Part of the Regional Nature Park of the Luberon, the village, at the confines of the Durance valley is a gateway to the Luberon.
Pertuis has always been a communication hub linking sea and mountain (Pertus signifies 'passage' in Latin). You can visit
the old town, its narrow streets further enriched with colourful flowers, its beautifully restored town houses. The town has
retained its architectural and historical riches.
What to see, what to visit: the church of Saint-Nicolas (15th/16th century), the Tower Saint-Jacques from the 14th century, the house known as la maison de la Reine Jeanne, the 12th century belfry, the chapel of la Charité, the ancient convent des Carmes, the house of King François 1, the maison consulaire, the 11th century house le Vieil Etal (ancient stall), the convent of the Oratoire de Jésus (1620), the dungeon of the (now-destroyed) castle, 16th and 19th century fountains.
Recommended activities: walks, horse riding, mountain biking, swimming pool, tennis courts.
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