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Pertuis

 
Departement of Vaucluse - Pop.: 19.000 h.

22 km north of Aix en Provence via the D556

Pertuis - Square



Due to its geographical situation, Pertuis has always been at the centre of communication between the sea and the mountains, which explains its name in Latin - pertus meaning the passage.


Pertuis - Clock tower



Pertuis is strategically situated between Marseille (50 km), Aix (22 km) and Avignon (80 km). It is a likeable town in the Luberon, and visitors will appreciate the quality of its environment.



Pertuis - City hall

You will be captivated by the narrow, colourful streets, and the old houses that have been so tastefully restored...

Pertuis retains a special atmosphere created by the effect of the Mistral and the luminous quality of the light blending with the impressive architecture and historic past.


What to see:

The house of Reine Jeanne.
The house of François I°, the "maison consulaire" .
The "vieil Etal" or old stall(11th century), le couvent de l'oratoire de Jésus (1620).
St Nicolas church and organ.
Keep of the "chateau disparu", tour St Jacques.



Leisure activities:

Friday morning market in the town centre.
Wednesday and Saturday morning at the place Garcin.
Hiking, horse-riding and mountain biking.
Swimming pool, tennis, cinema and night-club.
Cultural events :
June: Corso fleuri. Horse sale.
May: Flower market. Festival de la BD and street theatre.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsite.



Neighbouring villages:

La Tour d'Aigues (8km), La Bastidonne (7km), Ansouis (6km).







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