Isle sur la Sorgue

Situated in the department of Vaucluse (84), on the plains of « Comtat Venaissin », this former city of Fishermen nicknamed « Venise comtadine », born from the waters of the Sorgue has now become a tourist high place in Provence thanks to the charm of its canals and has acquired an international notoriety with its trade of antiquities.

Wheel at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Wheel at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

The paddle wheels that once functioned for craftsmanship still subsist and give its picturesque side to the city and its canals.

“Partage des deux eaux” at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
“Partage des deux eaux” at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

The city also has a rich architectural heritage, such as the wheat loft which houses the Tourist Office (in the city center), the hospital with its vestibule, its chapel, its pharmacy and its garden decorated with a splendid fountain , And, among other private hotels, the hotel « Donadeï de Campredon » which houses the Maison René-Char.

Touristic places :

  • The Collegiate Church of Our Lady of the Angels, one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Provence.
  • The division of waters: Places or the Sorgue divides into two and forms a large body of water.
  • The chapel Saint-Andéol of Velorgues, XIe / XIIe century, entirely Romanesque.
  • Museum of the doll and the old toy, Museum of the school of old and House René Char.
Maison René Char in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Animations :

  • Festival of Sorgue in July
  • Nautical corso at the end of July
  • Market on the Sorgue the first Sunday of August
  • Horse races in August
  • Flea markets (Easter and August)

Site of l’Isle sur la Sorgue:

Center of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Center of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue