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A general view of Venasque
A general view of Venasque
Coat of arms of Venasque
Coat of arms
Venasque is located in France
Coordinates: 43°59′49″N 5°08′50″E / 43.9969°N 5.1472°E / 43.9969; 5.1472Coordinates: 43°59′49″N 5°08′50″E / 43.9969°N 5.1472°E / 43.9969; 5.1472
Country France
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Department Vaucluse
Arrondissement Carpentras
Canton Pernes-les-Fontaines
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Gaby Bezert
Area1 35.01 km2 (13.52 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,151
 • Density 33/km2 (85/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 84143 /84210
Elevation 137–639 m (449–2,096 ft)
(avg. 310 m or 1,020 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.

Venasque (Occitan: Venasca) is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

The area has many tourist attractions, such as the nearby Mount Vaucluse, a park with several tennis courts, and many open areas. The town of Venasque stands on a hill, surrounded on all sides by ramparts in various states of disrepair. It is home to many notable foreigners, such as Darius Brubeck. It has a beautiful forest surrounding it, with picturesque trails and several shepherds' dwellings made out of rocks, piled together to create domed huts.

Venasque church

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