been transmitted trom generation to generation!




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