Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
A perfect place to stay if you love old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's famous antique shops. Located in the centre of the old town, but in a quiet street, you are only a one minute walk from the town's 60+ restaurants, cafés, and shops. A charming and comfortable old town apartment for your visit to L'Isle sur la Sorgue
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is small in size but has everything you need.
The bed is a queen 160cm x 200cm.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking - The apartment is situated in the historic centre-ville of L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, so doesn't have its own designated parking, however, there are lots of car parks all around the town. To unload your car, and park for a while, you can pull up in front of the apartment, just at the door, however the entrance to the street is tight (the turning from rue Michelet to rue Ledru-rollin) - OK for small cars only or just stop at the intersection long enough to unload. After that, there are many car parks within a few minutes walk - everything is very close. The only days which can be difficult are Thursday and Sunday mornings when the markets are on (these are finished by around 2pm when you can take cars into the centre again). The car parks are all free apart from the one by the 'Spar' (it is owned by the supermarket, not the town).
This property has recently changed ownership, here are comments from two of the previous owner's guests:
“Terrific place for a base in Provence”
We had a great week staying in this cozy apartment. Centrally located, very convenient, easy to find parking nearby. We lived like locals and enjoyed being in the heart of the town, with all the shops, markets, and restaurants. Very convenient for day trips to all the other towns around Provence. The apartment is on a very quiet side street which has very little foot traffic and virtually no cars. The bathroom and kitchen are remodeled with nice tile work. It is nicely decorated and furnished making it very practical and enjoyable.
“Great situation in a wonderful French town”
Do not be put off by the front door, a great little apartment, well equipped and we worked out you could go to 4 different boulangeries within a 3 minute walk for your morning croissant and they were all good. Too many restaurants to choose from all with waterside tables.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
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 fare, 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 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; you will quickly feel like you are not 'just a tourist'.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Cafe de France - at the end of the street
Kayaking down the Sorgue
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Antique Fairs and shops - the largest number of antiques for sale outside Paris!
Golf de Provence - 5 minutes by car
Passerelle des Cimes forest centre
Endless walking and Cycling
Melon, cherry, festivals etc.