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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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|
|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.
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 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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16 Sep 2014
"The perfect place for a holiday."
The apartment was excellent. Perfect location, great amenities and very comfortable to stay in. Beautifully decorated also. The location made everything easy. We tried the restaurants but if you like … More
3 Sep 2014
"Sfeervol en goed geoutilleerd appartement op een leuke lokatie in het centrum van de stad!"
Uitstekend appartement en een vriendelijke ontvangst. Van alle gemakken voorzien en een prima uitvalsbasis voor tochtjes in de omgeving.… More
21 Jul 2014
"Beautiful apartment, perfectly positioned for exploring the best of Provence."
Really lovely helpful and knowledgable hosts, unobtrusive but available if needed. The apartment situation is excellent, right in the heart of the beautiful picturesque village. It is immaculately cle… More
17 Nov 2013
"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.
29 Oct 2013
"A nice clean unit in an interesting area"
A real problem in getting a REFUND of our " damage deposit " from PayPal ; stay away from PayPal. No support or help , after three weeks of problems, we had to open another a/c ,… More
6 Oct 2013
We loved our two weeks in this beautiful second-floor apartment in October 2012. The owners could not have been nicer or more helpful, and the apartment was absolutely perfect for us. We would retur… More
1 Aug 2013
"A wonderful place to enjoy the village of L'Isle sur la Sorgue."
From the welcome package at check-in to the friendly advice and restaurant recommendations during our stay, we loved this apartment. The a/c worked well during the heat of July as did all of the appl… More
3 Jul 2013
"Ideal Village Location"
Our first trip to France, a month total. We found the Nordlys apartment exactly as the web site. If you want to be right in town this is the perfect location. You can see a wine shop, cheese shop and … More
5 Jun 2013
"Great apartment in a great position"
We stayed in Apartment 1 for the second time. Nordlys is in a great location in the heart of the old town, close to shops and cafes/restaurants. It is a wonderfully appointed apartment It was easy… More
29 May 2013
"Lovely apartment - but so noisy"
This is very nicely appointed small apartment right in the heart of the town. The location is great except for night time noise, apart from partying youngsters into the small hours one night, we had t… More
We are very sorry about the noise from the neighbors during your stay. It is not normal and we have also talked to them about it. Since then it has been much calmer.
The noise from the garbage men is unfortunately the price for being right in the center, but fortunately it only last for some minutes.
As to the weekly market noise (Sunday), then people come from all over the world to experience it, and you wake up right in the middle of it ...
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