Pernes-les-Fontaines tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Pernes-les-Fontaines takes its name from the large number of historic fountains in the town - 40 at last count!

Pernes-les-Fontaines is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Pernes-les-Fontaines. For detailed visitor information see the Pernes-les-Fontaines travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Pernes-les-Fontaines include "recommended detour".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pernes-les-Fontaines in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Carpentras at 7 km and Venasque at 8 km.

Pernes-les-Fontaines, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 6 km (direction east)

The castle, the fortifications, the cliffs and the troglodyte dwellings come together...

See Le Beaucet guide


at 7 km (direction east)

Carpentras is a sizeable town, and although not always considered a 'tourist...

See Carpentras guide


Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction east)

The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are...

See Venasque guide


at 8 km (direction south)

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a pretty town well known for its rivers and their...

See L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue guide
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at 10 km (direction south-east)

The highlight of your visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is the wooded valley and...

See Fontaine-de-Vaucluse guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender...

See Abbey of Senanque guide
Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 14 km (direction south-east)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited...

See Gordes guide
Le Barroux

Le Barroux

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

From the castle ramparts in Le Barroux you have very far-reaching views...

See Le Barroux guide
Luberon Natural Park

Luberon Natural Park

Natural Parc at 18 km (direction south)

The Luberon Regional Natural Parc includes several of the most beautiful villages...

See Luberon Natural Park guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

Chateauneuf-du-Pape is a pretty village in Vaucluse, overlooked by a ruined castle...

See Chateauneuf-du-Pape guide


at 19 km (direction south-east)

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide
Papal Palace, Avignon

Papal Palace, Avignon

Castle at 20 km (direction west)

The Papal Palace in Avignon is the most imposing gothic palace in...

See Papal Palace, Avignon guide
Avignon Bridge

Avignon Bridge

Bridge at 20 km (direction west)

The Pont Saint-Benezet is the remaining part of the bridge on the...

See Avignon Bridge guide

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Markets in and near Pernes-les-Fontaines

Market days in Pernes-les-Fontaines: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (0km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (9km)
  • Vedene: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Sorgues: market Sunday (15km)
  • Gordes: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Le Pontet: market Thursday (16km)
  • Courthezon: market Friday (17km)
  • Bedoin: market Monday (17km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (18km)

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Tourist attractions near Pernes-les-Fontaines, France

What to do at Pernes-les-Fontaines? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pernes-les-Fontaines.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (21km)
  • Glanum (29km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (15km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (45km)
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame (Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux) (46km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (La Garde-Adhemar) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (5km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (14km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (27km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (27km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (28km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (40km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (49km)
  • Jardin des herbes (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Dentelles de Montmirail (21km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (23km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (29km)
  • Colorado Provencal (36km)
  • Cascades du Sautadet (47km)
  • Grotte de Saint-Marcel (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (43km)
  • La Ferme aux crocodiles (49km)

Geography and distances

Pernes-les-Fontaines is in the south-east of France at 19 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Pernes-les-Fontaines is 579 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pernes-les-Fontaines

Canton: Pernes-les-Fontaines

Arrondissement: Carpentras

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84210

Distance to Pernes-les-Fontaines

from Avignon (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 579 km

from Calais: 810 km

from Nice: 181 km

from Bordeaux: 457 km

from Strasbourg: 551 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Pernes-les-Fontaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Roque-sur-Pernes, Le Beaucet, Monteux, Saint-Didier and Velleron.

This page in French: Visiter Pernes-les-Fontaines


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