17 km from Apt
Altitude : 630 m
Population: 499

A village set atop a rocky spur surrounded by ramparts built over the course of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Viens is surrounded by breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and has retained numerous remnants of its tumultuous past. As you meander through the old village, entered by way of the belfry or the Notre-Dame gate, you can admire the castle, the narrow winding streets, the communal oven...

What to see, what to visit: the gate and the Clock tower; the Saracen towers; the renovated sixteenth-century castle, the church Saint-Hilaire (sixteenth and seventeenth century), the Romanesque chapel Saint-Ferréol; the communal oven in the rue Notre Dame.
Recommended activities:
walks, horse riding, mountain biking (marked out trails round the village and GR6). Guided tour of the village.

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