Facing the Luberon at the edge of the old “Via Domitia”, Les Beaumettes is situated at the bottom of a little hill where you will admire the “beaumes”. These natural cavities which have probably been used as shelters and houses since the Neolithic period, have been turned into troglodytic houses still occupied to this day.
This village is the starting point of walks and bike routes like the Calavon cycleway.
The Via Domitia, an old Roman road, was built around 118 BC, linking Italy to Spain crossing the Roman province known as “La Narbonnaise”. First road built by the Roman in Gaulle, it went through the Alps, following the Durance valley, running along the Luberon on its north side, crossing the Rhône in Beaucaire, then on to Nîmes, along the coast of the Gulf of lions’ to finish in the Iberian peninsula.
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