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le Mur de la Peste

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84800 Saumane-de-Vaucluse
A wall in memory of the Great Plague of 1720 which killed 20% of the Comtat’s population runs along the Plateau de Vaucluse. The Grand Saint Antoine boat brought the plague from the East to Marseille in 1720. The epidemic soon spread through Provence and reached Apt. To stop it from entering the Comtat Venaissin, the papal legate had a dry stone wall built from Monieux in the north to Taillades on the Durance. The wall was abandoned at the beginning of 1723 when the danger of the disease had subsided.
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