In the Sorgues area there is lots to do and see, all you need for a great stay! Outdoor activities, water sports, history, architecture and Provençal lifestyle. The essence of daily happiness that flows along with the river!
All the charm of the Venice of the Comtat
L’Isle sur la Sorgue is the pearl of the Sorgues area, it must be seen. The Sorgue river flows through town and sets the pace – the water wheels testify to past trades in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, for the city was once the thriving centre of wool and silk textiles. Still today, the great Brun de Vian Tiran manufacture pursues its ancestral weaving expertise. L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is also home to countless other treasures, for it is a thriving antiques and collectibles’ centre, full of shops and galleries proposing unusual finds.
Known as the Venice of the Comtat, L’Isle sur la Sorgue has been the favourite destination of antiques-lovers and art lovers for over 80 years. It abounds with cafés and great little restaurants along the banks of the Sorgue river. Relax and sit back, see the sparkling clean waters of the Sorgue, enjoy time – that is all part of the Isle sur la Sorgue experience.
CAPITAL OF THE FLEA
In an atmosphere punctuated by rivers across the city, many antique dealers, antique dealers, galleries and art museums place Isle sur la Sorgue at the forefront of the French platforms of the art and craft trade. Antiquity.
Fontaine de vaucluse
The mystery of the origins of a spring
Vaucluse is also home to the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse, a very special place. Fontaine de Vaucluse, for starters, gave County Vaucluse its name, which comes from ‘Vallis Clausa’, the closed valley, which became Vaucluse. A mysterious spring surges from deep beneath the ground in this closed valley.
It is the origin of the Sorgue river which irrigates a large swath of the county, and the start of the spring still today, has not been found. The spring has a total average flow of 630 million m3 per year, and is the biggest in all of Europe and one of the biggest in the world in terms of flow rate. Lots of spelunking here, water sports and hiking – all provide an off-the-beaten-path experience at Fontaine de Vaucluse. You can also keep your feet dry and explore the picturesque village itself, with its peaceful atmosphere, where many great artists and writers have lived and worked. One of the most famous, and one of the earliest: Francesco Petrarch.