Saumane de Vaucluse

5 km from Fontaine de Vaucluse, 9 km from Pernes les Fontaines, Velleron, 11 km from Gordes, Maubec, Taillades, Malemort du Comtat, 17 km from Cavaillon
Altitude : 218 m
Population: 778

A picturesque village perched atop a hilltop, Saumane's tranquillity and serenity will not fail to seduce you. From the highest vantage point of the village you will enjoy breathtaking views over the Sorgue valley, with its olive tree groves and Mediterranean plants. History lovers will enjoy the riches of Saumane's heritage: the dungeon of the Castrum Salmana, the 12th century church of Saint-Trophime, the ramparts, the cobbled streets, its stone fountains and bories.

What to see, what to visit: the Romanesque 12th century church of Saint-Trophime, the medieval castle chapel of Sainte-Rose, Peasants' museum in the ancient farm of la Crémade (3.5 km to the north, exhibiting farming implements, archaeological artefacts, animated nativity scene, santon making workshop.. Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes, Lacoste, the ochres of

Recommended activities: golf, walking, fishing…

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