FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE

The name of this place, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, come from the spring located between the village and a cliff of the Vaucluse's mountains, this spring is the fifth most important in the world, she is the mother of the Sorgue's river who is crossing the town in a beautiful web of water. The sky of Provence is blue like the sea, he doesn't share its rain often, that why the water became an important symbol of life in this country, many civilizations live up next to this spring. The Greek civilization was already here before that the Romans build an aqueduct, the paper mills from the fifteenth century are still giving their charms to the town's shores, as the castle of the twelfth century. In this village the water is eveywhere, it carries a legendary folklore of dragons and fairies, its color is clear like the crystal, we can hear it singing in every streets and feel it in the green nature of the village. Across the ages, the human's constructions and the wilde nature mixed each other around the river for give us today this enchanting and refreshing place. It's not a coincidence if Petrarque, one of the biggest poet of the renaissance, chose this place as his sanctuary where he lived during sixteen years.