Fontaine de Vaucluse

fontaine de vaucluse, provence
30 km from Avignon, 7 km from the Isle sur la Sorgue, 13 km from Gordes

Altitude: 80 m
Population: 611

A medieval village famous for its impressive spring of emerald green water which gushes out at the foot of a 230m high cliff. Its flow ranks it amongst the largest in the world. The vortex, in the shape of a vertical funnel, is 308 metres deep.
fontaine de vaucluse

One of the most picturesque sites of Provence, set in a deep valley replete with grottos and rolling hills, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse has inspired a great number of artists such as the Italian poet Petrarch (1304-1374) who lived for much of the year in the village castle, the ruins of which still dominate the valley. Frédéric Mistral and the contemporary poet René Char were also captivated by the site.

Until the middle of the 20th century, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse had a thriving paper manufacturing industry. The Moulin à Papier (paper mill), in the Galerie Vallis Clausa, uses a method for making paper by hand which has not varied since the 15th century.
canoe kayak
hotel, restaurant

What to see, what to visit: the ruins of the castle of the bishops of Cavaillon (14th century); the remains of the Roman canal on the river Sorgue; the Eco-museum 'Le Gouffre' (set in a grotto: Le Monde Souterrain); the library museum Petrarch; the Moulin à Papier (manufacture of paper by hand following the 15th century method)...
Recommended activities:
walks, canoeing, kayaking, fishing...

Des vacances réussies ne s 'improvisent pas, renseignez-vous trouver une chambre d'hotes normandie, un camping drome provencale, séjourner dans un chateau provence ou pour trouver une location canoe ardeche ou profitez d'une promo hotel provence. Si vous cherchez une maison à vendre dans le Mont Ventoux ou une villa à vendre à Sainte cécile les Vignes contact l'Agence Immobiliere Boschi
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