Le Thor, in the heart of Sorgues Country (region watered by
the tributaries of a giant spring) the Thouzon caves discovered
in 1902 are nicknamed the Fairy Caves. Visit the underground
gallery with a 22M ceiling from which hangs delicate stalactites.
The well lighted cave has oddly shaped and beautifully colored
charming LIsle sur Sorgue known as the Venice of Provence
with its canals, water wheels and narrow streets. On the main
square the Collégiale Notre Dames des Anges has ornate
17C interior decorations recalling Italian churches.
The Hôtel Donadei de Campredona lovely 18C mansion
of classical French style is used for cultural events and
Wander through the numerous antique shops and bargain with
Take a foothpath along the cool banks of the Sorgue and find
the favorite places of the resident ducks.
Free lunchtime at LIsle sur Sorgue.
visit the Fontaine de Vaucluse or «Vallis Clausa»which
is provencal for «enclosed valley» and thus contributed
to the «departement» (canton)'s name
This is one of the most powerful resurgent springs in the
world and the source of the clear emerald Sorgues.This river
gushes from the bottom of a spectacular cliff and runs through
the rocky valley and village shaded by plane trees. It is
calm in the summer but in fall and spring it can be a vivid
green fury of tumbling foaming water.
On the footpath that leads to the gushing abyss visit Le Musée-Bibliothèque
Pétrarque, Le Musée du Santon, Le Musée
du gouffre Souterrain, Le Musée dHistoire.
Stop at St. Veran church - this romanesque chapel has a rounded
vaulting over its nave and contains the sarcophagus of St.
Veranus who dispatched Coulobre, a monster which terrorised
the region in the 6C.
our tour at the Velleron farmers market - an
explosion of freshness, colours and perfumes of provence.