Close to Cavaillon, Taillades merits a detour to discover a medieval village which has kept its charm and offers pleasant walks. (It is a classified village).
Once upon a time Les Taillades was an important stone quarrying center. The quarries were abandoned at the end of the XIX° century and have now been transformed into an open air theater where dance, theater and concerts are held in August each year.
Go as far as the XIX° century Saint-Pierre mill, to see its large water wheel used in times gone by to mill flour. The mill is not a working mill but its water wheel still helps the waters of the Carpentras canal to flow by.
The marvellous landscapes which surround the village are protected as Taillades is within the Luberon regional park.
During your walks you'll discover and appreciate a variety of flora species as well as the subtle perfumes of the mediterranean and the aromatic plants typical of the "garrigue"... and of course, don't forget (in summer...) you'll be accompanied by the song of the cicadas.
What to see:
Recently restored church, rebuilt in 1742 and 1758.
Former stone quarries.
Remains of ancient habitations. Sculpted rocks.
Village defensive Tower. Suspended way.
XVII°C. Chateau built in 7 ha of parkland (private).
St Pierre Mill water wheel (XIX°C).
Walking and Hiking, Mountain Biking. Tennis.
Horse riding. Petanque.
Summer and cultural events.
12th May Fair at the St Pierre Mill..
Weekend of 15th August, village fete.