The best way to experience the “Little Venice” of Provence is with a walk along the many canals. The mossy paddle-wheels are reminiscent of times when over 70 mills were powered by the Sorgue River thanks to the flourishing grain, oil and paper production, and the later tanneries and spinning mills.
The charming Old Town in the center of which is the Notre-Dame-des-Anges Church is perfect for leisurely strolls through the streets. Enjoy culinary specialties and local treats in the numerous restaurants, cafes and bars.
Today L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is also known for its antique shopping. In the old warehouses around the station you will find countless antiques and secondhand shops. Twice a year, at Easter and in mid-August, the large antiques and flea markets are second only to Paris.
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is an attractive place to be and is the perfect starting point for exploring the close by well-known areas of Provence. Famous places like Avignon, Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste, Ménerbes, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and many more are only short distance away. Even the Mediterranean Sea, for example Prado-Plage in Marseille or Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, are only about an hour away.