City Fontaine-de-Vaucluse Department Vaucluse

City hall - Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Place de la Colonne
84800 Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
 
Tel. : + 33 (0) 4 90 20 31 79
Fax : + 33 (0) 4 90 20 26 33


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Video town Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse - is one of the ancient cities of the administrative area of the Provence — Alpes — Côte d’Azur region, Department Vaucluse, with an exciting millennium history. The city that has not lost its way over time, and has found its place under the sun to shine today in its entire splendor.

Emblem of the city

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Emblem department

Department Vaucluse

Travelers from around the world come to see this paradise of Provence to enjoy the emerald waters of the magic spring, which was sang in his poems the great Pétrarque. This place attracts its mystical beauty and lyricism in general. Meet the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse!
 
The picturesque town is located in the department of Vaucluse and known as the source of the Sorgue River. History of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse has its roots in prehistoric times, as evidenced by ancient writings. Recent archaeological findings indicate that the spring was worshiped by the ancient pagans.
 
The patron of the city is Bishop of Cavaillon - St. Veran, who lived in these parts as a hermit about in 515 year. The legend has it that St. Veran deprived of the River Sorgue from sinister dragon named Coulobre
 
Today in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse resides about 600 people. Though the town is small, but it can win the heart of any museologists because it has a lot of interesting museums with unique exhibits.
Area:
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse - 7.14 km2

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