The Legend of St Véran

Il était une fois – once upon a time – Fontaine-de-Vaucluse was plagued by a vile half-dragon, half-serpent called the Couloubre. Enter St Véran, who slayed the beast and saved the town. A statue outside the village's 11th-century Romanesque church, Église St-Véran, commemorates the slaying. Follow the legend up the cliff to the 13th-century ruins of a castle built to protect the saint’s tomb – views are as incredible as the tale.