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Méthamis

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 450 h.

Situated 17 km south-east of Carpentras via the D4 and then the D5.

Methamis village

From its rocky promontory at 380 metres above sea-level, Méthamis overlooks the Nesque Gorge.

The Nesque Gorge is a tourist high spot in the Vaucluse,A visit there is an absolute must. The closest starting point to Méthamis for visiting the unspoilt gorge is Villes sur Auzon.

Ventoux mountain, view from Methamis

Méthamis is a little mountain village lying on the terraces of the Ventoux plateau.

The village's limited historical heritage provides an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant stroll in a natural environment : the visit to the church of Saint Pierre & Saint Paul will take you up to the top of the rock on which it is perched.

Methamis, landscape


It is one of the curiosities of the Comtat Venaissin. Worth visiting, 1km from the village: the chapel of Saint Foy dating from the 15th century and the "Mur de la Peste", a wall erected circa 1720 to isolate Provence which was ravaged by the plague

Another walk worth taking is to the "Hameau des Bastides", where you will discover the little chapel of Saint Anne and also a beautiful fountain and wash house to cool you off.

Methamis, church





Méthamis is also the starting point for numerous walks.

There are waymarked trails that enable you to enjoy superb countryside and a natural environment that has been preserved with care.


What to see:

The church of Saint Pierre & Saint Paul (Romanesque),
Chapel of Saint Foy (15th century).



Leisure activities:

Walking, cycling and mountain biking.
Horse riding.



Accommodation:

Holidat rentals. Gites.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Blauvac (2 km), Venasque (6 km), Villes sur Auzon (6 km), Malemort du Comtat (6 km).







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