Nestled within its ramparts, Malaucène, capital of Ventoux, takes shape around its ancient fort is situated on the highest point of the village. The old town is partly surrounded by a remarkable course planted with huge plane trees several hundred years old. Malaucene has kept its fortified few doors whose door Soubeyran seems that once he served as a gallows for the public hanging of criminals.
In the first half of the fourteenth century Malaucene housed the summer residence of Pope Clement V. He marked the city of its footprint across the Saint Michel and Saint Peter that he erected in 1309 on the site of an ancient temple.
Malaucene has gradually become a large town pursuing the same industrial activity for four centuries with Papeteries de Malaucene, specialized in the manufacture of sleeves for cigarette filters. The agriculture developed in parallel and in recent years tourism is part of Malaucene resources. Strolling down the streets of Malaucene, you can admire beautiful houses of the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, old fountains, laundries. During the Isnards succeed restaurants, cafés, hotels and many shops.
Here, every Wednesday, the market settles. An opportunity to buy it, the famous cherries of Ventoux, "white", "burlats" or "pigeon heart" that made his reputation but also asparagus, apricots and other produce.
Malaucene is the starting point for many hiking and horse rides to the Mont Ventoux. (Do not miss the lovely walk that takes you to the panoramic site Calvary). Many leisure activities are available on site to entertain children and adults.