About Us

Fontaine de Vaucluse was inspired by a small village in Provence, our favourite place in the world. In the town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, every Sunday since 1596, a market pops-up, famous around the world for it’s fabulous antiques. This is a place where you can browse unique gifts, peruse all manner of antiques, and find delightful homewares & utensils, all whilst strolling cobblestone alleys that meander around the River Sorgue.

In 1802, Sir Henry Browne Hayes, a former English convict, acquired a small, charming cottage and accompanying land not long after he arrived Australia. An avid admirer of the 14th-century poet Petrarch, and inspired by Petrarch's poem about Fontaine de Vaucluse near L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Sir Hayes decided to name his cottage ‘Vaucluse House’. This is how the suburb of Vaucluse acquired it’s timeless name.

Energetic and inspired after a trip to Provence, we decided to use our collective experience to bring a unique homeware and gift shopping experience to the suburb of Vaucluse. At Fontaine de Vaucluse, you will find a treasure trove of hand-crafted wooden boards, homewares, kitchen utensils and gift ideas. Everything in store is hand-selected and of the finest quality.