Hotel du Poete

Le Village, Fontaine de Vaucluse, 84800, France
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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse/Vaucluso la Font

by JLBG

Frédéric Mistral, the great Provençal poet and responsible for a revival of the Provençal language at the turn of the XIXth century would be happy to see that now, many villages of Provence and especially his beloved Fontaine, now Fontaine-de-Vaucluse shows on the road signs both the French and the Provençal names.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, schools

by JLBG

In France, until the late 50s, schools were separate for boys and girls. Often, in villages, the “École de filles” was in one wing of a small building, the “École de garcons” in the other wing and the town hall in the middle. In Fontaine-de-Vaucluse they were in two separate buildings and the name has been kept, carved on the front of each. I do not know how they are used now but what is sure is that there no anymore such a split!

Kayak on the Sorgues river

by JLBG

A slalom course for white water kayaking has been set up on the Sorgues. If you enlarge the photo, you will see the suspended poles that mark the slalom way.

It is possible to rent kayaks and paddle from Fontaine-de-Vaucluse to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgues, 8 km downstream. Even beginners can do that trip.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, landscape on top of the vill

by JLBG

This photo was taken on top of the village, on the road to Gordes (another superb village of inland Provence, on which I will try to build a page too but anyway, if you have the opportunity, visit Gordes!). It gives a typical aspect of the karstic countryside of inland Provence with olive groves and forest with mainly short Mediterranean oaks.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse and Vauclusian fonts

by JLBG

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a village of 611 inhabitants, 7 km east to l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgues. It stands among the villages of Provence with the most visitors because of its very special spring that flows from the base of a 230 m high cliff. It has a flow of 630 million cubic meters per year, which, according to the Tourist Office makes it the most powerful in Europe and the fifth in the world.

The village was long named Vaucluse but as it is also the name of the “département”, that often brought confusion. This is why it took the name of its major feature and is now called “Fontaine-de –Vaucluse”

The name of Vaucluse comes from the name given by the Romans, “Vallis Clausa” (closed valley) as the spring is at the end of a narrow and deep valley, almost closed.

These natural sites has since very long ago fascinated writers and poets such as: Pétrarque, Boccace, Chateaubriand, Frédéric Mistral and René Char.

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