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Piolenc

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 4.500 h.

6 km north of Orange on the N7.

Piolenc - Arrival


You'll arrive at Piolenc via national highway N7 which goes through the village. The village shops are on this road.

The village is encircled by a road and is easy to explore. Park you car to take a short walk through the streets leading to the church.



Piolenc - Street
The church of St. Pierre with its bell tower is perched on a promontory and crowned by the village clock. A long stone stairway leads up to the church door, and is the ideal place for visitors to take a photograph.

Piolenc produces very large quantities of garlic, and every year at the same period, the village holds a garlic festival. For a week the whole village takes part. Shop windows are decorated and garlic seller's stalls are set up everywhere.

All sorts of effigies are created of this bulbous plant. The high point is the preparation of a giant "aïoli" (meal with garlic mayonnaise), to which everybody is invited. There's a great atmosphere!

Piolenc - Bell tower
1 km south of the village is a strange château hidden away, belonging to a famous family : the Gruss family, founders of the Gruss Circus. Activities are organised all year round, such as courses and lessons in acrobatics, animal training and artistic horse-riding.

From mid-April to mid-September, from Tuesday to Sunday, the Gruss family organises visits and events in the grounds and château, lasting all day. From a visit to the museum installed in a section of the château, to an encounter with the circus horses that have made Gruss so famous, not forgetting the old-time circus show, you'll be constantly amazed and the day will seem to go by far too quickly !


What to see:

Romanesque Church of Saint-Pierre.



Leisure activities:

Walking. Mountain-biking. Horse riding.
Summer events. Arts and crafts.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Camping.



Neighbouring villages:

Mornas (4km), Sérignan du Comtat (6,5km), Uchaux (6,5km).







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