Located at the foot
of Mont Ventoux, some 12 km north-east of Carpentras, on the D974, Crillon
le Brave is a small, picturesque village with beautiful stone-built
Arriving by road from
Caromb, visitors enter the village through the Gérin gate.
Drive on from there and park on the carpark in front of the town hall, where a huge bronze statue representing Crillon's bravest son stands 2,30 meters high.
The figure stands as an invitation for you to visit the village.. You may now appreciate the breathtaking panorama from the right-hand side of the town hall. Also take time to admire some tastefully restored houses. A little further you will discover the church Saint Romain, entirely built out of stone, in front of the main entrance of the hotel. Inside you will admire a carved-wood altarpiece . Nearby the church stands the medieval castle, but this is private property and not open to visitors. The crenellated walls of the castle are a fairly recent addition .
Crillon le Brave remained
a largely rural and agricultural village for many years, and owes its
current development to tourism. A large number of the villas are secondary
residences which explains why the population of the village increases
as the weather improves.
Tourism Office: http://www.bedoin.org/
In Bédoin :
supermarket, located on the right at the entrance of the village, just
after the post office. Easy parking.
Market days in Provence : Monday morning in Bédoin. Tuesday morning in Vaison-la-Romaine, Friday morning in Carpentras, Sunday morning at Isle-sur- Sorgue.
To see in the vicinity:
Les Vignerons du Mont Ventoux, Quartier la Salle, route de Carpentras 84410 Bédoin - ontdekt de wijngaard in buggy
The contemporary Art gallery Nicole Olivieri offers works by about fifteen artists
Museum of mechanical music, Place des Ecoles 84410 Crillon-le-Brave - Tel. +33 04.90.65.61.59
Tennis : Tennis club de Bedoin, Chemin des Sablières 84410 Bedoin Tel. 04 90 65 91 00
Cycling : circuit around the Carpentras canal
LThe GR. 91 crosses a broad part of the southern slope of Mont Ventoux
and the GR. 4 gets you the top, starting from Malaucène or Sault.
Ski or Tele VTT : Chalet Reynard, Le Mont Ventoux 84410 Bedoin Tél. : 04 90 61 84 55
Golf : five courses in the department of Vaucluse