Beaumes-de-Venise

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Beaumes-de-Venise
Chapel with Mont Ventoux in the background
Chapel with Mont Ventoux in the background
Coat of arms of Beaumes-de-Venise
Coat of arms
Location of Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise is located in France
Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Beaumes-de-Venise
Beaumes-de-Venise
Coordinates: 44°07′25″N 5°01′52″E / 44.1236°N 5.0311°E / 44.1236; 5.0311Coordinates: 44°07′25″N 5°01′52″E / 44.1236°N 5.0311°E / 44.1236; 5.0311
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonMonteux
IntercommunalityVentoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christian Gonnet
Area
1
18.89 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Population
(2006)2
2,223
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84012 /84190
Elevation44–442 m (144–1,450 ft)
(avg. 100 m or 330 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.

Beaumes-de-Venise (Occitan: Baumas de Venisa) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Name[edit]

The word "beaumes" comes from the Provençal word bauma meaning "cave" or "grotto". The surrounding hills have many of these caves that were inhabited during the Iron Age.

Wine[edit]

The village gives its name to a sweet wine appellation, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise. It also gives its name to a drier red wine, formerly Côtes du Rhone Villages Beaumes-de-Venise, now AC Beaumes-de-Venise.

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