Fontaine-de-Vaucluse The Essential
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
Church of St Véran
Church of St Véran
This Romanesque church with a single
15 minutes
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Fontaine de Vaucluse
A the foot of a circus with impressive
30 minutes
Jean Garcin History Museum: 1939-1945, the Call of Liberty
Jean Garcin History Museum: 1939-1945, the Call of Liberty
Everyday life during the occupation, the
60 minutes
Speleogical Museum
Speleogical Museum
Potholers will be enthralled at this
60 minutes
Museum and Library Petrarca
Museum and Library Petrarca
Francesco Petrarca, or Petrarch (1304
30 minutes