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DECOUVERTE & VIE PRATIQUE » Musées, Monuments & Chateaux, Parc & Jardins
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Museums & Exhibitions

Apt Industrial Adventure Museum
 14 Place du Postel, 84400 APT
 Tel: +33 4 90 74 95 30 
 http://www.apt.fr/Le-Musee-de-l-Aventure.html 

 Throughout the history of the industrial era, the museum presents the main aspects of a real adventure that, through periods of prosperity and crisis, continues, since the eighteenth century, to shape the history of the country and the life of its inhabitants.
 
 Epicurium  
 100 Rue Pierre Bayle, BP 11548, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 32 40 37 71
 Site web: http://www.epicurium.fr/

 A unique place in Europe at the gates of Avignon, in the middle of a vast garden for sensory, scientific and cultural discovery of fruits and vegetables. A place entirely dedicated to the discovery of the plant from seed to plate. Did you know ? The Vaucluse is the 2nd largest fruit producers in France and the 4th largest producer of vegetables!
 
 Angladon museum
 5 rue Laboureur, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: 04 90 82 29 03 


 Housed in a beautiful 18th century mansion, this museum features works from the prestigious private collection of the famous couturier and Parisian patron Jacques Doucet.
Musée de l'aventure industrielle des APT
Musée de l'aventure industrielle des APT
Musée Epicurium
Musée Epicurium
Musée Angladon
Musée Angladon
 Museum of Santon and Traditions of Provence
 Place de la Colonne, 84800 FONTAINE-DE-VAUCLUSE 
 Tel: +33 4 90 20 20 83 - +33 6 07 71 56 15
 Site web: http://musee-du-santon.e-monsite.com/ 

 Come and discover the wonderful world of the santon, old and new terracotta pieces, raw earth, bread, wax, works of santonniers from all over Provence. More than 2200 unique pieces! 
Underground World Museum

 
Norbert Casteret Collection
 Chemin du Gouffre, 84800 FONTAINE-DE-VAUCLUSE 
 Tel: +33 4 90 20 34 14 

 In a life-size reconstruction, presentation of research and exploration of the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and other speleological sites (chasm, waterfall, underground river, frescoes and prehistoric traces, stalactites).
Musée Norbert Casteret
Musée Norbert Casteret
Musée du verre et du vitrail
Musée du verre et du vitrail
Musée des Santons
Musée des Santons
Corkscrew Museum
 84560 MÉNERBES Tel: +33 4 90 72 41 58 
 Site web: http://museedutirebouchon.com/ 

 Founded in 1993 by Yves Rousset-Rouard, the Musée du Tire-Bouchon, located in the Domaine de la Citadelle in Ménerbes, Luberon, presents a collection of more than 1200 historical pieces from the 17th century to the present, from all over the world. including some unique pieces. 
 
 House of Truffle and Wine of Lubéron
 Place de l'horloge, 84560 MÉNERBES
 Tel: +33 4 90 72 38 37 
 Site web: http://www.vin-truffe-luberon.com

 Housed in a beautifully renovated 17th century mansion. The House of Truffle and Wine is an informative and fun place and a training place for professionals and amateurs. The house has a restaurant and a shop where wines from the Parc du Luberon come together with fresh truffles in season. 

 
Calvet museum
 65 rue Joseph Vernet, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 86 33 84 
 Site web : http://www.musee-calvet-avignon.com/ 


The Museum of Fine Arts of Avignon: paintings, sculptures, objects of art from the fifteenth to the twentieth century, in a beautiful mansion of the eighteenth century. The building and the collection together form one of the most poetic and historical places in Avignon.
Musée du tire-bouchon
Musée du tire-bouchon
Maison de la Truffe et du vin
Maison de la Truffe et du vin
Musée Calvet
Musée Calvet
  Comtadin - Duplessis museum
 234 Boulevard Albin Durand, 84200 CARPENTRAS 
 Tel: +33 4 90 63 04 92 

 The municipal collections of painting come originally from the study of Bishop of Inguimbert, bishop of Carpentras from 1735 to 1757. They offer a real interest both in terms of art history than on the story of collectors' taste story.

 Museum of the truffle of Ventoux
 84390 MONIEUX, Tel : +33 4 90 64 14 14 

 In Monieux in the heart of the Ventoux, discover the Rabasse (the black truffle): an exhibition, photos, objects to better discover its history, its origins, its methods of harvest and its meeting with the culinary art. Animations around the truffle.
Musée de la truffe du Ventoux
Musée de la truffe du Ventoux
Musee Contadin - Duplessis
Musee Contadin - Duplessis
Musée de la truffe du Ventoux
Musée de la truffe du Ventoux
 Petit Palais museum, Palais des Archevêques
 Place du Palais des Papes, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel : +33 4 90 86 44 58
 Site web: 

 The museum houses a unique collection of paintings from the Middle Ages and the Italian Renaissance (more than three hundred Italian primitives), including the Campana collection, an important part of the Calvet museum (School of Avignon from the 13th to the 16th century) and medieval sculptures from the 12th to the 16th century. from Avignon and surroundings. This ensemble is essential for understanding artistic creation in medieval Italy and the Renaissance. 
Musée du Petit Palais
Musée du Petit Palais
Palais des Archeveques
Palais des Archeveques
Musée du Petit Palais - Avignon
Musée du Petit Palais - Avignon
 Louis Vouland museum
 17 rue Victor Hugo, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 86 03 79
 Site web: https://www.vouland.com/ 

 The name of its founder, the Avignon manufacturer Louis Vouland, the museum presents a permanent collection of Decorative Arts of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
 
 Collection Lambert
 5 rue Violette, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: 04 90 16 56 20
 Site web : http://www.collectionlambert.fr/


 The Museum doubled its exhibition space in 2015. The contemporary art collection reflects the great movements of the art of our time: Minimal art, Conceptual art, Land art, painting of the 80s, video and photography for the years 90 ...
Musée Louis Vouland
Musée Louis Vouland
Collection Lambert
Collection Lambert
Collection Lambert
Collection Lambert
 Museum of Lavender
 276 Route de Gordes, 84220 CABRIÈRES-D'AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 76 91 23
 Site web: http://www.museedelalavande.com/

 The Lavender Museum is a must for all nature lovers in search of true lavender. The Lincelé family, initiator of this fabulous project in 1991, introduces the visitor to the true lavender of Provence 'lavender fine'.

 Museum of Glass and Stained Glass
 Route de St-Pantaléon - Les Bouillons, 84220 GORDES 
 Tel: +33 4 90 72 22 11
 Site web: http://musee-verre-vitrail.pagesperso-orange.fr/ 

 7000 years of the history of humanity, from glass beads to glass, from stained glass to fiberglass. An exceptional collection of objects testifies to the glass epic. Exhibition of Frédérique Duran's works.

 Moulin des Bouillons museum
 Route de Saint-Pantaléon - D148, 84220 GORDES 
 Tel: +33 4 90 72 22 11 

 Located on a Gallo-Roman site inhabited since 2000 years, the Moulin des Bouillons is an oil mill called 'blood' mill (Operation using human or animal force). Classified Historical Monument, it is the oldest mill preserved with all its elements of work.
Musée de la lavande
Musée de la lavande
Musée des Moulins des Bouillons
Musée des Moulins des Bouillons
Musée du verre et du vitrail
Musée du verre et du vitrail
 Mathieu ocher factory
 D 104, 84220 ROUSSILLON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 05 66 69
 Site web: http://okhra.com/visites-animations/visite-usine-ocre/ 

 To better understand the industrial adventure of the ocher that transformed the Vaucluse landscape of Roussillon in Rustrel, Colorado Provençal, it is necessary to visit the Conservatory installed in the former Usine Mathieu. Here everything is still ocher color, walls on the ground. The contrast of the colors of the earth with that of the pines is striking of beauty.

 Costume Comtadin museum - Magasin Drapier
 Rue de la République, 84210 PERNES-LES-FONTAINES 
 Tel: +33 4 90 66 51 45
 Site Web:
 http://www.costumescomtadin.com/costumescomtadin.com/

This former Drapier Shop from 1860 has remained fixed in time and offers the visitor a very realistic overview of the objects and fabrics used by grandmothers to make their clothes. On the 1st floor, admire the superb collection of restored Comtadin Costumes by the Conservatoire.
 
 Sirene Astronomical Observatory
 RD 34, 84400 LAGARDE-D'APT 
 Tel: +33 4 90 75 04 17
 Site web: https://www.obs-sirene.com/
 

 Located at 1,100 meters above sea level and enjoying a 360 ° panorama, installed on an old nuclear missile launching area and taking advantage of the quality of the sky of the Albion plateau, we accompany your celestial exploration of day and night in a most exotic setting.
Usine d'ocre Mathieu
Usine d'ocre Mathieu
Musée des costumes comtadins
Musée des costumes comtadins
Observatoir astronomique Sirene
Observatoir astronomique Sirene
Observatoir astronomique Sirene
Observatoir astronomique Sirene

 Monuments & Castles 

 Fort Buoux
 Place de la Mairie, 84480 BUOUX 
 Tel: +33 4 90 74 25 75
 http://www.buoux-village.com/tourisme__1/le_fort_de_buoux 

 Located in the valley of Aiguebrun, it is the first rock site of Provence. (Old Celtic-Ligurian oppidum). Medieval Fort of the 12th century with a beautiful staircase cut into the rock.
 
 Fortress of Mornas
 4, rue Thinel, 84550 MORNAS 
 Tel: +33 4 90 37 01 26  
 Site web: http://www.forteresse-de-mornas.com/ 

 The fortress of Mornas, perched on a cliff 137 meters high, like a sentinel seems to protect the medieval village of Mornas.
 
 Cellars & Gardens of the Palais Saint-Firmin
 Rue du Belvédère, 84220 GORDES 
 Tel : +33 4 90 72 02 75 - +33 6 99 08 76 35
 Site web: http://caves-saint-firmin.com/ 

 A witness to life in Gordes (classified as "Most Beautiful Villages of France") since the Middle Ages, the Cellars of the Palais Saint-Firmin are, by their various artistic elements, a place of immersion in History and in a mysterious universe, semi-cave. From room to room, the visitor will go through the history and evolution of a know-how, that of the manufacture of olive oil. Free visit with audioguide in several languages.
Fort du Buoux
Fort du Buoux
Forteresse de Mornas
Forteresse de Mornas
Caves & Jardins du Palais St-Firmin
Caves & Jardins du Palais St-Firmin
 Bories village
 Les Savournins, 84220 GORDES 
 Site web: http://levillagedesbories.com/ 

 Classified as a historic monument in 1977, the village is the largest group of bories. This built heritage, typical, is part of the identity of the landscape of Provence. You will discover sheepfolds, bread ovens, vats, alleys, enclosures and walls ... A curiosity!
 
 Antique Theater of Orange
 Rue Madeleine Roch, 84100 ORANGE 
 Tel : +33 4 90 51 17 60  
 Site web: http://www.theatre-antique.com


 It proposes a fabulous journey in time to know the great hours of this exceptional monument. Built during the reign of Augustus, the Roman Theater of Orange, is one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the western world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 Synagogue of Cavaillon - Juif Comtadin museum 
 Rue Hébraïque, 84300 CAVAILLON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 72 26 86 Site web: http://www.cavaillon.org/ 

 Masterpiece of comtadin art of the eighteenth, it is one of the most remarkable Jewish prayer houses known. The Synagogue rebuilt in the eighteenth, occupies the first floor and contains furniture pure Louis XV style, as well as a Museum Judéo-comtadin. Free or guided tours by reservation. Video in F, subtitled in GB.
Théatre antique d'Orange
Théatre antique d'Orange
Village des Bories
Village des Bories
Synagogue de Cavaillon
Synagogue de Cavaillon
 Fort Saint-André
 Montée du Fort, 30400 VILLENEUVE-LÈS-AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 25 45 35  Site web: http://www.fort-saint-andre.fr/ 

Fortified enclosure, flanked by watchtowers and a monumental door framed by two twin towers, the fort looks from the top of the hill on which it was built the Rhone and on the other side the Palace of the Popes and the city of Avignon. 
 
 Barroux Castle
 Place du Château , 84330 LE BARROUX 
 Tel : +33 4 90 62 35 21 - +33 6 11 54 66 39 
 Site web: http://www.chateau-du-barroux.com/ 
 
 Let you tell the story of the castle of Barroux. Thanks to the well-documented guide book (translated into 28 languages) you will take the loggia and the spiral staircases to enter various rooms, terrace and chapel.
Fort St André
Fort St André
Chateau du Barroux
Chateau du Barroux
 Pont du Gard site
 400 route de P.du Gard - La Bégude, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard 
 Tel: +33 4 66 37 50 99 Site web: http://www.pontdugard.fr/fr 

 Only 28 km from Avignon, a prestigious monument, an exceptional museum, a unique natural setting of 165 hectares: come and walk in the footsteps of the Romans!

 Saumane Castle
 
 84800 SAUMANE-DE-VAUCLUSE -  Tel: +33 4 90 38 04 78 

 This castle registered as a Historic Monument has a quality, that of reaching us as it was in the time of the Marquis de Sade. Because this old Provencal family owned it for four centuries. The Marquis himself lived there part of his childhood.

 Synagogue of Carpentras
 Place Maurice Charretier - BP 190, 84200 CARPENTRAS 
 Tel : +33 4 90 63 39 97
 Site web: http://synagoguedecarpentras.fr/ 

 The Synagogue testifies to the presence of the Jewish communities who, persecuted in the Kingdom of France, put themselves under the pontifical protection and settled in Comtat Venaissin from the 13th century. 
 
 Synagogue of Avignon
 2 place Jérusalem, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 90 85 21 24 - +33 6 18 85 67 13
 Site web: http://www.aci-avignon.com/ 

 This religious building rebuilt after a fire in 1846, testifies to a multi-secular presence of a Jewish community in Avignon. The old ghetto was in the upper part of the current district of Libra. It has been classified since 1990 as Historic Monuments. 
Site du pont du Gard
Site du pont du Gard
Synagogue d'Avignon
Synagogue d'Avignon
Synagogue de Carpentras
Synagogue de Carpentras
Chateau de Saumane
Chateau de Saumane
 Pont Julien
 Rue Jean-Baptiste Aurard, 84480 BONNIEUX 
 Tel: +33 4 90 75 80 06 

 The Pont Julien was built by Domitius Ahenobarbus, under the High Empire between 27 BC. J.C. and 14 ap. J.C. It is a bridge said in great apparatus. Formerly, it was borrowed to cross the river "Le Calavon" and continue on its way to Narbonne or the other direction, to Turin in Italy. Today, it is part of the rich heritage left by the Romans in Vaucluse.

 Pont d'Avignon (Saint Bénezet)
 6 rue Pente Rapide - Charles Ansidéï, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel : +33 4 32 74 32 74
Site web: http://www.avignon-pont.com/fr
 

 Classified World Heritage of Unesco, the visit of the Bridge allows to dive in the history of the city. Closely related to the pontifical life of the Middle Ages, it was a place of passage for pilgrims between Spain and Italy, control of river traffic, a toll ... until its ultimate demolition in the seventeenth century ...
 
 Palais des Papes
 6 rue Pente Rapide - Charles Ansidéï, 84000 AVIGNON 
 Tel: +33 4 32 74 32 74 Site web: http://www.palais-des-papes.com/fr 

 The Palais des Papes, imposing fortress and sumptuous palace, is the symbol of the power of Christendom and the temporal and spiritual power exercised by the papacy in the Middle Ages ... The residence of the pontifical rulers of the 14th century, it constitutes the most important Gothic palace of the world. Private apartments of the pope and other places open to the visit represent in volume 4 Gothic cathedrals! The courtyard of the Palais serves today as a setting for the famous Avignon Festival.
Pont Julien
Pont Julien
Pont d'Avignon (St Bénezet)
Pont d'Avignon (St Bénezet)
Palais des Papes
Palais des Papes
 Notre-Dame Abbey of Sénanque
 route de Sénanque, 84220 GORDES 
 Tel: +33 4 90 72 05 72 Site web: http://www.senanque.fr/ 

 Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque is the living space of a community of Cistercian monks. It is possible to appreciate the beauty of the architecture and the Sénanque valley. Closed on Sunday morning.

 Ocher mines of Bruoux
 1434 Route de Croagnes, 84400 GARGAS 
 Tel : +33 4 90 06 22 59
 Site web: https://www.minesdebruoux.fr/
 
 A colored cathedral sculpted by the Ocher du Pays d'Apt - An underground trip that testifies to the life of the men of Pays d'Apt at the time of the exploitation of ocher in the 19th century.
Mines d'Ocre de Bruoux
Mines d'Ocre de Bruoux
Mines d'Ocre de Bruoux
Mines d'Ocre de Bruoux
Abbaye ND de Sénanque
Abbaye ND de Sénanque

Parks & Gardens

The Conservatory Garden of Tinctorial Plants
 Le Jardin Conservatoire des Plantes Tinctoriales
Le Jardin Conservatoire des Plantes Tinctoriales
Maison Aubert - La Calade, 84360 LAURIS 
Tel: +33 4 90 08 40 48 


Classified as 'Remarkable Garden', this botanical garden owes its peculiarity and beauty to its installation, on the terraces of the Château de Lauris (dating from the 18th century, listed in the inventory of Historic Monuments) overhanging the Valley of the Durance and the richness of its cultures, unique in Europe, entirely dedicated to dyeing plants.
The Roman Garden of Caumont-sur-Durance
Jardin romain de caumont sur durance
Jardin romain de caumont sur durance
Place du 8 mai 1945, 84510 CAUMONT-SUR-DURANCE 
 Tel: +33 4 90 22 00 22 
 Site web: http://www.jardin-romain.fr/
 

In Caumont-sur-Durance, on the site of a Roman villa of the 1st century, an exceptional vestige was discovered. & Nbsp; An ornamental pond 65m long paved with 55 000 small clay briquettes in various colors was updated, restored and protected, then presented in the heart of a garden of 12000m², reconstituted as conceived by the Romans .
Park Alexis Gruss 
Parc Alexis Gruss
Parc Alexis Gruss
RN 7, 84420 PIOLENC 
Tel: +33 4 90 29 49 49
Site web: http://www.alexis-gruss.com/ 

The Gruss family takes its summer quarters from May to September each year in Piolenc. The museum with circus costumes, posters, souvenirs reopens its doors, the large marquee hosts equestrian show, acrobats, clown and elephant, the park offers an ideal environment for the many horses and ponies ...
The "potager d'un curieux"
Le potager d'un Curieux
Le potager d'un Curieux
 La Morlière, 84400 Saignon
 Tel: +33 4 90 74 14 95
 Site web: http://lepotagerduncurieux.org

 From March to October, the village of Saignon has the chance to count among its inhabitants a gardening enthusiast: J-L Danneyrolles. The latter collects rare varieties of plants and vegetables (unknown or forgotten) for over 25 years now. Its original and colorful garden, dedicated to rare species and biodiversity, will pique your curiosity and encourage you to try new flavors.
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