Malaucène

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Malaucène
Saint Michel Church
Saint Michel Church
Malaucène is located in France
Malaucène
Malaucène
Coordinates: 44°10′30″N 5°07′59″E / 44.175°N 5.1331°E / 44.175; 5.1331Coordinates: 44°10′30″N 5°07′59″E / 44.175°N 5.1331°E / 44.175; 5.1331
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Malaucène
Intercommunality Ventoux Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Dominique Bodon
Area1 45.33 km2 (17.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,750
 • Density 61/km2 (160/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 84069 / 84340
Elevation 238–1,132 m (781–3,714 ft)
(avg. 365 m or 1,198 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Malaucène is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Geography[edit]

Malaucène is a typical provençal village located in Provence (South of France) at the foot of Mont Ventoux.

Sights[edit]

The village itself dates from the tenth century. It features Medieval, Gallic and Roman structures (even prehistoric vestiges). The best views are on top of the Calvère located in the middle of the older part of town.

Economy[edit]

There is an outside market every Wednesday morning. Local merchants sell olives, salamis, potteries, handicrafts, clothes, etc. Malaucène has several restaurants, cafés, and wineries. Several places exhibit local artists, especially painters.

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