Malaucene is a Provencal market town of the utmost charm. A very happening and stylish town which should not be missed!
Malaucène is approached through a remarkable avenue of ancient plane trees. The village dates from the tenth century and contains medieval, gallic and roman structures - and even some prehistoric vestiges. Sixteenth century ramparts surround the old town. Strolling through the streets of Malaucène, you will be able to admire the beautiful residences dating from the 16th to 18th centuries, ancient fountains and the wash-houses. On the Cours Isnards you will find restaurants, café terraces and hotels as well as numerous shops. Read more...
Avignon ~ 45 km
Orange ~ 40 km
Beaumont-du-Ventoux ~ 4 km
Entrechaux ~ 5 km
Le Barroux ~ 6 km
Crillon-le-Brave ~ 6 km
Suzette ~ 7 km
Crestet ~ 7 km
Saint-Marcellin-lès-Vaison ~ 7 km
Bédoin ~ 8 km
Caromb ~ 8 km
Modène ~ 8 km
Saint-Pierre-de-Vassols ~ 8 km
La Roque-Alric ~ 8 km
Saint-Hippolyte-le-Graveyron ~ 9 km
Saint-Romain-en-Viennois ~ 9 km
Lafare ~ 10 km
Malaucène is the starting point for many walking trails to the Mont Ventoux. (Don't miss the superb trail that leads up to the panoramic viewpoint at Calvaire). Historically it was the starting point of Petrarch's (Italian poet) ascension of Mont Ventoux in 1336. He is considered the first recorded Alpinist of modern times, the first to climb a mountain merely for the delight of looking from its top.
There is an outside market every Wednesday morning. Local merchants are selling olives, salamis, potteries, handicraft, clothes, etc. Malaucène has several restaurants, cafés and wineries. Several places exhibit local artists especially painters.
Le Calvaire de Malaucène - walk up its shallow stone steps and wind your way to wonderful views and a hidden garden.
Malaucène sits at the bottom of the Mont Ventoux in an area known as the Comtat Venaissin which was from 1274 until 1793, like Avignon, property of the popes.
Although not formed of a whole united geographical entity, it included mainly the valleys between Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail. Villages as far north as Montelimar and south as Bonnieux in the Luberon were also part of the Comtat.
The region includes many perched villages who have kept their traditional winding streets and ancient buildings such as Le Barroux, Crillon or Suzette. But also important market towns like Carpentras which are full of historical monuments and colourful stands.
Staying in a Just Provence luxury rental in the Comtat Venaissin means you will be in a independant cultural niche in the middle of Provence. The area is historically rich and offers fantastic hiking and cycling opportunities thanks to its natural features.
It is a very agricultural region famed in France for its fruits and olives, but is world reknown for its wines of course
Climb the worn steps to the top of the Calvaire where you will find a haven from the bustle of market day. The view is divine and the helpful map seen above marks all the sights in a 360 degree panorama. Also, there is an artists vision of the Stations of the Cross. A wonderful contemplative spot.
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