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A Morning’s Walk – from Lagnes to the source of the Sorgue

As I mentioned in my last couple of blogs we’ve really enjoyed exploring the area on foot this Winter and in turn, it has meant we’ve had a very happy dog!

We have managed to discover some new walks, but have also enjoyed treading well-worn paths, like this one that runs from the pretty village of Lagnes across the ridge to the source of the Sorgue river in Fontaine de Vaucluse.

Continue reading here for Julie’s details on this 9km hiking route (return) with time to stop for lunch or a coffee in Fontaine de Vaucluse. The walk is easy enough, perfect for a bit of exercise and a good run for your dog.

More Hiking in Provence

Hiking the Gorges de Régalon in Provence: Les Gorges de Régalon is located between Cavaillon and Mérindol, in the Vaucluse. The circuit is only 9km and certainly offers a bit of everything. The walk starts at the easily accessible parking, which is free in the off-season. The first stretch is a walk along a creek bed and then past a small olive tree grove. Immediately after the olives, the trail heads straight into the gorge. The direct path is evident as the canyon walls close in, and there is little choice but to scramble along the rocks and follow the narrow corridor. This is not a hike for those with claustrophobia and unequivocally not on a wet day

A Colourful Circular Winter Walk In Provence: We do though have favourites and one of these is the wonderful circular route that takes you from a hamlet near Le Pont Julien, up an ochre trail into Roussillon then back round past the Conservatoire Des Ochres and through the vineyards of the wonderful La Coquillade Hotel. For me, this walk has everything – quiet paths, beautiful colours, ever-changing views and of course the chance to stop (half-way) for a nice coffee in the beautiful, colourful village of Roussillon.

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Julie Whitmarsh

Julie Whitmarsh

Julie and her husband Andy started visiting the Vaucluse area 25 years ago & over the years have increased the amount of time they spend there with their growing family. She has a deep affection for the area, finding it is a great place to visit, where the whole family can relax and enjoy time together.

She longs for the day when she can ‘up-sticks’ from her home on Dartmoor & relocate to the Luberon and spend her days cycling, walking, visiting markets & brocante fairs and of course enjoying the local food and drink.

Her blog VaucluseDreamer gives her a space to highlight some of her favourite things about the area from places to visit to particular activities that she and her family all enjoy.

She hopes one day it will be a place where she can share the process of renovating a house in France, but at the moment that will have to wait.

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