Old quarry turned open air theater
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Edmond Bouchet|
|• Land1||6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||280/km2 (720/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||84131 / 84300|
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.
Situated in the Luberon, the village covers 675 hectares of which 320 are mountainside. It has a population of about 1,900 inhabitants.
The village was awarded the 'two flowers' standard in the national competition for floral villages.
The village grew up as a community of stone workers based around the quarries nearby. The entrance to the old village is marked by a medieval tower, a vestige of the original castle. The castle was rebuilt in the seventeenth century. In 1859, the village mill, Moulin Saint-Pierre, was built. Today it is used as a function room for the village.
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