A city with such a complex name (which is then impossible to remember) is located in the Provence – Alpes – Cote d’Azur region. This visit was not specifically planned – just as part of a road trip to these places, the town was caught by local guides. And how it exceeded our expectations!
If you literally translate its name, you get “an island in Sorgue”, and once there, you understand why it has such a name. The city is located on the river of the same name and is dotted with channels.
In ancient times, this geographical position predetermined the economic conditions for its development: numerous water mills have become its hallmark. To this day, many of the remaining mills can be seen along the river in the old town.
In addition to the mills, this small town has several museums and galleries, as well as old cafes. In general, there are many opportunities for a cultural program here, despite the modest size of the town.
But the main direction of the development of this city in the present time (in addition to tourism) is the sale of antiques. Here you can find rare examples of vintage items: furniture, jewelry, paintings, household items and everything that might interest antiques lovers. In addition to many individual shops, this city has a regular antique market and themed festivals. In general, if you need to buy a vintage armchair – now it’s clear where you can look 🙂 And a private excursion with a local guide looks like a good idea in this city.
And, of course, the proximity of the famous lavender fields makes L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue a pleasant bonus on the itinerary of Provence.
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