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The Pearl of the Comtat…

" This is my nickname. Have you heard of me? It’s an elegant name, pointing to my radiance and my importance in Comtat Venaissin, an area stretching from Mont Ventoux to the Vaucluse Mountains, and bordered to the west by the Rhone and the Durance.

Because, you know, I was the capital of Comtat Venaissin for almost three centuries, until 1320. And some would say that in their heart, I still am today…

But my real name is Pernes-les-Fontaines and my history began much earlier… "

 

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