Bédoin

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Bédoin
The village of Bédoin
The village of Bédoin
Coat of arms of Bédoin
Coat of arms
Bédoin is located in France
Bédoin
Bédoin
Coordinates: 44°07′26″N 5°10′50″E / 44.124°N 5.1805°E / 44.124; 5.1805Coordinates: 44°07′26″N 5°10′50″E / 44.124°N 5.1805°E / 44.124; 5.1805
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Mormoiron
Intercommunality Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Luc Reynard
Area1 91.03 km2 (35.15 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,021
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84017 / 84410
Elevation 240–1,883 m (787–6,178 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 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.

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

Geography[edit]

Located at the base of Mont Ventoux, it is the starting point of one of the three routes to the summit of the mountain (the other routes start in Malaucène and Sault). The Tour de France frequently uses this approach to Mont Ventoux hence the strong presence of cycling in the town.

Sights[edit]

Bédoin contains a large Spanish-style church, constructed by Jesuits in 1702.

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