Le Barroux

castel of barroux

5 km from Suzette, Lafare, 6 km from Malaucène, Crillon le Brave, 8 km from Beaume de Venise, 9 km from Beaumont du Ventoux, Bédoin, Aubignan, Mazan, 12 km from Carpentras

GPS: Longitude : 5.098889 E - Latitude : 44.138058 N
Population: 574
Altitude: 350 m

A hillside village in the shadow of its castle, which springs from the rocks and was a military stronghold in the 12th century and then a magnificent stately home from the Renaissance to the 16th century. There is a stunning view over the Comtat plain, the Dentelles de Montmirail, the Mont Ventoux and the Monts du Vaucluse.

To see and visit: the 16th century castle and its listed gardens, the Ste Madeleine monastery, the church of St Jean Baptiste.
Suggested activity: hill walking.
Provencal market: Saturday morning. Festivities: trade fair in August. Fair of garlic in June.