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Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 3,600 h.

7km North of Bollene via the D26.
8 km North of Mondragon by the N7.

Lapalud, place

Located at the extreme north of the Vaucluse, on the boundary with the Provencale Drome, Lapalud is a commune which spreads out from the heart of its historic village.

Only one street runs through the village aptly named "la grand rue", and two fortified gateways form the entries to the village at either end.

Lapalud, mairie

In the center of the village the Roman church Saint Pierre-ès-Lien (XIII°)is crowned by a clock tower which has been classified a historic monument.

Visit the village on foot and essentially you'll see some beautiful ancient houses, the village shops tend to be clustered outside the village walls.

Lapalud, door of the old village

Lapalud is known for the lock factory created by Andre Blondel and which was the first hydraulic powered factory in France. The village is also famous for its brushes which have been produced to traditional methods in the village for many decades.

Until the nineteen fifties there were more than 10 factories producing brushes in the village and supporting its economy, all with their stalls on the side of the adjacent main road the nationale 7. Today only one factory remains open.

Lapalud, église

few kilometers from the village you can fish at the private lakes, but you need to purchase a day fishing permit in advance.

N.B.: Don't confuse Lapalud and La Palud : there is another village in Provence called La Palud sur Verdon which is located in the Alpes de Haute Provence departement.

What to see:

Hydraulic Dam.
Ancient houses.
St Pierre es Liens Roamn church (XIII°)

Leisure activities:

Hiking/Walking. Mountain Biking.
Tennis. Fishing. Lakes.


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Neighbouring towns and villages:

Lamotte du Rhône (5km), Mondragon (8km), Bollène (7km), Pierrelatte (9km).

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