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Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 300 h.

12 km North of Avignon via the N7.
Bédarrides, entrée

Situated at equal distance (12 km) from the three main towns in the Vaucluse, Avignon, Carpentras and Orange, Bédarrides is located just off the N7.

This circular large market town can be discovered by taking the old Ouveze bridge, erected in 1647.There are picnic facilities and a sports area on the banks of the Ouveze.

Bedarrides, Ouveze bridge
Also called the "City of 7 rivers", Bedarrides is an ideal spot for fishing enthusiasts and nature lovers.

As you visit the village, you will realise that it has been able to preserve some of the traces of its past: the Sainte Croix gate, Place du 4 septembre, guarded by its two ancient plane trees, marks the entrance to the main thoroughfare, the Grand rue Charles De Gaulle.

Bédarrides, fontaine

The Comtat Venaissin stonework gate located in rue Petite Fontaine, and the Poustarlon gate located in rue Vacquerie connect the old centre to the Ouveze quay.

Bédarrides, église Saint Laurent

The church of Saint Laurent in its square is listed as a historic monument, and has an interesting history... It was here, within its walls, that the document unifying the Comtat Venaissin with France was signed on 18th August, 1791.

The church's portal, the paintings by Nicolas Mignard and Joseph H Aubanel, Henri II's chapel and the stained glass window of two penitents make this a very worthwhile visit.

Built between the Montreal hill and the plateau of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Bédarrides is situated on the "wine trail" (la route des vins) for Cotes du Rhone and Châteauneuf.

Les amateurs de bon vin pourront visiter quelques domaines viticoles pour en ramener quelques "souvenirs"... pour leur cave.

What to see:

A beautiful parish church.
The covered rotunda fountain.
The triple arch Romanesque bridge over the Ouveze.
The "Oxygene" tropical aquarium. The marine museum.

Leisure activities:

Tennis. Riding.
Boules. Walking. Fishing.
Spa, wellness massages in a guest house


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Neighbouring towns and villages:

Sorgues (4km), Entraigues sur Sorgue (6km), Courthézon (6km), Châteauneuf du Pape (8km).

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