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Mormoiron

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 1,700 h.

Situated 13 km east of Carpentras via the D942.

Mormoiron, landscape

Mormoiron is a small charming village located between the Mont Ventoux and the Vaucluse plateau, just a stone's throw from the La Nesque Gorge.

Mormoiron lies peacefully above the most superb scenery. Its houses are built high up and it has narrow lanes, numerous covered passageways and beautiful old fountains.
Mormoiron, Clock tower



The steady temperate climate (not too hot in summer) offers some great possibilities for hikers. There are five waymarked trails in the area. Maps are available from the tourist office.

Don't miss the Museum of Archeology and Palaeontology. Take a trip 600 million years back in time and discover the history of humanity via fossils and human remains.

Mormoiron, street



Installed in two vaulted rooms: one devoted to a collection of fossils from the region, while the other exhibits rocks, flints and pottery found in the Mormoiron area.

The village depends mainly on winegrowing: Les Cotes du Ventoux.


What to see:

Chapel of Notre Dame des Anges (16th century).
The Museum of Archeology and Palaeontology.
Fossil museum, remains of the Middle Ages.



Leisure activities:

Man-made lake with facilities, fishing.
Walking and mountain-biking.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Camping.
Holiday rentals. Gites



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Mazan (5 km), Villes sur Auzon (5 km), Saint Pierre des Vassols (7 km), Bédoin (8 km).







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