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Carpentras

(kärpäNträs`), town (1990 pop. 25,477), Vaucluse dept., SE France, in Provence. It is an important farm market and a small industrial center. Of Gallo-Roman origin, it was an episcopal see from the 3d cent. and was ruled by its bishops until the French Revolution. The long conclave that elected Pope John XXII met in Carpentras. The town served as the capital of the Comtat Venaissin from 1229 to 1791. Of interest are St. Siffrein Church (15th cent.) and a Gallic arch with sculptures.
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I'd had runners in my own colours in France and had a winner at Carpentras, which is a small town in south-east France.
In 2004, while gatherings in many countries are honoring the 700th anniversary of the birth of the great poet and humanist, the Carpentras commemoration can serve to remind us of a particular dimension of Petrarch's legacy, that dimension bound up with story-making.
Or those sweet strawberries from the flat fields in Carpentras for a tart?
The nearby town of Carpentras has no distinctive Romanesque buildings, but interestingly does have a unique shop that in the nineteenth century created berlingots, the small pyramidal pieces of confection, with colourful stripes, that are a staple of many European and American Christmas celebrations.
Gyma of Carpentras (Fax: 90-60-8229) has utilized IQF technology to lock in the sophisticated flavors of Bolognaise, Beurre Blaanc, Poivrade, Madeira, Carbona, Amoricaine and Curry sauces.
Her judgment is echoed by Joseph Amas, vice president of the Jewish community of Carpentras, which is also the home of France's oldest synagogue.
Address : 1171, avenue du Mont Ventoux - CS 30085 84203 Carpentras
Away from the beaches, lower-grade Flat racing is hosted near Avignon at both Cavaillon and Carpentras, while the better action resumes at Marseille-Borely in the first week of September.
Il s'agit de la these que Michele de La Pradelle (1996) a consacree au marche forain, au marche de la truffe et au marche-gare de Carpentras (Vaucluse).
The players are: Mathieu Mayans, a 21-year-old centre from Limoux; Amar Sabri, Carcassonne's 20-year-old half-back; Mohamed Tamghart, a 21-year-old second row at Carpentras and Lamelangi Unaloto, a 29-year-old Tongan prop at Villeneuve.
The utility man played in the pre-season game against Wigan but the Vikings were waiting for his registration to come through from French side Carpentras before he could play in the Northern Rail Cup.
Esther of Carpentras is a comic opera based on the Purim story and Miracles of Faith derives from the Book of Daniel Milhaud has also written a cantata based on the Book of Proverbs, and he has also composed music for a ballet Moses.