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In winter and spring when the level of the water reaches the fig trees clinging to the rocky walls and the deep-emerald River Sorgue flows over the slope in a tumultuous, leaping mass, the rocks are splashed with foam and haze: this sight alone amply justifies a visit to the village where François Pétrarque tried to forget the beautiful Laure de Noves. People from the Avignon area unhesitatingly flock to the cafés and restaurants on the river bank landing stages.

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Tourist attractions Fontaine-de-Vaucluse : Things to see and do

  • Church of St Véran Interesting

    pl. de l'Église F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

    This Romanesque church with a single nave contains the tomb of St Veran who, legend has it, overcame the mighty Coulobre, the local monster (Tarasque).

  • Fontaine de Vaucluse Interesting

    chemin du Gouffre F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

    A the foot of a circus with impressive rocky walls, this apparently peaceful lake of green water is enshrouded in a halo of mystery: how deep is the abyss? No-one knows exactly although people have gone down as far as 315m. Where does the water come ..

  • Museum and Library Petrarca

    Rive Gauche de la Sorgue F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

    Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch (1304-1374) retreated to Fontaine after the virtuous Laure refused his advances. All the better for literature, as he went on to write Canzionere, the first great lyric poem. In the Musée-Bibliothèque Pétrarque, drawin..

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Hotels Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

  • LOGIS Hôtel Restaurant du Parc

    Rue des Bourgades. F - 84800 FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE

    The rooms in our hotel located in the heart of Fontaine de Vaucluse village will provide you with the chance to unwind and relax you’ve dreamed about, all overlooking a unique and spectacular natural setting. Come and make the most of our comfortab..

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Restaurants Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

  • Chez Dominique Quite comfortable restaurant 

    6 pl. de la Colonne F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

    Welcome Chez Dominique! Among the (lady) chef's specialities are the Parmentier de confit de canard gratiné and trout fillet with creamy risotto. When the weather is fine, make yourself comfortable on the balcony overlooking the Sorgue River.

  • Philip Quite comfortable restaurant 

    chemin de la Fontaine F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

    At the foot of the famous fountain, from which the Sorgue River springs, this restaurant plays a charming bucolic hand, and the terrace is its trump card. In the kitchen, father and daughter (the establishment has been in the family since 1926) work ..

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