Nestled in the foothills of the southern slope of the Luberon, Vaugines has kept its authentic and Provencal charm that resides in its picturesque alleys and vaulted staircases, its small squares and its beautiful mansions.
The main square with its mossy fountain, Café and restaurant, is an invitation to stop for a while and enjoy.
Saint Barthélemy church, the alleys of the old village inlaid with many fossils (Rue des Coquillages), the beautiful mansions, La Commanderie (rue des Amazones) and La Captainerie are worth visiting, and of course the Place de la Mairie (town hall square) and its fountain where you can stop at the terrace of the bar or pizzeria.
Vaugines is also the focal point of several long hiking trails allowing walkers, cyclists and riders to discover the Luberon, its flora and fauna.
The oldest mention of the village of Vaugines dates back to 1920, but it had been inhabited since the Antiquity. In the 11th century, the Abbey of Psalmody founded in the 'vallis juvina', also known as' vallisamata ', where many springs flow, was a small priory at the site of the current Romanesque church. In the 16th, then in the 18th century the agglomeration built around its castle, which doesn' exist anymore, took a new boom and stretched to the west under the "poucelles" cliff
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