Caromb, provençal village in Vaucluse at the foothill of Mont Ventoux
At the foot of the Ventoux, Caromb is a fortified village with one of the largest Romanesque churches in the Vaucluse.
Come and discover this lively and charming village. You can stroll through its old streets and discover its medieval-Renaissance style.
Here, the vine is king and cohabits with fig and cherry trees, and the activity is mainly agricultural.
The fortified village
To walk in Caromb is to cross history. Indeed, the village still preserves many vestiges of its past where it is pleasant to stroll.
You will pass under its many porches and vaults of medieval time, on the place of Cabaret where the door of the old castle of the 15th century remains, the fountain of Midas dating from the 18th century, but also in front of its belfry of the 16th century, topped by a very beautiful wrought iron campanile and of which the traces of an old oil mill are always visible at the ground floor of the tower.
The Paty Lake
Situated 2km from Caromb, this 18th century dam (originally built to irrigate agricultural fields) is today a small tourist paradise where fishing, swimming and sunbathing enthusiasts will find their happiness (caution: swimming not supervised). During the summer season, many events are organised here, such as the musette bals and the tango festival at the end of July.
The lake's snack stand welcomes you all day long and offers breaks and refreshments.
The Paty lake is also the starting point for several walks and hikes that will help you discover the environment and the surrounding hills.
To find out more and see upcoming events, visit : website lac du paty
La Noire de Caromb
Caromb has a large production of figs (about 100 tons per year) called " The Black of Caromb ".
The fig of Caromb is known to be very sweet and to have a good behaviour.
It is easy to use in your recipes because it is simple to cook.
Every year in mid-July the "Fête de la figue" is held in the village.
You will be able to appreciate its tastings, taste workshops, numerous animations, as well as its parade, the whole around a craft market with all the products derived from the fruit (jam, condiments...), the whole in a most convivial atmosphere.
For more informations : Fête de la figue Caromb