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Venasque, the village, a unique history

The village of Venasque is located on a rocky spur with steep slopes, at the outcrop of the Nesque gorges.


The history of Venasque follows that of the Comtat Venaissin. In 1125, it became the property of the Counts of Toulouse. In 1219, during the Albigensian Crusade, Raymond VII of Toulouse is defeated by the troops of the crusade and those of the King of France and cedes the county to the pope. The county remained in the hands of the popes until September 14, 1791, when it was reunited with France.


Venasque is geographically close to other great festivals but far enough away to have its own influence.


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Provence - Alps

French Riviera



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Airport Marseille Provence 90 km

Avignon 40 km / 25 mi (TGV station)

Carpentras 11 km / 7 mi (TER station)



Gordes - Senanque Abbey 15 km / 9 mi

L'Isle sur la Sorgue 20 km / 12 mi

Fontaine de Vaucluse 22 km/ 14 mi

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