L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is without a doubt one of the sweetest towns I have ever visited. It’s an idyllic small community that is surrounded by the Sorgue River.
The Sorgue has 14 remaining water wheels making use of the power of running water. These wheels were originally used to power mills; first corn then wool and silk mills. The moss-covered paddles pushing the babbling water, add real charm to the riverside.
Sunday is market day in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Shoppers can find vegetables and other food items.
Prepared foods abound, like this enormous copper pan filled to the brim with paella.
This market usually has a nice assortment of brocante for shoppers seeking treasures. Arrive early, by 8:00 as vendors start to pack up by noon.
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is an antique town and shops are open on Sundays. A little known fact; walk down the alleys past the antique stores and you will find many of the back-doors of the establishments open creating a maze of tiny booths and tables of goodies. If you are an antique lover, this comes highly recommended.
I found several sets of linens here that are absolute treasures.
I am still wondering what is behind this charming open window covered with ivy in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue…
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