Le Barroux is a village and commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in southeastern France.

Main attractions

Visitors are attracted to the picturesque medieval village and castle and to the Benedictine abbey. Cyclists are attracted by the proximity of the Mont Ventoux, a mountain often featured in the Tour de France.

Civil heritage:

  • The Château du Barroux: it can only be visited in part and still includes medieval elements and a chapel, decorated with 18th century murals classified as historic monuments.
  • “Hotel Dieu”, 16th century, private.
  • House of Cardinals Barberini.
  • Former municipal oil mill.
  • Monument to the dead.

Religious heritage:

  • Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Barroux. The building was listed as a historic monument in 1976.
  • Saint-Christophe chapel, in the middle of the countryside.
  • Notre-Dame la Brune chapel.
  • Remains of a 19th century aqueduct, with arches resting on circles instead of conventional square or rectangular pillars. After collapsing in 1945, it has been partially restored since 1997.

Wines

Vineyards around the village produce Côtes du Ventoux AOC wine. Other productions are olive oil, cherries and apricots.

Shortest distances by car

From Paris: 6 hr 46 min (695 km) via A6 and A7

From Marseille: 1 hr 27 min (124 km) via A7

From Nice: 2 hr 57 min (283 km) via A8

From Toulouse: 3 hr 44 min (376 km) via A61 and A9

From Monaco: 3 hr 10 min (306 km) via A8

From Andorra: 5 hr 24 min (499 km) via A9

From Madrid: 10 hr 12 min (1,078 km) via A-2 and A9

From Moscow: 32 hr (3,202 km) via E30/M1

From Belgrade: 15 hr 55 min (1,606 km) via E70

From Istanbul: 26 hr (2,555 km) via E70

From Bern: 5 hr 11 min (535 km) via A1

Main information

Area: 16 km2

Population: 658

Coordinates: 44°08′16″N 5°06′01″E

Language: French

Currency: Euro

Visa: Schengen

Time: Central European UTC +1

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