This village, located at the foot of the Dentelles de Montmirail, is naturally sheltered from the strong Mistral wind. It is one of the charming little villages of the Comtat Venaissin, a well known holiday resort, very busy in summer and appreciated for its mild climate in winter. Beaumes de Venise was once called Beaumes de Venisse. It owes its name to the many caves (les balmes) found on the hillside. With a population of 2070 people, this 1903 hectare village is situated 8km from Carpentras, 32km from Avignon and 20km from both Orange and Vaison la Romaine. The population doubles in summer, with the number of inhabitants reaching 4500. The emblem represents Three Tau d’Ors (antique crosses) and three villages (St. Véran, Beaumes and Aubune). The village of Beaumes de Venise was built on yellow Helvetian sand.
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