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Cavaillon has only retained a few memories of its past, but the most moving recollection is without doubt provided by the synagogue which evokes the plight of the large Jewish community of Comtat. Cavaillon, dominated by Saint-Jacques hill on which the oppidum of Cabello once stood and which was the origin of this town, is today France's biggest fruit and vegetable market. It is also the home of the town's famous melon which is eaten at every opportunity.

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Tourist attractions Cavaillon : Things to see and do

  • The originally Romanesque Chapelle Saint-Jacques stands in a pretty garden. The view from the vantage point of the viewpoint indicator extends over the town and the vegetable-growing plain, the Durance Valley, Mt Ventoux and the Alpilles.

  • Place du Clos

    pl. du Clos

    For many years this square hosted the main melon market. Vestiges of a small Roman boat have been on view here since 1880.

  • This cathedral honours the patron saint of shepherds and former bishop of Cavaillon. This originally Romanesque building underwent significant changes in the 18C. Access is via the right side and a charming little cloister. Paintings by Nicolas Migna..

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Hotels Cavaillon

  • ibis Cavaillon Luberon Two stars Two stars

    601 avenue Boscodomini F - 84300 CAVAILLON

    Prix Prices from : 71 €

    The 3-star ibis de Cavaillon Les Portes du Lubéron hotel is located in the Lubéron regional nature park and is surrounded by a 2.5-acre (1-hectare) garden with a pool and tennis court. Ideal for business trips or family stays in the heart of Provence..

  • ibis budget Cavaillon

    175, Avenue du Pont F - 84300 CAVAILLON

    5 mins' walk from Cavaillon town center, the ibis budget (formerly Etap Hotel) is located in the heart of Luberon National Park (Gordes, Fontaine de Vaucluse, L'Isle sur Sorgue), 12.4 miles from the Pope's Palace in Avignon and 9.3 miles from St Rémy..

  • ibis Cavaillon

    601 avenue Boscodomini F - 84300 Cavaillon

    Set in the Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon, 2 km from the centre of Cavaillon, ibis Cavaillon offers a swimming pool in its garden and a sun terrace. You can sample a drink at the bar or on the terrace. Featuring a balcony and pool views, the air-c..

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Restaurants Cavaillon

  • Prévôt Very comfortable restaurant  A very good restaurant in its category

    353 avenue de Verdun F - 84300 Cavaillon

    In this pleasant family-run establishment, the melon de Cavaillon is passionately feted - it even has a whole menu dedicated to it in season. Truffles and vegetables from these parts also occupy a prominent place on the menu, which does a good job of..

  • Carte sur Table Quite comfortable restaurant 

    35 rue Gustave-Flaubert F - 84300 Cavaillon

    Change is afoot in this restaurant, which saw a young couple take the helm in 2012. They have clocked up experience in some quality establishments, and they intend to put this to good use here. Their motto: quality service and quality cooking (inspir..

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