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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 85 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

This is the perfect place to stay if you love the old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle sur la Sorgue's famous antique shops. L'isle sur la Sorgue is situated within easy reach of all the major attractions this wonderful region has to offer. Locally you will find swimming, kayaking, tennis, golf, mountain- and roadbiking and of course Petanque!

Our luxury apartment offers all modern facilities and has been completely renovated in spring 2011. Original ancient floor in the living room and charming layout in 2 different levels gives a great spacial impression with the open kitchen and cosy living room. Fully equipped kitchen with high quality appliances. New bathroom with limestone from Luberon, floor heating and a big walk-in shower. Air-condition, iPOD player and satellite television (ASTRA 19,2).

The apartment is located on the 1st floor of an old town house with a balcony overlooking the petite square and pedestrian area.

30+ restaurants and bars are just around the corners, or if you just want to relax at home, enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony, and you will feel part of the town in your own living room.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mediterranean coast 85 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Avignon: 20km. Marseille (Marignane) 60 km, Nearest railway: L'Isle sur la Sorgue 300 m
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Tastefully renovated in 2011 with high quality materials. Fully equipped kitchen with oven, induction cooker, microwave etc.

Ancient floors and ceiling. AIR-CONDITION. Spacious 49m2.

Further details outdoors

The famous L'Isle sur la Sorgue market starts right at your door step on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

Further details

English-speaking representative on hand to answer any questions.

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Bike and car rental can be organized on request

The Provence region

Located in the heart of the Vaucluse, surrounded by the Luberon/Alpilles yet only 20 kilometres from Avignon, 45mins from Aix-en-Provence, and 1h from Marseille. From here you can enjoy every delight both culturally and rurally that Provence has to offer including hilltop villages, dramatic coastlines, bustling cities, tranquil lavender fields and vineyards.

In July the nearby (20min) Avignon turns into one big theater festival with hundreds of plays to watch

Marseille with it's lovely old harbour is just one hour away and is famous for it's Boullabaisse (fish soup).

15 minutes away you will find one of the great mysteries of nature, Fountaine de Vaucluse. For most of the year all you can see is a deep blue pool of water at the bottom of towering cliffs. But during spring or very heavy rainfall it lives up to its name, with water gushing out at 200m3 (52,000 gallons) every second - this is one of the largest springs in the world.

In the 50s, Jacques Yves Cousteau came with a submersible to explore the depths but did not find the bottom. Since then a probe has made it to a sandy bed at a depth of 308 metres (1010 ft) but the spring itself comes from somewhere even deeper. It is said that all the rainwater from the Luberon and other surrounding mountains comes out of this one source, making a catchment area of 1100 square km (425 sq. miles).

The Grottes de Thouzon Caves, 1.5 km northwest of Thor, were discovered in 1904, and are in excellent condition. A feature of the caves are beautiful golden fistulous stalactites. A nice break when the temperature climbs above 35C in the summer.

Every Sunday: Vide Grenier/Brocante (flee markets) in nearby villages.

Sporting events: Tour de France, Football, Rugby tournaments.

Festivals from June-August with the choice of daily events taking place throughout the region.

Feu d'artifice (fireworks) in Monteux in mid August

Randonee at Mont Ventoux or in the Luberon valley.

A paradise for road and mountain biking.

Windsurfing, waves (1h30) and flat water (1h) when the Mistral blows.

Scuba diving (1h) both nature and wrecks.

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

L'Isle sur la Sorgue is one of those places in Provence that one has to see. This "island city" lies at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau in the plains of Comtat Venaissin.

Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for its graceful waterways, and antique markets, which give this chic town its character and atmosphere. The 'isle' was created when the River Sorgue was split into canals ploughed by water wheels powering its paper and silk mills in the 18th century.

On a Sunday morning, the quays, main streets and narrow side streets are swamped with antique and brocante stalls, as well as the heady olfactory sensations of traditional Provencal ware, changing as you move through the market.

The town, despite its size (around 17 000 inhabitants) has the biggest collection of antique dealers outside Paris, and art galleries too, reminding us of the area's Impressionist roots (there is even a 'sculpture' of a discarded ear thrown into the river!)

The town is a good size and has a healthy selection of restaurants, cafés and shops, but is small enough that you can quickly become intimate with it. There are two markets a week, so when the famous Sunday meeting gets crowded in July and August, you can choose to pick and squeeze the ingredients for your gourmet creations on a Thursday instead. The town has a thriving local community, so doesn't 'die' in the winter like many of the more 'chocolate box' tourist attractions, and there is a sense of grittiness or realism about the town, which quickly makes you feel like you are not 'just a tourist'.

Golf at the Provence Country Club

Kayaking down the river Sorgue with Kayak Verte starting at Fontaine de Vaucluse

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17 Nov 2013

5/5

"Wonderful apartment in the heart of Provence"

We had a fantastic stay at this apartment in Isle sur la Sorgue. The apartment is very well located and has everything you could need. The town is lovely and really bustles on market days which we loved! It was an ideal location to use as a base for exploring Provence. Car parking was off site but very easy to find (approx 200m from the apartment) and was very safe. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and booking through the holiday lettings website was very easy. We would recommend this apartment and town to anyone and would love to return ourselves one day.

1 May 2012

5/5

"Can't wait to return perfect !!!"

Hosts eva and Niels excellent and the apt Above shop was even better than we hoped for a great base for car or bus travel around Provence the town has
Many great places to visit and eat. The apt has a balcony for drinks above a little square and the atmosphere was very French. We loved it !!! Graeme from Vic Australia

2 Nov 2011

5/5

"There are not enough superlatives to describe how wonderful my stay here was!"

The property owners went above and beyond their duty to provide help in directions to their property and settling in.First impressions were exactly as the website......beautifully furnished and appointed with everything to make for a wonderful stay. The balcony overlooked the old part of one of the town streets and provided a glimpse of French life as it really is.The town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue is ideal for travellers without transport as there is a train station within 10 minutes walk,a bus service to other nearby picturesque towns and a bike hire business within walking distance.The village is very pictureque with canals and waterwheels and a "treat for the camera -happy " around each corner.

20 Sep 2011

5/5

"Charming renovated apartment in fabulous central village location"

My husband and I spent two weeks in this fabulous central location in the delightful village of L'isle sur la sorgue. The apartment had been renovated just prior to our arrrival and it was most tasteful with an overall theme of grey and white. The kitchen amenities were excellent with electric oven, cooktop and microwave. Laundry facilities were terrific with an automatic washing machine, drying rack, ironing board & iron. The bathroom featured a beautiful roomy shower with heated towel rail. The apartment itself was most comfortable with roomy couches, satellite television and I-Pod docking station. Wi-fi access was provided gratis which was marvellous for planning excursions. A special feature was the small balcony off the living area at first floor level where breakfast was a delightful experience watching the village awaken each day. A daily ritual was buying freshly baked bread at the local boulangerie. We chose to eat out each evening at one of the many beautiful open-air restaurants. The village itself provides wonderful access to many other delightful villages and towns in Provence by either car, train and local bus.

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      Calendar last updated:28 Jun 2015

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