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Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

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Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

We are renting a (hopefully) charming house in Pertuis for a week in mid-July. Are interested in restaurants and wineries in the area and are interested to see what others have found interesting in the area.

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1. Re: Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

Hi Teeare,

You will find some excellent restaurants located in Lourmarin (look up on Google). One of my favorite wineries is located in/near Pertuis, the Chateau Val-Joanis. It is a beautiful 16th century Provencal house with beautiful gardens. They have tours of the gardens, cellars and wine tasting (phone 04 90 79207). And another located in Pertuis is the Chateau Grand Callamand. It is located in a fortified residence with huge wine cellar (phone 04 90 095544). You may be interested in some of the wonderful open air markets that take place in the local villages. They are great for buying local fruit, vegetables, food and all the Provencal goods you could ever want! Here is a link: http://www.beyond.fr/a/calmktsday.html

Enjoy

Valerie

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2. Re: Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

Valerie

Thank you very much, greatly appreciated!!

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I always think Pertuis is an interesting place to pick as a base.

We drive through it often never bothering to stop until receintly and it is a nice little village with some great views over the Durance "valley".

It is very well placed for the Luberon villages and Chateaux - don't forget to include Cucuron on a side trip to Lourmarin.

Aix en Provence is an short drive away for a larger town.

I would also make a slightly longer excursion to the wine villages of the Cote du Rhone to the north east of Avignon as a contrast to the wines around Pertuis.

A week is not long in this region so I would suggest you plan a few trips but leave time to go with the flow!

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Intersesting you mentioned Cotes de Rhone and Avignon; we have already planned a trip to Chateanuf de Pape, as we are huge fans of those wines. Thank you.

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5. Re: Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

Visit Apt, which often gets a bit overlooked. One of my favourite small towns, and it has a very good Saturday market. NB

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I have not been to Apt and will try to make it on a Saturday, as market days are great times to visit those villages.

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7. Re: Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

Look out Chateau Mont Redon in C'neuf.

Very good tasting of not only C'neuf but also Lirac and Cotes du Rhone red and pink.

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8. Re: Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

You must not miss the small village of Bonnieux. It is not far from Pertuis.

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A place near Petruis is the Artisan Ice Cream restaurant:

www.artglacier.com/eng/home.htm

They have many different & unique flavors of ice cream. Although it is mostly ice cream it is geared towards a sit-down ice cream parlor experience,except it is on an outdoor hilltop terrace with a great view to the west.

Nearby is Lake / Etang Bonde, a good sized nice lake for relaxing, if you choose. The water is clean & cool, you can either set up a spot to relax in the sun or a bit further away in the shade. The campground has a snack shop. Nearby is Restaurant du Lac, an upscale restaurant with a view over the lake. We ate there last September on the terrace overlooking the lake & timed our meal for the sunset. It was excellent.

restaurantdulac.eu/index.php/a-propos/concept

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10. Re: Recommendations for things to do near Pertuis

Another really good restaurant is La Closerie in Ansouis, It is worth going to the website just to see the videos :

http://www.lacloserieansouis.com/accueil.html

At least we have heard it is good. We were not able to get a reservation because they only take them by phone.

We really liked the chapel that is at the highpoint of the town. Most old chapels have been so well maintained they look almost new. This one is well maintained, but it really looks like it is centuries old. There are also good views from this hilltop.

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