PROVENCE you made dream come then in Vaucluse, one
of six departments of the region P.A.C.A (Provence, the Alps, the French
Riviera) where all the savours of Provence meet themselves : cherry
trees, olive trees, cicadas, aromatic smells, vineyards, scrublands,
You will stay in a renovated farm, situated on the municipality of
Saumane-de-Vaucluse, at 5 km of Isle-sur-la-sorgue and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse.
See map for details.
You will take advantage of an open view on the mountains of Vaucluse
and Luberon and a privileged situation in the heart of a domain of 6
hectares of wood and orchards no neighbourhood, quiet insurant and a
landscape of which you will not grow tired of.
You will be amazed at all the Mediterranean flora: pines of Alep,
holm oaks, cistes, rosemary, arbousiers, etc....
Your furnished flat is at:
• 5 km of Isle sur Sorgue and Fontaine de Vaucluse
• 15 km of Carpentras and Cavaillon
• 25 km from Avignon, its airport and its station TGV
• 20 km of Gordes, Roussillon, ochre and Luberon
• 30 km of St Rémy, Baux de Provence, Maussane
• 30 km from Orange
• 100 km from Marseille, from its beaches and from its international
• 2 hours away of Lyon by motorway
• 3 hours away of Geneva by motorway
Vaucluse, of Vallis Clausa, valley closes where from
springs the mysterious Fountain of Vaucluse which irrigates of its Sorgues
the plains of Comtat.
The Rhone on the West, the valley of Durance in the South is bounded
by the valley of and the foothills of the Alps, consisted of the massifs
of the Mountain Ventoux and of the Laces of Montmirail, in the East.
It is crossed by the chain of Luberon and the Mountains of Vaucluse.
Its climate is of Mediterranean type: been relatively warm and dry,
sweet and sunny winter. Winds dominating from the western North to the
It is an ground of scoops (cherries, strawberries, melons), but also
the soil of the Coasts of the Rhone, Coasts of Ventoux and the Coasts
Its vegetation consists of 1800 sorts, which are more than 40 % of
the French flora, on 1/160th of the surface of France.
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However, a detailed plan will be sent to you with the rental
Here is a brief outline of the
numerous activities and the visits to make in the department.
of english books on Provence
Our region is rich in sites to be visited.
Indeed, Vaucluse, tourist department, offers itself a surprising cultural
patrimony among which the numerous museums and the castles are made witnesses.
See a page
with all cultural and natural activies in area (in french!)
Let us begin with the ISLE SUR LA SORGUE. We call
it "Venice Comtadine" due to its numerous canals which go
through it, stepped over small bridges and over gear wheels in mossy
City of Art and Antiques, its fairs in the second-hand trade of Easter,
Pentecost and of August 15th, are considered all over the world.
Every Thursday and Sunday mornings, you can go and shop at the Provençal
The summer, numerous animations are proposed. Especially, in July,
with its Festival of Sorgue (Isle, Saumane, Lagnes, Fountain) where
the spectacles, the concerts are offered. And in August, you will attend
its parade and floating market.
To SAUMANE-DE-VAUCLUSE, small Provençal village
perched on its cliff, you will be enchanted with its protected authenticity
At a height of 230 m, you can admire its Castle fortress of XIVth
(private), its church, its (XIIth) donjon.
To FONTAINE-DE-VAUCLUSE, you will be amazed by the
sensational beauty of the site which inspired writers of good name such
François Pétrarque, Frédéric Mistral or
René Char. Her source in the emerald green water is classified
among the most important exurgencies of the world. The abyss where from
it pours in period of high tides is situated at feet of an abrupt cliff
of 230 m. All the year round, secondary sources feed Sorgue.
Another magnificent place is the LUBERON: magic earth
because multiple. It distinguishes itself by the variety of its landscaped,
natural and cultural patrimony.
Classified REGIONAL NATURAL RESERVE,
UNESCO made one of 350 reserves of biosphere of the planet.
Its picturesque villages are not to be missed : Gordes, Oppède,
Bonnieux, Ménerbes... Roussillon, Rustrel and Provençal
Colorado (careers of ochre)
Don't miss, surprising sites such as :
• Mont-Ventoux: the " Giant of Provence " who peaks in
1912 m of height.
• Alpilles, St Rémy de Provence, the Leases of Provence,
Maussane and his(her,its) olive oil...
• Arles, Nimes and their bullfight.
• The Camargue and its herds of bulls.
• Avignon, city of Art and Culture.
• The Bridge of the Gard.
• The laces of Montmirail, Beaumes de Venise.
• The road of wines.
• The road of lavenders.
• The Abbey of Sénanque
Numerous are the sports or cultural activities
which are proposed to you in our region.
• GOLF to Saumane (4km of the
gite, 18 holes, typical of Provence between pines and holm oaks) or
• FISHING: Sorgue being one of the most full
of fish rivers (trouts, shadows Chevallier, Salmons)
• Isle on Sorgue: tennis, Equitation, CANOE,
park risks (Bridge of tops),
• Pedestrian, equestrian or cycle rides.
• Botanical Paths
• Climb, caving
• Festival of Sorgue in July
• Classic Festival of music in Roque-d'Anthéron
• Chorégies of Orange
• Festival of Avignon in July
• Cinemas (Avignon, Cantaloupe, Carpentras)
• Museums, art gallery
• Gourmet restaurants
"HOW TO GET THERE ?", please see the following
- Park TGV
Highways of the South
Car Hire France