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Just 20 kilometers from Avignon, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a delightful riverside village. This enchanting city, nicknamed the "Comtadine Venice," leaves a lasting impression on all who visit. Renowned for its antiques, it is a paradise for bargain hunters and, thanks to its vibrant markets, also a haven for food lovers.

What makes this town special?

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is uniquely identified by the Sorgue River, which flows through the town. Popular activities in the area include canoeing and swimming in the river, providing a refreshing way to cool off on hot summer days. Often referred to as "La Venise Comtadine," the town is brimming with restaurants, cafes, art, and decoration shops. Take your time to stroll through the town center, where you can admire the mansions and the historic paddle wheels installed during the industrial revolution in the 19th century. Another must-see is the Notre-Dame-des-Anges collegiate church, the most decorated church in Vaucluse.

Renowned as a major hub for antiques, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the third largest European center for the antiques trade after London and Paris. The town comes alive with flea markets and is home to numerous antique and second-hand dealers who have established "antique dealer villages" — a true paradise for walkers and bargain hunters. Key dates to remember for antique enthusiasts include Easter, Pentecost, August 15, and All Saints' Day, when the city is filled with enthusiasts from around the world. The Sunday morning market is among the liveliest and most colorful in the region, offering a friendly and vibrant shopping experience. If you're visiting on the first Sunday of August, don't miss the unique floating market, where producers sell local products from flat-bottomed boats, lending the town a touch of Asian flair.

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Where to stay in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

For the best stay in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, choose between the vibrant town center or the serene outskirts. In the heart of town, you'll find historic townhouses and riverside apartments close to antique shops, markets, and cafes. Alternatively, the outskirts offer tranquil retreats in luxurious villas with stunning countryside views, perfect for a peaceful escape.

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Getting to L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

The closest major airport is Marseille Provence Airport, approximately an hour's drive away, offering both international and domestic flights. For those who prefer rail travel, the Avignon TGV station is the nearest, with frequent high-speed trains connecting to Paris and other major cities. From Avignon, a short drive or local train ride will bring you to the heart of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. If you choose to drive, consider taking the scenic route through the picturesque landscapes of the Vaucluse - you will not regret it. 

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Useful information about L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, often referred to as the "Venice of Provence," is a picturesque village in the southeastern region of France, specifically in the Vaucluse department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Known for its canals, antique shops, and vibrant markets, this charming village attracts visitors with its unique blend of natural beauty, history, and culture. Here are some key points of interest and useful information about L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue:

Historical and cultural highlights

1. Canals and Waterwheels:
- The village is built around the Sorgue River, and its numerous canals give it a unique charm.
- Historic waterwheels, some still functioning, can be seen throughout the village, reflecting its industrial past.

2. Antique Shops and Markets:
- L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is famous for its antique shops and markets, making it a haven for collectors and enthusiasts.
- The Sunday market is particularly renowned, offering antiques, food, and local products.

3. Church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges:
- This 13th-century collegiate church is a key historical landmark, known for its stunning Baroque interior and impressive organ.

4. Museums:
- Musée du Jouet et de la Poupée Ancienne: A museum dedicated to old toys and dolls.
- Campredon art & image: art centre hosting contemporary art and visual arts exhibitions in a historic mansion.
- Villa Datris: The Villa Datris Foundation is dedicated to contemporary sculpture. It organises themed exhibitions every year and welcomes a number of renowned French and international contemporary sculptors.
- La Filaventure: sensory museum and shop of the Brun de Vian Tiran fabric factory.

Natural attractions

1. Fontaine-de-Vaucluse:
- A nearby village with the largest spring in Europe, offering scenic views and opportunities for hiking.

2. Parc Naturel Régional du Luberon:
- A natural park offering diverse landscapes, hiking trails, and picturesque villages.

Activities and Experiences

1. Kayaking and Canoeing:
- The clear waters of the Sorgue River are perfect for kayaking and canoeing.

2. Cycling and Hiking:
- The surrounding countryside offers numerous trails for cyclists and hikers, providing beautiful views of Provence.

3. Culinary Delights:
- The village has numerous cafes and restaurants where visitors can enjoy Provençal cuisine.
- Local specialties include tapenade, truffles, and various cheeses.

Practical Information

1. Transport:
- The village is accessible by train, with a station that connects to major cities like Avignon.
- Car rentals and local buses are available for exploring the surrounding region.

2. Best Time to Visit:
- Spring (April to June) and autumn (September to October) are ideal for pleasant weather and fewer crowds.
- The village hosts several festivals and events, such as the International Antiques Fair, which takes place twice a year (Easter weekend and mid-August).

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination in Provence.

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