La Fontaine de Vaucluse
La Fontaine de Vaucluse
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,333 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
An interesting place, there is a huge karst spring with a very high flow rate. There are many bars and restaurants along the river itself.
Written 18 July 2023
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paulgray1
Sale, UK941 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Definitely worth a visit.We ate here as well and went back to look at the source of the river Sorgues- it’s the biggest spring in France and the 5th biggest in the world. The village around it is good so overall worth a detour if you are there.
Written 17 June 2023
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Cynthia A
United States70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We stayed here in the fall, in a lovely rental that had a porch that hung over the water. The leaves were ablaze and there were not many tourists. It was wonderful. We had dinner at a charming restaurant on the river's edge, bought our breakfast makings on a stroll through the village and we sat in the tiny square and people watched...absolutely sublime. I don't know what this place is like in the height of the tourist season, but in October it's just fabulous.
Written 18 May 2022
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Longan
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Absolutely stunning location. The water and rock formations are a marvel and will most certainly give you plenty of great photo opportunities. We spent many beautiful afternoons there with our dog. Will come back for sure.
Written 22 November 2020
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mariedesjardins
Prince George, Canada6,909 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Visited La Sorg to admire the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse on a day trip from Avignon. Enjoyed a refreshing dip nine the river near the water wheel. Really pretty area with cafes lining the waterfront.
Written 25 January 2020
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christine102262
La Crosse, WI1,490 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We saw this on a day tour of Provence and our guide, who dropped us off in the town square, pointed it out and said "It's just a 5 minute walk up the hill". Well, it more like a 20 minute walk and we are fairly fit. We felt bad for elderly people trying to get there in a short time. The water was roaring and at flood stage when we were there, so it was magnificent to see - a beautiful green color and with the fall leaves all around it was just gorgeous. The castle on top of the hill that you could glimpse coming back was also great to view. It's not an easy walk for those who are expecting a short jaunt, but it is doable. Because of the time of year we were there, most of the stands and shops along the way were closed. No open restrooms nearby.
Written 7 January 2020
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Alex A
Torpoint, UK118 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Pretty easy rough walk takes you to the 'hole' you really don't get a sense of how big it is until you realise at various stages there are water depth markers up the hole. Admittedly it wasn't that full when we visited and it was a windy blustery day but its great to see the source of thewater we walked past in l'isle sur la sorgue earlier in the day.
Written 1 November 2019
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Annie A
York, UK392 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
La Fontaine de Vaucluse is a fab place to visit, especially when it is full of water! It is a very pretty little village It is famous for being the town where the source of the Sorgue River is located. There are plenty of places to have a drink, a snack or a meal - or just an ice cream. A pretty steep climb to the top to see the paper mill (open every day from 15th January to 31st December). The paper is made from rags in tanks as it was in the 15th century. The paper is made on site and specialist paper is sold to specialists such as calligraphers, artists etc. I bought some for my calligraphy and it is beautiful. It is possible to see the paper being made from the gallery which takes you for a walk along the work space. Also you can see the huge water wheel (outside). Definitely worth a visit. The walk and entrance to the paper milll is handicapped accessible.
Written 21 October 2019
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Vic H
Manila, Philippines410 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The cave where the first source of water was supposed to be seen was dry because it was summer. The walk was pleasant but it was quite a distance and steep in some parts especially going towards the source. The displays for sale at the paper mill were interesting. Some may find the site interesting, but I’m not sure whether I’ve learned much from this visit.
Written 3 September 2019
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Laura C
London, UK5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
In the summer (i.e. August), there is no water; just an empty cave. It is a pleasant walk from the village though along a footpath and the village itself is pretty and has everything you need to while away the time. There is no visitor centre for the fontaine so no restaurant to go with it but there are plenty of places alongside the footpath.

On public transport, during the summer, there is a nifty little tourist bus run by Zou which goes from nearby L'isle sur la Sorgue (do check the timetable though for bus 21 as it is not hugely frequent). There is also a bus from Avignon to L'isle sur la Sorgue (no. 6 I think but do check!!) which is efficient if not frequent but the train also goes between the two.
Written 22 August 2019
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