L’Isle sur la Sorgue, at 25 km from Avignon
Cutting through by the stream Sorgue, The Isle on the Sorgue is an island-village colored with green vegetation and water. It owes its name of “county Venice” to the numerous canals which cross the village through and are linked by small bridges. The paddles of the large wheels are covered with moss. The isle on the sorgue houses second-hand dealers and antique dealers, and many activities are available there:
• Sports : VTT, canoe, horse-riding, hiking, tennis, golf…
• Cultural activities : museums, art galleries, exhibits and festivals
• Leisure : swimming, fishing, hiking, miscellaneous festivities
• Its location in the heart of Provence enables you to discover
unforgettable sites like Avignon, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Gordes,
Roussillon, the Baux of Provence and the Luberon.
Ideas for outings & tours around l’Isle sur La Sorgue …
- As is the custom in Provence and in the Comtat Venaissin, Christmas crèches are displayed in the churches to celebrate the Nativity
>> More info about Crèches in the Churches in Avignon
- Saturday morning. The weekly Saturday market in Apt has taken place since the Middle Ages. It has been ranked as an "outstanding market", and the atmosphere, quality and range of the products sold
>> More info about Prize-winning weekly market
>> More info about Marché de Sauveterre
- The splendid parish nativity scene is on display for visitors to enjoy from December to February.
>> More info about Provençal nativity scene
- In the village of Pernes les Fontaines, village with 40 fountains, the market remains the hub of life, where people meet and talk.
>> More info about Weekly Market at Pernes-les-Fontaines
>> More info about Marché hebdomadaire de Grillon
FONTAINE DE VAUCLUSE
5,4 miles from the Isle on the Sorgue
Without any doubt the greatest feature of this small town is that it hides the source of the stream Sorgue which spurs out from the 274 yards high cliff. This natural fountain whose waters are green-emerald is ranked the first in France and the fifth in the world for its power. Also, the department’s name has been taken from that of the village.
THE BAUX DE PROVENCE
The Baux of Provence is a perched village which is known as “one of the most beautiful villages in France”. It possesses a rich heritage both historical and architectural. It hosts medieval fairs in May, July and August. Many craft shops and artists inhabit its narrow streets.
The natural and regional park of the Luberon spreads along 165,000 hectares, from Cavaillon to Villeneuve. The park belongs to the world network of biosphere reserves. It is a living land inhabited by 150,000 people and 69 communities.
In front of the Luberon at the bottom of the Mounts of Vaucluse, this charming village with colored facades overhangs the well-known cliffs. Following pedestrian itineraries is delightful and safe.
This charming village with houses made of dry stone is perched upon the mounts of the vaucluse and faces the Luberon. It has been known as “the most beautiful village in France” for many years. To be seen : the panorama of the valley and the mount Luberon, the fortified castle built during the eleventh century, Senanque’s cistercian abbey, and of course the village of “Bories” : these mysterious round houses made of dry stone.
Capital of the Vaucluse, Avignon is built with many monuments ranked among the heritage of the Unesco (the Papal Palace, its famous bridge…). Also during the summer, Avignon hosts the reknown drama fair (three weeks in July).