Tourism in Isle sur la Sorgue in Provence
IIsle sur la Sorgue owes its nickname, the Provençal Venice, to the many canals that cross the town.
Château La Roque, near Isle sur la Sorgue
The visit of Isle sur la Sorgue is a must during your stay at Château La Roque. At Easter or in August stay at Château La Roque, 8 km from l’Isle sur la Sorgue and go to the International Fair of Arts and Antiquities for a whole weekend. More than 500 antique dealers are waiting for you. You will undoubtedly find the object of your dreams.
Isle sur la Sorgue and the antique dealers
A visit to Isle sur la Sorgue is a must. Built in the 11th century on piles, it is set right on the water and crossed everywhere by the canals. The sun plays on the green and blue of the water and the cascades, the majestic waterwheels pretend to be working and the ducks swim lazily along. Stroll through the town and admire its superb historical heritage, the magnificent mansions, the art galleries, the 300 antique and second-hand good shops (2nd biggest antique center after Paris). Beauty, suite simply, as lauded by the poet René Char, a native of the town.
What to visit at Isle sur la Sorgue?
The Notre Dame des Anges collegiate church with its baroque interior is exceptional, as well as the old Hospital’s pharmacy and its collection of faïences from Moustiers
The Hotel Donadeï de Campredon museum and art gallery, the René Char House
The 6 antique dealers villages scattered around the town group together 300 stalls and boutiques and twice that number during the antique fairs at Easter and in August.
What to do at Isle sur la Sorgue?
Golf Provence Country Club: 18-hole golf course in the hills with beautiful views of the Luberon mountain range. A great day out guaranteed. Barand restaurant with terraces overlooking the fairway and greens. – Golf Provence Country Club 1141 Route de Fontaine de Vaucluse, 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - Tél : 33 (0)4 90 20 20 65 - http://www.provencecountryclub.fr
Cycling: Set off with the family or friendsalong the Sorgue river or head even further into the Luberon. A large choice ofbicycles (including electrically assisted ones) can be rented – Luberon Biking – 90 Chemin du stade 84740 Velleron – Tel: +33 (0)490 90 14 62 – http://luberon-biking.fr/- Choose a marked trail or plan your owncircuit: www.provence-a-velo.fr
Fishing: The shade, the trout, the exceptionally pure waters.Le Sorguett, all the equipment and advice you need for fly-fishing – Route de Caumont, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue – Tel: 33 (0)4 90 38 23 02 -http://www.sorguett.com
Our favorite tables at Isle sur Sorgue?
Le Jardin du Quai: One sole menu with fresh market products, a flavorful cuisine that you can savor in the shade oft he garden – a truly pleasueable moment –Le Jardin du Quai – 91 Avenue Julien Guigue, 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue -Tél: 33 (0)4 90 20 14 98 – www.jardin-du-quai.com
Restaurant Le Vivier: Gourmet restaurant with a Michelin star – you will discover a subtle cuisine, artistically arranged plates, an excellent winelist, a friendly welcome – and a bucolic terrace by the Sorgue. Restaurant Le Vivier – 800 Cours Fernande Peyre, 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue- Tel: 33 (0)4 90 38 52 80 – www.levivier-restaurant.com