Althen les Paluds

Althen les Paluds

Once a marsh area of Monteux used for market gardening, the village of Althen-des-Palud only emerged in the mid-19th century and was structured around its town hall, crowned by a wrought-iron bell tower. This remains the oldest part of the village.

Nowadays, small service businesses (a bank, bookshop, bakery and mini-market) share the space along three main roads which form the heart of the village.

Madder

The root of this plant, grown on the land around Althen-des-Paluds, was used to obtain a red dye . Its use on fabric once made the hamlet famous and rich, and lined the pockets of Jean Althen, who began this cultivation and later give his name to the village.



Monteux Lake

Monteux Lake is the perfect spot for a walk where you can enjoy taking it easy, sunbathing on the little beach or swimming.

In summer, you can hire paddle boards, pedalos and canoes from the Restaurant de la Dune.



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Visits and activities near Althen les Paluds

Avignon

Avignon is known as the "City of Popes", quite simply because several popes resided there between 1309 and 1411. The presence of the seat of Western Christianity led a large number of wealthy Italian merchants to the Comtat Venaissin. Many traces of this period remain, such as the Palais des Papes.

L'Isle sur la Sorgue

On the fresh, clear waters of the Sorgue, the centre of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a really lovely place to stroll all year round.