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  • 1 Former Cathedral of St Suifrein Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. de l'Archevêché F - 84200 Carpentras

    The building was commissioned by Pope Benoit XIII in 1404. A classic 17C door completes the façade. The flamboyant doorway known as the «Jewish door» was the door used by converted Jews after receiving the Sacrament. Inside, a balcony communicaties w..

  • 2 Synagogue Interesting

    Religious buildings

    pl. Maurice-Charretier F - 84200 Carpentras

    Dating from 1367, it was rebuilt in the 18C. The room for worship (upstairs) is very simple, yet richly decorated. On the ground floor and in the basement are the Mikva, which is a 14C ritual bath, and the bakeries, where unleavened bread was baked u..

  • 3 Musée Comtadin-Duplessis

    Museums and art

    234 bd Albin-Durand F - 84200 Carpentras

    Among the regional souvenirs is a collection of cowbells made in Carpentras, through which herds pass when they are moved to new pastures, as well as headdresses, money and buckets from Comtat. Upstairs is the Musée Duplessis.

  • 4 Passage Boyer

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Passage Boyer F - 84200 Carpentras

    This covered passage was built in 1848 by the unemployed put to work by the Ateliers Nationaux (National Workshops). Now restored to its former glory, it is also known as "rue vitrée" (glass-roofed street).

  • 5 Arc de Triomphe

    Archaeological and historical sites

    pl. d'Inguimbert F - 84200 Carpentras

    This triumphal arch has retained part of its ornamentation depicting two captives chained to a tree, one dressed in a tunic, the other in an animal hide.

  • 6 Courthouse

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Général-de-Gaulle F - 84200 Carpentras

    The Palais de Justice is housed in the former bishop's palace, which was built in the 18C for the Bishop d'Inguimbert.

  • 7 Allée des Platanes

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    allée des Platanes F - 84200 Carpentras

    This avenue with its venerable plane trees is the ideal place to leave your car in the shade before exploring the old town.

  • 8 La Charité

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    r. Cottier F - 84200 Carpentras

    This "hospital" built in 1669 to take in the needy is now a cultural centre presenting temporary exhibitions.

  • 9 Rue des Halles

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Rue des Halles F - 84200 Carpentras

    This road following on from rue Vigne reflects the position of the old city walls. It now houses many shops. Opposite the town hall stands the 15C Clock Tower, a vestige of the former town hall.

  • 10 General Hospital - Apothecary

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    pl. Aristide-Briand F - 84200 Carpentras

    This Hôtel-Dieu was housed in a majestic 18C building founded by Bishop Malachie d'Inguimbert from Carpentras, who is buried in the hospital's Baroque chapel. Don't miss the Apothicairerie, which houses a fine collection of earthenware pots, and is d..

  • 11 Musée Sobirats

    Museums and art

    112 r. du Collège F - 84200 Carpentras

    This 18C townhouse with its reconstructed furniture and decoration gives a good idea of the interior of a bourgeois house in Carpentras before the Revolution.

  • 12 Chapelle du Collège

    Religious buildings

    r. du Collège F - 84200 Carpentras

    Built in the 17C in Jesuit style, the chapel is used nowadays for showing contemporary art exhibitions.

  • 13 Porte d'Orange

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rte e d'Orange F - 84200 Carpentras

    The gate only vestige of the medieval fortifications runs parallel to the road. You can see it on arrival from Orange before crossing the verdant Alzon Valley.

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