Randonnée à pied sources de la Venoge L'Isle 2019 © Raphaël Dupertuis
Randonnée à pied sources de la Venoge L'Isle 2019 © Raphaël Dupertuis
Randonnée à pied sources de la Venoge L'Isle 2019 © Raphaël Dupertuis
Source Raymond Gruaz

L'Isle - Sources de la Venoge

Not far from the Château de L'Isle are the springs of the Venoge. As a result of melting snow or rainy days, the flow can become impressive.

The Venoge, a river immortalized in 1954 by the famous Waldensian poet Jean Villars-Gilles, has its source in the upper part of the village of L'Isle. This walk begins at the Château de l'Isle park and continues through the village, then continues along the Venoge river, discovering the springs that supply it.
There are six of them, the famous sources of the Venoge. The two most important sources are Le Chauderon and Le Puits. A seventh spring is located a few metres east of the Chauderon. It feeds the Venogette, a tributary of the Venoge. The space between these two rivers formed an "island", which probably gave the name to the village of L'Isle.
The main source, Le Chauderon, is located at the bottom of the City district. It is a Vaucluse source. 700 m upstream is Le Puits, which is in fact an overflow of the Chauderon.
This source is only activated during heavy rains or snowmelt. For an undetermined period of time, perhaps Roman, a dam was built to direct water into canals on either side of the river, to irrigate fields or to bring water to an inhabited site.

  •  Practical information

Town
l'Isle
Distance
1.92 km
Duration
0h26
Difference in height
115 Metres
Difficulty
Easy

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