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“Oh my word - you have to see this in spring”

La Source de La Sorgue
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Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
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186 reviews
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“Oh my word - you have to see this in spring”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We visited in October 2013 when the water levels were low - but my expectations where completely exceeded when I got to see it when the water level is high.. It is absolutely incredible. Make sure you walk through the displays along the river as these are free and very informative and there are cute shops to browse. We live close by and I visit at least once a month and each time it is gorgeous and there is something to see. One some days you have to pay parking for 4EUR - but this is worth it as there is a lot to see and the parking is close by. Don't use the toilets along the river - it is worth paying for them behind the Mairie. You can also visit the Museum of Santons which has a good variety of santons (little expensive though if you are not very keen - 5EUR entrance fee.

Visited May 2014
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 26 December 2013

This, the largest spring in France, and one of the largest in the world, is breath-taking. There is evidence that prehistoric men and women lived in the hills around the water. People with roots in this land still make a pilgrimage to "la source" (the spring) each new year; no one is sure where the custom comes from -- it's certainly pre-Christian. The clarity of the water, its color, its movement, the swirling plants moving in the water -- it's hypnotic.

Visited October 2013
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Cumming, Georgia
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“Fabulous food--great hosts”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Lots of locals in a casual environment. Terrific taste of Provence. We loved the local, fresh food creatively prepared--go for the daily special.

Visited October 2013
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Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
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“Quite something to see”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Take comfortable shoes and if its hot, take some water. It's a short walk but not flat. Not accessible by wheelchairs. It's very beautiful even when the water level is low. Gorgeous photos and the village is also very typical.

Visited October 2013
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“Charming setting”
Reviewed 13 October 2013

The clear waters and beautiful mountains make this place something very special.
The green color waters in overwhelming torrents leaving the mountain give a poetic aspect and the unique opportunity to watch the birth of a river.
Absolutely unmissable!

Visited September 2013
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