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L’Isle Sur La Sorgue

Picturesque canals define the unique town, also famous for the antique markets.

About the village

This compact medieval town is built on the islands of five branches of the Sorgue river, the river flows through, past, in and around the town. The famed Sunday antique market should not be missed. After the market, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of several outdoor dining options, many are by the waterside. Even if the many mills are no longer working, some of the waterwheels still turn.

The Market

Thursday and Sunday in the Town Centre and by the waterside.

The markets in L'isle sur la Sorgue are well known, on Thursday there is a smaller market but still a very pretty Provencal market. The big market in this town is on the Sunday. Located in the city center, this market is known as one of the most beautiful and varied in Provence.

There are all manners of produce sold from fresh foods, clothes, antiques and more. If you miss the markets then don’t worry, there are many antique shops in town which will be open all week. This is a perfect place to visit after a Saturday arrival.


Our top picks for food inL’Isle Sur La Sorgue:


Le Vivier
Style: French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly

La Prevote
Style: French, Mediterranean, European

La Maison de Celou
Style: French, Mediterranean, European


Restaurant UMAMI
Style: French, Vegetarian Friendly

Style: French, Mediterranean

Must See & Do!

Below we've made a shortlist of our favourite things to do in L’Isle Sur La Sorgue.

Antiques, Le Quai de la Gare
L'isle sur la sorgue is famous for its antique shops. Le Quai de la Gare is a group of 30 antique shops located in the courtyard of a 17th-century auberge.

Water Wheels
L'isle sur la sorgue has many ancient water wheels around the town that still work to this day. They make the ideal spot for a scenic photo, or a simple pause to enjoy their intricate details.

Visit Fontaine de Vaucluse
The source of the Sorgue river and a lovely little village with restaurants is only a short drive away and well worth visiting throughout the year.

Gourmand L’Isle
A lovely ice cream shop with a variety of flavours!