Bédoin

Bédoin is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

Bédoin
The village of Bédoin

Coat of arms
Location of Bédoin
Bédoin
Bédoin
Coordinates: 44°07′26″N 5°10′50″E
CountryFrance
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
DepartmentVaucluse
ArrondissementCarpentras
CantonPernes-les-Fontaines
IntercommunalityVentoux-Comtat Venaissin
Government
  Mayor (20012008) Luc Reynard
Area
1
91.03 km2 (35.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,185
  Density35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
84017 /84410
Elevation240–1,883 m (787–6,178 ft)
(avg. 300 m or 980 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Geography

Located at the base of Mont Ventoux, it is the starting point of one of the three routes to the summit of the mountain (the other routes start in Malaucène and Sault). The Tour de France frequently uses this approach to Mont Ventoux hence the strong presence of cycling in the town.

Sights

Bédoin contains a large Spanish-style church, constructed by Jesuits in 1702.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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