Isle sur la Sorgue welcomes you to its charming streets, around its Collegiate Church and its banks of the Sorgue where it is pleasant to stroll.
Isle sur la Sorgue, the Venice of Provence
The charms of Comtadine Venice Springing from the nearby Fontaine-de-Vaucluse chasm, the Sorgue with its cool emerald green waters meanders through Isle sur la Sorgue. The mossy paddle wheels, remnants of the textile industry that ensured the prosperity of the city, still line the canals, where you can also see traditional flat-bottomed boats (Nègo Chin) typical of the place, once used by fisherman. The capital of bargain hunters With 300 antique dealers grouped in various sites (such as Ile aux Brocantes or the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare), L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue attracts bargain hunters from all over the world in search of rare pieces or trinkets unpublished.
The famous markets of Provence
The big Fairs of Easter and August 15 (the latter is now shifted to autumn from 2021) bring together more than five hundred exhibitors and attract thousands of visitors who crowd along the quays and in the shops. A living cultural heritage: the markets of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue On Thursday and Sunday mornings, crowds flock to the streets of the city, the scene of a traditional market in Provencal colors: tasty early vegetables, cheeses and vintages from the region are among the products offered on the merchants’ stalls. On the first Sunday of August, part of the market « moves » on the water: fruits, vegetables, lavender and soaps are loaded onto Nègo Chin, these typical flat-bottomed fishing boats, and offered to buyers. by merchants in traditional costume. Do not miss !
Capital of antiques and flea markets
As you walk, you will quickly see why the village is so popular with artists. Between paddle wheels, works of street art and small designer boutiques, the town is an ideal place to let your mind wander and find inspiration. Capital of antiques and flea markets, L’Isle, very lively on Sundays and market days, is a popular destination for locals and residents passing through. Thanks to a preserved vernacular heritage and a high quality cultural program, the attractiveness of the town continues to grow over the years. https://islesurlasorguetourisme.com/decouvrir/terre-de-patrimoine/nos-villages/lisle-sur-la-sorgue