Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Seven of the villages in the Vaucluse region of Provence (where our house is located), are classified as Plus Beaux Village de France; most beautiful villages in France.

A 32 kms drive southeast of Sablet past the town of Carpentras, onto a small road bordered on both sides by cherry orchards, will bring you to one of those beautiful villages.

Venasque is a picturesque village perched at the top of a steep hill and classified as one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France.

Venasque is small and compact with a few shops, restaurants and hotels. It can be easily visited in a few hours.

Shirley Augsburger exploring Venasque. The streets are quiet during lunch time.

The 12th century Notre Dame de Venasque Church.

One of the many pretty streets.

Shirley Augsburger, grandson Dylan Pasamonte along with Stephanie and Earl Pasamonte in front of the 12th century towers of Venasque.

There are wonderful views out in every direction. Mont Ventoux can be seen in the distance.

Restaurant Les Remparts is a good choice for a meal during your visit to Venasque. The restaurant is built into the remparts; the old walls of Venasque.

The restaurant has a small terrace for outdoor dining in nice weather and a pretty dining room with amazing views of the valley.

Restaurant Les Remparts offer a number of prix fixe menus du jour, menus of the day, including an unusual one that consisted of all vegetarian dishes. I decided to try it and it was really delicious.

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