The village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in the Vaucluse department can not hope for a more beautiful setting. Nestled under the blue sky of Provence, the village has taken care of its identity.

By taking the through roads leading to this charming village called Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, you will enjoy a completely different pace, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

Do you want to take advantage of your vacation to indulge in new sports and leisure activities close to nature? There are numerous hiking trails in the village: length, difficulty, difference in altitude, you will find itineraries adapted to beginners as well as experienced walkers. Various nature activities are also proposed in Provence: horse riding, golf, tree climbing, climbing, paragliding?

In Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, as everywhere in the Vaucluse department, culinary specialties are a real tourist attraction. Visit the producers of Provence and taste the flavors of the regional markets.

Landscapes are not the only tourist attraction of Provence: chapels, churches, castles, museums, fountains also interest tourists. The Tourist Office of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse will give you information on the activities to discover and the tourist sites to visit. You want to stay in the Vaucluse department? Discover a selection of accommodations to spend your stay in the Vaucluse department: hotels, bed and breakfast, campsites…

A very touristic village

This small village has many shops, restaurants, cafes and ice cream vendors that make tourists happy. You can go shopping, have lunch or dinner on the terrace in the shade of the plane trees, or take a walk to the spring.

The ruins of the old castle of the bishops of Cavaillon overlook the village and add to the charm of the place.

The Sorgue provides a welcome coolness, and its waters remain cold even in the height of summer.

A source with mysterious origins

The Fontaine de Vaucluse bubbles at the bottom of a closed valley with vertiginous walls, which gave its name to the department: Vaucluse indeed means closed valley. The source that gives birth to the Sorgue has a mysterious origin. The network of flooded cavities has never been fully explored and the origin of the waters that contribute to the fertility and richness of these territories remains a mystery today.

The spring gushes out at the foot of a 240-metre high cliff, in the hollow of an enclosed valley (“Vallis Clausa” in Latin). This valley gave its name to the department of Vaucluse during the French Revolution

The museums of Vaucluse

The Musée d’Histoire Jean Garcin: 39-45 L’appel de la Liberté (Call of Freedom) tells you the story of the Second World War in France. You can discover the resistance against the Nazis in France, and the daily life during the Occupation.

The François Petrarque Museum-Library is dedicated to the medieval poet François Petrarque and the poet René Char. It regularly hosts exhibitions.

The Vallis Clausa Paper Mill includes the Underground Museum, a craft gallery and the paper mill.

Would you like to discover the museums of Provence? The Museums in the Vaucluse department department contribute to the tourist influence of this destination. We can mention the Petit Palais museum or the Calvet museum in Avignon. In Fontaine-de-Vaucluse you can visit the Resistance Museum, the Museum of the Santons, the François Francesco Petrarch Museum-library or the Underground World and Speleology Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

Practical Informations

Would you like to stay in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse? We bring you a lot of practical information to prepare your holidays in Provence.