Fontaine-de-Vaucluse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontaine-de-Vaucluse: highlights and tourist information

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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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Abbey of Senanque at 5 km and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

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)

More information about Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, Provence

Tourist attractions near Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, France

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

  • Gorges de Régalon (19km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (19km)
  • Gorges de la Nesque (21km)
  • Colorado Provencal (29km)
  • Dentelles de Montmirail (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (34km)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is in the south-east of France. 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