France / Provence

Pernes Les Fontaines

Tourist office of Pernes Les Fontaines

Place Gabriel Moutte, 84210 Pernes Les Fontaines

Pernes-les-Fontaines remained the capital of Comtat Venaissin until Pope John XXII bought back the rights over Carpentras from its bishop. Two elements reveals the Jewish presence in this town: the name Place de la Juiverie and the traditional identification of the large house standing in that square as the old “Jewish baths”.