Pertuis is the capital of "Pays d'Aigues". The city rises to 472m and has 18 872 inhabitants.
Historians fix the origin of Pertuis about 94 BC, when the Romans established trade relations with the inhabitants there and opened a trading post. The name is the oldest recognized Pertusum in 981.
Pertuis Provencal said Pertus according to standard or conventional Pertus according to standard Mistralian. All these names come from the Low Latin pertusium which means a gap or passage. Referring to the passage of communication routes leading from the sea up to the mountains.
Pertuis is part of the community of Aix and the Luberon Regional Park.
Sheltered from the Mistral in the old town you will find random small flowered streets, monuments and old houses.
The municipality has 130 buildings that are either classified historical monument or inscribed in the General Inventory of Cultural Heritage.
The house known as the Reine Jeanne.
The house of François Ier.
The consular house.
The old Slate (XI century)
The convent of the Oratory of Jesus (1620).
The church of St Nicolas and its organs.
The dungeon of the castle disappeared.
St Jacques Tower.
Since 1474 there is the market on Friday morning in the city center.
Two farmer markets are held on Wednesday (except January and February) and Saturday morning at Garcin place.
A "producer market" is held every Tuesday evening from 18:00 to 20:00 from June 7th to August 30th on the parking of the wine cooperative.