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Cavaillon

In the Regional Natural Park of the Luberon

CavaillonCavaillon, in the Vaucluse department, is part of the regional nature park of the Luberon. Cavaillon is located in the Durance valley at the foot of the hill Saint-Jacques, which dominates the surrounding plain and is facing the Luberon, and the Alpilles south-west.

Since ancient times, the town of Cavaillon has proved to be an important crossing point to reach the South of France. It remains today, both commercial and tourism.
Located 30 km from the city of Avignon and 60 km from Marseille, it is a fact that the city has a very enviable position.

Tourism in Cavaillon

Arche Romaine à CavaillonRich on a plan archaeological Cavaillon includes the entry of former Roman baths which you can admire the arcs of intersection (of the first century, moved in the nineteenth and re-installed on the main square of the city).

There are, among others, a remarkable old Cathedral (Cathedral of Notre Dame and Saint Véran eleventh century), a synagogue (Cavaillon synagogue was built in the fifteenth, then rebuilt in the eighteenth century), a chapel hermitage (Chapelle Saint - Jacques twelfth century), other chapels (including the Chapel of the Hotel-Dieu de 1755) and the Museum of the Hotel-Dieu.

The hill Saint-Jacques offers a view overlooking the city. There is also the Monts de Vaucluse, Luberon, the chain of Alpilles, the Valley of the Durance with a substantive Mont Ventoux and the Dentelles de Montmirail...

Melons de CavaillonThe owner of the trademark "Cavaillon Melon", the Municipality of Cavaillon, instructed the union Masters Melonniers Cavaillon to preserve and develop the reputation and attractiveness of the product "Cavaillon Melon" in Europe.

Pictures of Cavaillon

Une rue de Cavaillon Cathédrale de Cavaillon Une maison de Cavaillon

Around Cavaillon

Apt - Gordes - Lourmarin - Fontaine de Vaucluse - L'Isle sur la Sorgue - Manosque - Saint Rémy de Provence - Fontvieille - Maussane les Alpilles - Les Alpilles - Luberon - Bonnieux - Roussillon - Dentelles de Montmirail - Mont Ventoux - Avignon - Abbaye de Sénanque - Le Thor

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