Unmissable tourist sites
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Travel guide
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Fontaine-de-Vaucluse : Things to see and do
place 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).
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, dr..
Chemin Fontaine F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
Potholers will be enthralled at this underground museum. It exhibits the Casteret collection and the limestone concretions brought back in over thirty years of exploration. There is also a reconstitution of an "ideal" site with stalactite..
Hotel du Poète is located in Luberon in Fontaine de Vaucluse, on the banks of the Sorgue River. It offers rooms and suites, an outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. All of the rooms at the Hotel du Poète are air-conditioned and have flat-screen TV w..
Quartier Châteauvieux F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
The Hotel des Sources is located in the heart of the village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, just outside the Luberon region. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and free private parking. This former bourgeois mansion provides peaceful accommodation in t..
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 ..
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.