La Fontaine de Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

See a river emerge from the ground at La Fontaine de Vaucluse, part of a medieval village in Plateau de Vaucluse, 25 km (15.5 mi) east of Avignon. At the base of high, rocky cliffs, a deep pool of water is actually the source of the Sorgue river that springs from the land beneath it. Several meters away, watch those still waters turn into whitewater rapids that crash down over black rocks. To visit La Fontaine de Vaucluse and other attractions in Gordes, use our Gordes trip itinerary website .
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  • We visited at the end of September. Having seen that the spring itself is very low right now, we weren't expecting much but instead we found a really wonderful little french town with a beautiful rive...  more »
  • A village of the Luberon to miss. It is so good to walk along the river and to go to the abyss. And also don't miss him the santons Museum
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  • Saw quite a lot of tourists but it shows the natural sides of Provence, France. Not too many souvenirs shops nor restaurants. Great place to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon beside the lake.  more »
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  • Very impressive! Dramatic setting!
  • Impressive, cave is really nice to see. If water level is low you can see deep into the interior.
  • There is no real reason to come here if it's not spring and the water aren't bursting, the village is just another village and the Fontaine isn't really there...
  • Nice natural landmark to visit. Impressive.
  • Really interesting cave!

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