Caseneuve


Caseneuve

Caseneuve is a charming, little medieval village, beautifully situated in the heart of Parc Natural Régional du Lubéron between the two mountain ranges, Plateau de Vaucluse and Montagne du Lubéron. Caseneuve lies on top of a little isolated cliff, east of Apt. Due to its scenic natural surroundings, a holiday in one of Provacances’ houses in Caseneuve offers good possibilities for sightseeing tours and all sorts of outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, climbing and rafting.


Caseneuve

Caseneuve is nothing but a small spot on the map, but the town has, however, lots of attractions.

It is a typically Provencal, medieval village with narrow streets, old stone houses, vaulted passages and old fortification walls. Some of the newer houses are integrated in the old fortification walls where there are three original towers. The town is dominated by the 11th century, impressive, well-restored château in Provencal-Roman style. Unfortunately the castle is privately owned and, for this reason, closed to the public. From the outside, however, one can admire the massive castle with its high towers and tall, white stone walls.
Landscape near Caseneuve

There are several good walking paths around the town.

One can also walk all the way to the sources sulfurieuse - some sulphurous wells by the Vallon du Bassis.
Excursions in Caseneuve
The old quarter in Arles
Arles

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Beaumes-de-Venise
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View over the old stone houses in Bonnieux
Bonnieux

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Garlic at the market in Cavaillon
Cavaillon

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Vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape
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Vineyards in Dentelles de Montmirail
Dentelles de Montmirail

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Gigondas
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The medieval town of Gordes
Gordes

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Les Gorges du Serre du Tourre
Gorges de l’Ardèche

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Gorges de la Nesque
Gorges de la Nesque

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Notre Dame de Beauvoir
Istres

Istres is beautifully situated on the big lake, Etang de Berre, between Marseille and la Camarque. The old quarter, in the middle of the town, has a charm typical of Provence with narrow, winding streets, old stone houses and shady squares. One can also find several pleasant parks and flowery boulevards. From the tower of the church, Notre Dame...

La Camarque
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Les Baux-de-Provence in Les Alpilles
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The medieval town of Lourmarin
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Mont Ventoux
Mont Ventoux

Is by name well known of most bicycle enthusiasts and has several times been included in the Tour de France. Mont Ventoux is with its 1912 metres the highest mountain in Provence. Due to its always white top – in the winter of snow and in the summer of white limestone – the mountain is also denominated the bald-headed mountain. It is always windy...

Montagne du Lubéron
Montagne du Lubéron

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Les Arènes in Nîmes
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Oppède-le-Vieux
Oppède-le-Vieux

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Pont du Gard
Pont du Gard

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Reillanne
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Festival in Ste-maries-de-la-Mer
Stes-Maries-de-la-Mer

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Château de Tarascon
Tarascon

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Vaulted passages in Valréas
Valréas

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Activities in Caseneuve
  • Outdoor activities in the Vaucluse area, see following websites: http://www.provenceguide.com/gbcdt/index.asp; http://www.hautvaucluse.com/pdf/guidea.pdf (Guide to activities and sights in the Haut Vaucluse area).
  • Angling
  • Walking and hiking tours.
  • Climbing
  • Paragliding
  • Cycling: Challenges for everyone – both experienced and families with children. There are several scenic tours to other villages in the area, many easy mountain routes as well as the difficult Mont Ventoux route.
  • Golf –There are lots of courses in the area, 4 in the department of Vaucluse and a lot in the neighbouring department Bouches du Rhône. Most of the courses can be found on the French golf union’s website. Unfortunately the website is in French. Seek under Guide de golfs and then under the region Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur: www.ffgolf.org
Sights in Caseneuve
  • Towers and fortifications
  • A big oratorium
  • Château.
  • A restored church from the 18th century
 
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