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La Roque sur Pernes

Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 500 h.

Take the D938 south of Carpentras until Pernes les Fontaines
then the D28 towards St Didier and finally the D121 on the right..

La Roque sur Pernes village

Perched on a rock and surrounded by magnificent countryside, the small village of La Roque sur Pernes enables you to fully appreciate the natural wonders of this glorious region as it offers numerous look-out points over the "Monts de Vaucluse".

La Roque sur Pernes, calade

Relics dating back to the stone age and the bronze age prove that this village, planted in rock, has been inhabited since ancient times.

Dominated by its 11th century chateau which has been restored at different periods over the centuries (unfortunately not open to the public), the village has a rich historic past with episodes of glory, ruin, abandon and reconstruction.

La Roque sur Pernes, fountain

Today, thanks to the restoration work carried out by the local government, you can merrily wander amongst the beautiful cobble-stone streets and discover all the charm of La Roque sur Pernes down to the tiniest detail!

La Roque sur Pernes, street

On the "route de Saumane", you can also visit a superb collection of "bories" which are typical of the region (small round huts made of dry stone and formerly used by shepherds).

Fabulous hikes are on the agenda!

What to see:

XI° century Castle (no visits).
XI° century Saint Pierre Saint Paul church.
"Bories" on Saumane road.
"Calades" streets in the village.

Leisure activities:

Hiking. Horse riding. Mountain biking.
Village votive fair 2nd week end of July.
Summers concerts and events.
Art crafts: potery.


Tourism residence - Holiday rentals
Bed and breakfast

Neighbouring towns and villages:

St Didier (4km), Pernes les Fontaines (5km), Le Beaucet (8km), Venasque (10km).

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