Coat of Arms of Carpentras Carpentras More about Carpentras
Population: 28,000
Amenities: Good shopping centre with several supermarkets
Huge market every Friday morning
Truffle market every Friday 8-10am from 27 November until March
Events: Foire de St Siffrein (3 days around 27th November)
Les Estivales de Carpentras in July (festival of music, dance, plays and exhibitions)
Sights: Cathedral of St-Siffrein
Hôtel Dieu (18th century Hospice with its ancient apothecary preserved)
14th century synagogue, the oldest in France still in use
Porte d'Orange and remnants of the ancient city's ramparts
The Inguimbertine Library with over 100,000 ancient volumes and manuscripts
Museums (Comtadin / Duplessis / Sobirats / Lapidary / Sacred Art)
Roman arch
Many fine mansions within the Old Town from the 17th and 18th centuries