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The old quarry, which is now an open-air theatre
The old quarry, which is now an open-air theatre
Coat of arms of Taillades
Coat of arms
Taillades is located in France
Coordinates: 43°50′13″N 5°05′29″E / 43.8369°N 5.0914°E / 43.8369; 5.0914Coordinates: 43°50′13″N 5°05′29″E / 43.8369°N 5.0914°E / 43.8369; 5.0914
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Apt
Canton Cheval-Blanc
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Edmond Bouchet
Area1 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,917
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

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

It is 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Cavaillon, and 40 km (25 mi) south east of Avignon.

Situated in the Luberon, the village covers 675 hectares of which 320 are mountainside. It has a population of about 1,900 inhabitants.[1]

The village was awarded the 'two flowers' standard in the national competition for floral villages.


The village developed as a community of stone workers employed at 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.[2]

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