Fontaine-de-Vaucluse tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The highlight of your visit to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is the wooded valley and river emerging from the rocks next to the village

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is situated in the Vaucluse department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. For detailed visitor information see the Fontaine-de-Vaucluse travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Popular places to visit nearby include Abbey of Senanque at 5 km and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue at 6 km.

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Village des Bories

Village des Bories

at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

The Village des Bories, near Gordes in Provence, is a fascinating group...

See Village des Bories guide
Abbey of Senanque

Abbey of Senanque

Abbey at 5 km (direction east)

Senanque Abbey is a roman style abbey in Provence surrounded by lavender...

See Abbey of Senanque guide


at 6 km (direction west)

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a pretty town well known for its rivers and their...

See L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east)

The exceptionally pretty-village of Gordes is also one of the most visited...

See Gordes guide
Le Beaucet

Le Beaucet

at 7 km (direction east)

The castle, the fortifications, the cliffs and the troglodyte dwellings come together...

See Le Beaucet guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

The ancient baptistry and the scenery of the Nesque river valley are...

See Venasque guide


at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

Oppede might be less visited than the more famous of the Luberon...

See Oppede-le-Vieux guide


at 10 km (direction north-west)

Pernes-les-Fontaines takes its name from the large number of historic fountains in...

See Pernes-les-Fontaines guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south-east)

One of our favourite Luberon villages, the streets of old Menerbes are...

See Menerbes guide
Luberon Natural Park

Luberon Natural Park

Natural Parc at 13 km (direction south-west)

The Luberon Regional Natural Parc includes several of the most beautiful villages...

See Luberon Natural Park guide
The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon

Scenery at 13 km (direction east)

The Ochre mines of Roussillon are eroded into beautiful colours and shapes...

See The Ochre Footpath of Roussillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction east)

As well as the orange houses of the village you can explore...

See Roussillon guide
Chateau de Lacoste

Chateau de Lacoste

Castle at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The chateau de Lacoste is an 11th century castle in Provence, known...

See Chateau de Lacoste guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The small village of Lacoste, one of the most beautiful in the...

See Lacoste guide

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Markets in and near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

  • Gordes: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Maubec: market Sunday (8km)
  • Pernes-les-Fontaines: market Saturday (10km)
  • Le Thor: market Saturday (11km)
  • Cavaillon: market Monday (12km)
  • Roussillon: market Thursday (13km)
  • Carpentras: market Friday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Vedene: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Apt: market Saturday (22km)
  • Mallemort: market Friday (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

What to do at Fontaine-de-Vaucluse? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.

Grand sites of France

  • Mont Ventoux (31km)
  • Montagne Sainte-Victoire (59km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Fort Saint-Andre (27km)
  • Glanum (28km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collégiale Notre Dame des Anges (Sorgues) (3km)
  • Abbaye de Sénanque (Gordes) (6km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Repos de Montfavet (Avignon) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame de Nazareth (Vaison-la-Romaine) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (44km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jarditrain (10km)
  • Jardin de la Louve (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Brantes (23km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (23km)
  • Jardin aquatique « Aux fleurs de l'eau (29km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (30km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (39km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (34km)

Geography and distances

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is in the south-east of France at 25 kilometres from Avignon, the department capital (general information: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is 588 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Canton: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Arrondissement: Avignon

Department: Vaucluse

Region: Provence

Postcode: 84800

Distance to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

from Avignon (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 588 km

from Calais: 819 km

from Nice: 173 km

from Bordeaux: 465 km

from Strasbourg: 556 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into Nice or Marseille airport. Driving is also possible - coming by car to the region takes about 10 hours from the cross-channel ferry ports. For driving distances to Fontaine-de-Vaucluse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cabrieres-d'Avignon, Gordes and Lagnes.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaine-de-Vaucluse