Althen-des-Paluds

Village of Provence

3 km from Entraigues sur la Sorgue, 6 km from Monteux, Saint Saturnin lès Avignon, 8 km from Bédarrides, 9 km from Sarrians, Sorgues, Loriol du Comtat, 11 km from Pernes les Fontaines, 17 km from Avignon

Altitude: 31 m
Population: 2410

Founded in 1845, this small village owes its name to Jean Althen who first introduced the idea of cultivating madder in this very fertile plain. The plant made the region rich and during the 19th century over 50 mills were dedicated to the manufacture of the famous red colourant. Althen des Paluds is an excellent base from where to explore both Provence and Languedoc.

Village in the Vaucluse

What to see and visit: chapel from the late 18th century (currently the town hall with a campanile), the mill of La Roque (an old paper manufacturing factory) - hotel-restaurant; parish church from 1863; 2 oratories; Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, 20th century The Papal city of Avignon, the Mont-Ventoux, Carpentras, the Dentelles de Montmirail…
Recommended activities: walking, swimming, pétanque, mountain biking.

Trouvez une destination originale pour vos vacances de fevrier en provence, une location aix en provence, un hotel ardeche, un gite aquitaine et des dizaines de chambre d'hotes ou écouter de la musique argentine.

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