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Mormoiron, an ochre land

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Mormoiron is the door of entry to the area.

Walk up the sycamore path and enter the village to discover its high houses. Walk around its small streets and under its “soustets” (covered passages).

The architectural heritage of the village is very rich; the old hospital, the fountains, the wash houses, the rural chapels, the Saint Laurent church and the observation towers.

Gypsum and ochre come as a testimony of the former industrial activity.

Hiking will allow you to tread upon the red soil, starting from the lake of Salettes. This artificial lake covers more than 45 acres and is an invitation to swimming, bringing moments of relaxation to families on its sandy beaches.

Near by the lake, enjoy the Ventoux Aventures treecourse

For angling enthusiasts, the lake is classified in 2nd category and is very rich in black-bass.

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Vineyards shape the scenery throughout the year.

In Mormoiron, gourmets, lovers of good wine and onlookers will be spoilt for choice: chateaux, domains and the coop offer wine tasting of AOP Ventoux wines, red, white or rosé.

The Algovital Cosmetic Laboratory and its shop are also an inescapable visit.

You will find seasonal fruits and vegetables on the market, held each Tuesday and Sunday morning.

Asparagus is here honoured on the last Sunday of April.

Another important event is the “banns of grape harvest“, on the 1st Saturday of September, which launches the harvest.

Cinema lovers will enjoy the Film Festival at the end of August and lovers of Harley Davison will be enthralled by the big meeting held at the same time.

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If you’re looking accommodation in Méthamis and for more information, please contact the Tourist Office of Mormoiron
+ 33 (0)6 76 07 39 27, mormoiron@ventoux-sud.com

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