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  • 1 Fontaine de Vaucluse Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    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 ..

  • 2 Church of St Véran Interesting

    Religious buildings

    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).

  • 3 Museum and Library Petrarca

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 4 Speleogical Museum

    Museums and art

    chemin de la 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 stalactites,..

  • 5 History Museum (1939-1945)

    Museums and art

    chemin du Gouffre F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

    Everyday life during the occupation, the Resistance in the Vaucluse and the authors of the time, those, like René Char, who were actively engaged in the destiny of the ideals of the Resistance movement.

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