CarpentrasComtat Venaissin and in the French administrative department of Vaucluse.
The city of Carpentras has hosted Jews since at least 1276, according to tax rolls from that time. Expelled from France by Philipple le Bel, the Jews took refuge in the Papal lands where they were safe and enjoyed freedom of worship. Along with Avignon, Cavaillon and L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Carpentras was home to a large Jewish community in a neighborhood that did not become a ghetto until the end of the sixteenth century.
In 1790, the people of Carpentras attempted to establish a small independent state, which would have accepted the reforms of the revolutionary French Constituent Assembly but with the Pope as constitutional monarch. However, this did not last long: by 1791, Carpentras was once again part of France.
Emblem of the city
By planeThe nearest international airports are those of Avignon (25 km) and Marseille (120 km).
Airfield Edgar SoumilleAlso has a flying club.
By carIt is accessed from Avignon in the south-west by the D942 (fast track) Pernes-les-Fontaines south on the D938, Apt - Venasque and southeast by the D4, Mazan east by the D942, feet (south) of the Mont Ventoux by the D974 or D938 northeast, north Aubignan by D7 and Sarrians northwest by the D950 Bypass Carpentras, planned for decades, finally saw its construction begin, the part between the road and the roads Sarrians-Caromb/Bédoin have been completed. A second section between the health center (Route d'Avignon) and Market station has been operational since 2012. The central part, between Avignon Road Sarrians Road is open to traffic since summer 2013.
By busSeveral bus lines depart from Carpentras, to large areas of Vaucluse via the TransVaucluse network from the bus station area Terradou:
- 5.1 : Carpentras - Avignon, via Monteux and Entraigues-sur-la-Sorgue,
- 10 : Carpentras - Orange, via Sarrians and Jonquières,
- 11 : Carpentras - Vaison-la-Romaine, via Malaucène,
- 12.1 : Carpentras - Sault,
- 12.2 : Carpentras - Méthamis,
- 13.1 : Carpentras - Cavaillon, via L'Isle sur la Sorgue.
Terradou centrale bus station
By trainTrains from Avignon via Monteux, Althen-des-Paluds, Sorgues and Le Pontet.
Carpentras synagogueaddress: place Maurice CharretierFrom the 14th century, this is the oldest synagogue in France.
Notre-Dame de Santé chapelThis chapel took the name of "Our Lady of Health" following the 1629 plague.
former ArchbishopricLocated next to the Saint Siffrein Cathedral, the building dates from 1640, and was built at the request of the Bishop Aleandre Bichi.
Carpentras CathedralBuilt in the 15th century.
La CharitéHas two storeys of arches and Italian loggias.
Porte d'OrangeAn example of 14th-century military architecture, 27 m high.
aqueduct carries the canal CarpentrasConstruction began in 1720, lasted 14 years.
Graineterie Rouxaddress: 34 rue Bel AirOld seed factory. It remains a rare example of the seed industry, which now has five such institutions in France.
Ancient Roman archOne of the oldest monuments in Carpentras.
The Israelite cemeteryVisits are possible by reservation at the Tourism Office.
Saint-Martin de Serres chapeladdress: hamlet of Serres, north of downtown
Hôtel-DieuFormer hospital, and location of truffle markets in winter.
Inguimbertine libraryPublic library, one of the largest and oldest (1754) in France.
Trans'arts FestivalThe summer series of arts events: "Fiesta Bodega", Night of Blues, Urban Trial, "Plein les mirettes" (festival shows for youth), Festival of Jewish music, "La cour des Belges" (funny shows from Belgium), "Les guinguettes de l'Auzon" (music and dansing along Auzon river), several tours by artists, concerts and plays.
phone: +33 4 90 60 51 11address: 56, Avenue Victor Hugoindependent cinema.
address: Rue Joseph CugnotAuditorium, welcoming numerous tours of artists.
address: Rue ColbertIt’s a fun activity for kids.
address: Rue du Mont de Piété
address: 861 Avenue Pierre de CoubertinWater stage in the sports complex of Carpentras.
Hippodrome of Saint-PonchonSeveral annual horse racing, and also circuit karts.
address: down townCarpentras is a staple of its Provençal market on Friday morning. It is installed in several streets of the historic center. In winter season, a truffle market is also organized. Free parking is set up near the municipal swimming pool, with a shuttle, also free, which connects the city center from 07:30 to 14:30.
address: in the courtyard of the Hôtel DieuDirect sale from producer to consumer. The truffle season for melanosporum is from November to February. Carpentras hosts 2 markets on Friday morning, during this period: for professionals, at the Hôtel Dieu, and for individuals, near the tourist office. The end of spring and summer is the summer truffle season. Only the market for individuals, near the tourist office is proposed.
Farmers Marketaddress: Place ChampsfleuriAgricultural market producers in the region: Fruits and vegetables, honey, plants, wines, etc.
Passage BoyerIt dates from the mid nineteenth century. Also known as "glass street", this walkway includes luxury clothing boutiques.
phone: +33 4 90 29 70 39address: Place Aristide BriandSpecialities: Berlingot (French candy) and candied fruits.
Finding a dinner:
Flunchaddress: Leclerc commercial center, bd Alfred NaquetCheap cafeteria chain.
Marché Gare restaurantphone: +33 4 90 63 19 00
Restaurant de l'Universphone: +33 4 90 63 55 29address: pl Aristide Briand
La Perle d'Asiephone: +33 4 90 60 73 37address: 65 pl 25 août 1944Asian restaurant
Chez Sergephone: +33 4 90 63 21 24address: 90 r Cottier
address: 881 Av. Pierre de Coubertin
phone: +33 4 90 67 75 00address: 65 bd Albin Durand
phone: +33 4 90 63 35 35address: 1060 av Jean Henri Fabre
phone: +33 4 90 60 57 96address: 37 pl Maurice Charretier
Le Coq Hardiphone: +33 4 90 63 00 35address: 36 pl Marottealso has a restaurant
Post officeaddress: rue de la poste
phone: +33 4 32 85 88 88address: 24 Rond-point de l'AmitiéNew place, open since 2002.
Police stationContact: 17 (or 112 from cellular phone))
Gendarmerieaddress: Avenue John F. Kennedy