Partage des Eaux


A country lane runs riverside from the old town 2km east towards the serene partage des eaux, where the Sorgue splits into the channels that surround the town. It's a perfect spot for idling on grassy banks, skipping stones and watching birds. Waterside cafes sell ice cream.

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