Around the Canal

The cycling itinerary around the Carpentras Canal is an absolute must for anyone who wants to explore and understand the Comtat Venaissin. The canal is very central to the area and holds the key to understanding the landscapes around you. From the town of Carpentras to Beaumes de Venise, from the Comtat plain to the foothills of the Dentelles de Montmirail range and Mont Ventoux, water is the main thread stitching together a society whose history is marked by judicious water management and the creation of engineering works.


Autour du CanalDistance = 33 km
Landscape = the Comtat plains
Level =  "Discovery"
Parking = facing the “Espace Auzon”, just below the Porte d'Orange in Carpentras
Marked itinerary

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Do not miss:
In Carpentras: this capital city of the Comtat Venaissin is labelled an “Art and History” city and is well worth a visit. Be sure to see the main monuments, including the Synagogue, the Hôtel-Dieu, the Roman Arch, Saint-Siffrein cathedral…
Visit the villages of Aubignan, Sarrians and Loriol-du-Comtat. They are part of the “Art and History” towns.
In the town of Beaumes de Venise, see: Notre Dame d'Aubune chapel, the Balmes (holes hollowed into the rock, at the origin of the name of this town), the old olive oil mill.

Things to do:
In Carpentras: the Provencal market every Friday morning and the farmers’ market on Tuesdays from 5 to 7pm.
Here you are in the heart of exceptional land. Take full advantage to learn about and taste the products of the famous vineyards all around, in particular the renowned Muscat de Beaumes de Venise.
The cultural offerings in Carpentras are full of interesting and varied proposals of things to do and see. Check with the Tourism Offices in Carpentras.


Information

Tourism Office and Maison de Pays - Carpentras,
97 place du 25 août 1944 - 84200 Carpentras  Tel. +33 (0)4 90 63 00 78
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www.carpentras-ventoux.com

Tourism Office - Beaumes de Venise, Maison des Dentelles,
122 place du Marché - 84410 Beaumes de Venise  Tel. +33 (0)4 90 62 94 39
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www.beaumes-de-venise.com

Tourism Office - Aubignan
place Anne-Benoîte Guillaume - 84810 Aubignan   Tel. +33 (0)4 90 62 65 36
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www.aubignan.fr

Tourism Office - Sarrians
place du 1er août 1944 - 84260 Sarrians   Tel. +33 (0)4 90 65 56 73
www.ville-sarrians.fr

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On the way
From the Porte d'Orange in Carpentras, follow the signs for Loriol-du-Comtat.
A part of this itinerary follows the banks of the canal, providing a moment of calm and greenery with the Mont Ventoux and the massif of the Dentelles de Montmirail in the background.


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