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Vaucluse, PACA region

From its bed to the south of the Drôme, between vineyards and thousand-year-old buildings, the Rhône divides the land to the sea, drawing in passing a diversity of landscapes and invitations to travel. From the fortress of Mornas to the famous vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, from north to south, the Rhône Valley…

The Palace of the Popes in Avignon is the largest of the Gothic constructions of the Middle Ages. Both a fortress and a palace, the papal residence was the seat of Western Christianity during the 14th century.

The Donzère-Mondragon dam is a hydroelectric dam located on a canal parallel to the Rhône in the south of France. Built between 1948 and 1952, on the Donzère-Mondragon canal, in Bollène, it has a lock to allow boats to pass through.

The troglodyte village of Barry is an archaeological site near Bollène, northwest of Vaucluse, France. It is located on a wooded hill overlooking the Rhone Valley.

The Côtes du Rhône Wine Route takes you from Vienne to Avignon and is divided into six routes that allow you to discover the different Côtes-du-Rhône appellations along both banks of the Rhône. Its routes, mainly around Côtes-du-Rhône wines, but also on satellite appellations, have been set up by the regional interprofessional organization “Inter-Rhône”.

The Saint-Bénézet bridge, commonly called Pont d’Avignon, is a remnant of a bridge over the Rhône made up of four arches. It leaves from the north of Avignon towards Gard but no longer allows you to get there. On one of the pillars is built the Saint-Bénézet chapel, and above it, the Saint-Nicolas chapel.

The village is dominated by a gigantic cliff of 230 to 240 meters where the fountain dug its emergence. It is a siphon 308 meters deep, of which 223 are below sea level. This enormous spring has given its name to all the “Vauclusian fountains” in the world.