Copyright Images – Alain Hocquel – Vaucluse – Provence
Birthplace of poet René Char, L’ Isle sur la Sorgue is a little paradise of greenery and flowing water, for several branches of the Sorgue river flow through the town, and used to drive many water wheels which are still turning. In the historical city centre, winding streets and canals intersect. Stairs go down to the old washing wells, and docks border the river. Originally a village of fishermen, up until the 19th century, the town of L’ Isle sur la Sorgue has now forged a strong reputation among art lovers and collectors. There are over 300 permanent antique dealers and second hand specialists who work year-round in L’Isle sur la Sorgue.