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Bedoin

Avenue Barral des Baux - BP 7 - 84410 BEDOIN
 
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Bedoin

Bedoin, the village and around twenty hamlets in the surrounding area
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Avenue Barral des Baux - BP 7 - 84410 BEDOIN

Telephone: 04 90 65 60 08

Website: www.bedoin.fr

In Bedoin, you can also discover:


Let us tell you about Bédoin

Bedouin (in Provencal it is spelt without any accent) in the Comtat Venaissin - a country full of art and history.

A wide territory from the foot to the top of the Mont Ventoux

Built on the foothills of the Ventoux, the village of Bedoin is at a height of 347m (altitude at the Mont Redon). Its territory is the largest in the Vaucluse: with 9103 hectares, it goes all the way up to the summit at 1912 m.

Ancient origins

With its rich farmable land, springs, forests and game, the territory has long seduced men who have been living on it since Prehistoric and Gallo-Roman times. 
The many coombs on the slopes of the mountain offer a multitude of rock shelters where important Prehistoric remains have been discovered, for example in the Combe de Curnier and Combe de la Madelène. The hillsides are more exposed and generally well-irrigated and thus, they have been intensely used during the Gallo-Roman era: many Villae (large farms) were set up on the lower hills mostly, like the hamlet of Les Bruns, but there are also a few Oppida on higher more entrenched headlands. 

From Barral des Baux to the Revolution

The name Beduinum can be found in historic documents in the middle of the 10th century. In 1250, Lord Barral des Baux granted the villagers important privileges, notably the use of the Ventoux: farming it gave them prosperity for centuries. 
In 1271, the Comtat Venaissin became a Papal land and Bedoin a part of the papacy until 1791 at which point the Comtat was joined back to France. However, Bedoin carried on showing its loyalty to the pope and the revolutionary repression that ensued was the most painful episode in the history of the village. Declared in a state of counter-revolution, the village was destroyed and wiped off the map in 1794. A year later it was restored. 

You can discover the village on your own, following the explicative signs or ask for a guide from the Culture et Patrimoine service of la CoVe (regular visits from June to September and all year for groups upon reservation).

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