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