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From the Comtat Venaissin to France
In the Middle Ages, Ménerbes was an already fortified village that marked the southern limit of the Comtat Venaissin, a papal state attributed to the Church in 1215 during the Council of Montpellier. Saint-Louis, returning from the Crusades, stopped there, at the Saint-Hilaire priory, occupied by monks until the French Revolution. In 1793, Ménerbes, like all papal territories, was annexed to France.
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