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Monieux

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 280 h.

6 km west of Sault via the D1 and the D942.
Monieux village

Situated in the east of the Department in the Sault region, Monieux clings to the steep hillsides in the foothills of the "Gorges de La Nesque".

A small picturesque road leads you to the village. The D1, also known as the "route de la Gabelle" is bordered by green oaks and boxwoods, and although full of twists and turns, magnificent countryside is revealed around every corner.
Monieux, Clock tower




To cool off during the summer months, you can visit the lake which is highly popular amongst local fishermen.

In the village you will discover beautiful old houses, several of which date back to the middle ages.


Monieux, landscape
A 12th century look-out tower dominates Monieux and links the village to its historic past.

Monieux is an excellent departure point from which to explore the Nesque gorges that lead to Villes sur Auzon, 20 kilometres away. You can either visit the depths of the gorges on foot (La Nesque is a small stream) or by car via the D942.

Monieux, stairway


More than 60,000 years ago, this canyon was home to the first inhabitants of the region. The remains of more than 32,000 bones have been found, together with more than 5000 flint tools...

he Nesque gorges are impressive (even if they are not on the same scale as the Verdon grand canyon) and well worth a detour.


What to see:

12th century look-out tower. Chapelle Saint Michel (1643).
Chapelle Saint-Roch (1632). Chapelle Saint-André.
Lavender distilleries (from the end of July to mid-September).



Leisure activities:

Hiking. Mountain biking.
Land-scaped lake, fishing.
Climbing. Horse-riding. Nature trails.



Accommodation:

Bed and breakfast
Hiking shelters.
Holiday rentals. Gites.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Sault (6km), Saint Trinit (11km), Villes sur Auzon (22km).







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