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Le Vaucluse

We nexted headed south toward the Luberon. We prebooked a place in L'Isle sur la Sorgue. It claims to be the Venice of Provence, with loads of canals running through town. It was a charming town, but not quite Venice. Our trouble finding accomodation led us to prebook, or we likely would have stopped in Fontaine de Vauclause, the sight of the Source (of the Vaucluse), one of the most powerful natural springs in the world. This was a lovely town, although it does attract tourist crowds.

The weather was spotty, with showers off and on, and much cooler temperatures. Apparently we only took the camera out when it was clear!

Gordes is popular with film directors and media personalities. It was full of expensive shops, restaurants and tourists. We spotted our only unfriendly bike tourists coming out of town, another couple on a tandem who didn't even wave. We later spotted a van from Butterfield and Robinson, the folks who run very pricey, very ritzy bike tours.

Fontaine de Vauclause