Debit 6,720 m3
Water pours from the sinkhole from 21,37m
From the Luberon to the Dentelles de Montmirail, through the Pays des Sorgues and the Piedmont du Ventoux, there are 35 marked routes that take picturesque and quiet roads.
Come cycling at your own pace amidst lavender fields, orchards, vineyards and olive groves or along the rivers.
Throughout the route, a network of more than 250 service providers (hotels, bed and breakfast, wine cellars, bistros and restaurants, cycle rental companies) labeled “Accueil Vélo”, welcomes you throughout the year.
Stroll on foot or by bike between orchards and vineyards, kayak descent along the Sorgue, diving in the heart of the villages of antique shops, flea markets, and markets with colorful and tasty products, visit the built and natural heritage meeting the traditions and know-how that forged the character of the terroir and the men, the list of activities and activities and of the outputs is almost inexhaustible.
With an average total flow of 630 million m³ per year, this source is the first in France and one of the largest in the world, due to its volume of water flowed.
Fresh and peaceful spring in summer, bubbling and impetuous in spring and autumn, the Fountain, a true whim of nature has been intriguing curious and researchers since ancient times.
The source results from the emergence of a huge underground network. The water leaping at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse comes from the infiltration of rainwater and snow melt from the south of Mont Ventoux, the Monts de Vaucluse and the Montagne de Lure, which represent an “impluvium” of 1,240 km² and whose only result remains the Fontaine.
Le projet Opération Grand Site La Fontaine de Vaucluse est une démarche de préservation et de développement durable sur un territoire d’exception aux richesses naturelles uniques. Il vise l’obtention du label national Grand Site de France.
Go to the Pays des Sorgues to discover and taste its AOC wines: Côtes-du-Rhône, Côtes du Ventoux, Luberon. A renowned vineyard that owes its growth to the Popes of Avignon.Discover