Located in the Comtat Venaissin, the town of Pernes-les-Fontaines is an important tourist destination in southeastern France with its monuments, its lively streets and its historic centre.

Do you want to find food stores, restaurants, a café or a cash machine close to your vacation destination? This town offers you the services you need for a vacation in your image.

Are you looking for a destination suitable for an active vacation, in contact with nature? You can walk along the hiking trails of this preserved area of the Comtat Venaissin. According to your desires, you can also try out different activities in the Vaucluse department: paragliding, tree climbing…

The culinary specialties of the Comtat Venaissin are also a real tourist attraction. Visit the local producers directly and taste the flavors of the regional markets.

Discover remarkable sites and monuments such as Notre-Dame-de-la-Rose Chapel, Saint-Roch Chapel, the Croix de Boët, Notre-Dame-de-l’Immaculée-Conception des Valayans Church, Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth Church, the numerous fountains, the old ramparts… You can contact the Tourist Office to get all the tourist sights in the area.

In the countryside or in town, quality accommodation welcomes you in Pernes-les-Fontaines or nearby. Rent a bungalow in a campsite, bed and breakfast, night in a hotel… We help you to find the accommodation of your dreams in the region.

The city of 41 fountains

The village of Pernes-Les-Fontaines, located at the foot of Mont Ventoux, is famous for its many fountains. The oldest date from the 15th century, and many fountains were built in the 18th century. A signposted circuit, available at the Tourist Office, allows you to walk through the streets of this charming little town.

A rich heritage awaits you. You can discover the remains of the old ramparts, the Church of Notre-Dame-de-Nazareth (11th to 17th century) or the Ferrande Tower (12th century).

The Comtat Venaissin

Pernes-les-Fontaines was part of the Comtat Venaissin, a territory attached to the Papal States. Including Avignon and extending essentially east of the Rhone Valley up to Mont-Ventoux, this territory is appreciated for the beauty of its landscapes and its historical heritage. The region is famous for its vineyards, which produce renowned wines.

Pernes les Fontaines is located near Avignon and Carpentras, the two main cities of the Comtat Venaissin. A trip to Avignon, the city of the Popes, will allow you to discover exceptional monuments such as the Palais des Papes.

The Museums in the Vaucluse department

During your stay, you will be able to multiply the visits of museums.

The Comtadin Cycle Museum (Musée Comtadin du Cycle) has old bicycles and traces over 150 years of history.

The Old School Museum (Musée de la Vieille Ecole) takes you back in time. Discover a classroom from the 1930s, with inkwells and pens, notebooks from that period, old school bags…

The Museum of the Resistance (Musée de la Résistance) recounts the exploits of the resistance fighters in Pernes-les-Fontaines and the surrounding area. It houses period pieces: helmets, typewriters, costumes…

Want to explore the whole of the Vaucluse? The department has several dozen museums, including Museum of Old Avignon, the archaeological museum of Apt, the extraordinary museum of Gerges Mazoyer d’ Ansouis, the municipal museum of Sault, the Hotel d’ Agar of Cavaillon, the Angladon museum of Avignon, the museum of the underground world of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse…

Practical informations

Would you like to stay in Pernes-les-Fontaines? We help you to prepare your holidays.

  • Accommodation: you can find hotel rooms, bed and breakfasts, seasonal rentals, campsites…
  • Market days: every Saturday morning
  • Tourist office: Place Gabriel Moutte, 84210 Pernes-les-Fontaines. Phone number: (+33)4 90 61 31 04
  • Official Website: https://porteduventoux.com/pernes