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Chapel with Mont Ventoux in the background
Chapel with Mont Ventoux in the background
Coat of arms of Beaumes-de-Venise
Coat of arms
Beaumes-de-Venise is located in France
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
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Monteux
Intercommunality Ventoux-Comtat Venaissin
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Christian Gonnet
Area1 18.89 km2 (7.29 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,223
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84012 /84190
Elevation 44–442 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.


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.


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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