Copyright – Christophe Mouton – Vaucluse – Provence

 

A spring of emerald green water spurts out of a deep abyss forming the most significant resurgence in Europe. This unforgettable sight, at the end of a small path leading upriver, is the starting point of the Sorgue river; it stands at the foot of the Vaucluse mountains, below the ruins of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse’s medieval castle.
The site is well worth visiting with the climb up to the abyss, the self-guided visit of the old paper mill and five museums including a WWII history museum, a museum devoted to the spring, a santon museum and a museum about the Italian poet, Petrarca.