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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, drawings and engravings depict the thwarted love of poet and his beloved. Remarkable selection of writings by René Char illustrated by Zao Wou-ki, Braque and Vieira da Silva.

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  • Address : Rive Gauche de la Sorgue F - 84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse84800Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
  • Phone : 04 90 20 37 20
  • E-mail : musee-biblio-petrarque@cg84.fr
  • Website :
  • Prices : 3.50 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours :

  • Jun-Sep: 10am-12.30pm, 1pm-6pm; mid Mar-end May and early Oct-mid Oct: 10am-noon, 2pm-6pm; mid Oct-vac la end Oct-early Nov: 10am-noon, 2pm-5pm - closed Tue, 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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