Pernes les Fontaines

Located between Carpentras and Isle sur la Sorgue, Pernes les Fontaines as its name suggests is the city of fountains...
No fewer than 40 old fountains line the city, which has been so named since 1936.
Mossy, with masks, sculpted, colossal or discreet...
They multiplied from the second half of the 18th century.
The range is therefore varied and will delight connoisseurs.
The most famous are those known as Le Gigot near the Ferrande tower and the Cormoran next to the covered hall.
Pernes les Fontaines, facade of an old house
The route of these 40 little wonders will be an excellent excuse to discover the heritage and other charms of Pernes les Fontaines accompanied by the soft murmur of water in the background.
You will come across some beautiful 17th and 18th century mansions, the Notre Dame gate, a vestige of the rampart portals, the dungeon of the former castle of the Counts of Toulouse (in ruins), the 17th century covered market hall.
Pernes les Fontaines, church
You can linger with pleasure at La Tour Ferrande dating from the 13th century.
You will contemplate superb frescoes from the same period and can visit the pretty Comtadin Costume Museum with lace, petticoats and other old linens.