9 km from Vaison la Romaine, 7 km from Entrechaux, 6 km from Barroux
Altitude : 365 m
Population: 2581

A typical Provençal village, Malaucène, is surrounded by ramparts and lies at the foot of Mont Ventoux. The main gateway to the north slopes of the nearby massif, it is close to the Dentelles de Montmirail and the Toulourenc. Much to the delight of visitors, the village is home to a number of sixteenth and seventeenth-century buildings, stone fountains, narrow alleyways and ancient gateways, all of which contribute to the unique charm of Malaucène.

What to see and visit: the Gothic church; the remains of the fortifications; beautiful town houses; the sixteenth and eighteenth-century ramparts that surround the old town, the clock tower (1539), the twelfth-century Chapelle du Groseau, the Groseau spring.
Recommended activities: walks through the Malaucène woods, horse riding, rock climbing

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