L'Isle Sur la Sorgue

L'Isle Sur la Sorgue

A stroll through L’Isle Sur la Sorgue will take you alongside canals, across waterways, near the occasional waterwheel and by many boutiques and antique shops.

The famed Sunday antique market should not be missed. After the market, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of several outdoor dining options, many waterside.


Sunday Antique Market

Fontaine de Vaucluse - the source of the Sorgue river and a lovely little village with restaurants.



Thursday mornings from 8:00am - 12pm all year round near the church in the Place Rose Goudard. This market is smaller than the famous Sunday market, but still a very pretty Provençal market and better than most markets in the surrounding smaller villages.

Sunday morning from 8:00am - 1:00pm all year round, located in the city center.
This lively market has the reputation for being the most substantial and beautiful market in Provence with a variety of fresh foods, clothes, antiques and more. There are many antique shops in town which will be open as well as antiques vendors in the market. Leave time for lunch and a stroll through the antiques shops. The Sunday market is a great place to go the morning after your Saturday arrival!

SUPERMARKET options include:

Super U is open daily from 8:30am to 7:30pm and Sunday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Intermarche is open daily from 8:30am to 7:30pm and Sunday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.

Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.


17 Place aux Vins

There are several great restaurants and cafes in L'Isle Sur la Sorgue and here are some of the most popular:

Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.


Le vieux Télégraphe in Bedarrides (10 minutes from L’Isle sur la Sorgue)

Château la Nerthe in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (15 minutes from L’Isle sur la Sorgue)

Cuvé du Vatican / Château Sixtine in Châteauneuf du Pape (15 minutes from L’Isle sur la Sorgue)

Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.