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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

An enchanting ... Fontaine-de-Vaucluse continues to intrigue and attract visitors. Since ancient times, attendance of the place is very important. Recent archaeological discoveries (2002 DRASSM-SSFV) attest to a worship of this source throughout antiquity. At the end of a narrow gorge and green at the foot of a high cliff carved by erosion, springs one of the most beautiful rivers in the department: the Sorgue, a few hundred meters from the picturesque village which has the Valley its name. The waters bound to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse come from the infiltration of rainwater and melting snow in the south of Mount Ventoux, the Monts de Vaucluse, the Lure mountain, gorges of the Nesque representing a "catchment" of 1240 km ² whose sole outcome is the Fountain. In all seasons, secondary sources feed the Sorgue, which forms a beautiful lake shaded by ancient plane trees. The intense beauty of this natural site attracts many visitors.

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Events and festivities

In July and August, the Intercommunal Tourist Office offers guided tours of the village, and historical re-enactments of the Roman imperial court. Be aware that the site was frequented from ancient times ...

Photos

Sorgue
Sorgue
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Sorgue
Sorgue
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The village center
The village center
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The fountain of the Town Hall
The fountain of the Town Hall
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The gulf
The gulf
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Wheel
Wheel
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Sorgue
Sorgue
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Castle
Castle
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Cliffs
Cliffs
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The Fontaine de Vaucluse chasm
The Fontaine de Vaucluse chasm
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Sorgue
Sorgue
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Sorgue
Sorgue
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Sorgue
Sorgue
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Sorgue
Sorgue
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The gulf
The gulf
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse (© Frantz)
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