- Local Knowledge
- Areas of Interest
- Weekly Markets
- Bakeries/Bread Shops
- Grocery Stores
About L’Isle sur la Sorgue
The town began life as a little fishing village and gained its name due to the fact that the town is quite literally on its own little island in the middle of the River Sorgue. The waters were used for fishing, irrigating crops, washing clothes, and washing ash (known as buagdo).
L’Isle sur la Sorgue Restaurants
Please note that most restaurants in Provence do not open until 7:30 in the evening. Reservations are needed in the high season, especially for groups.
You will find a plethora of dining options in this bustling village.
A list of restaurants can be found here:
L’Isle sur la Sorgue Wineries
Most wineries are closed on Sundays and during lunch hours.
Le vieux Télégraphe in Bedarrides (10 minutes from L’Isle sur la Sorgue)
Château la Nerthe in Châteauneuf-du-Pape (15 minutes from L’Isle sur la Sorgue)
Cuvé du Vatican / Château Sixtine in Châteauneuf du Pape (15 minutes from L’Isle sur la Sorgue)
What to do in L’Isle sur la Sorgue
Sunday Antique Market
Not far is the village of Fontaine de Vaucluse - the source of the Sorgue river and a lovely little village with restaurants.
L’Isle sur la Sorgue Weekly Markets
Thursday morning from 8:00am - 12pm all year round near the church in the Place Rose Goudard.
This market is smaller than the famous Sunday market, but still a very pretty Provencal market and better than most markets in the surrounding smaller villages.
Famous antique market: Sunday morning from 8:00am - 1:00pm all year round, located in the city center.
Bakeries and Bread Shops in L’Isle sur la Sorgue
Leyris: 5 Rue Carnot
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 6:30am to 1:00pm and from 3:00pm to 7:30pm.
La Boulangerie de Sophie
21 Ave Quatre Otages
Open Wednesday to Monday from 6:30am to 7:30pm.
37 Cours René Char
5 Av Des 4 Otages
37 Cours René Char
L’Isle sur la Sorgue Grocery Stores
Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Mondays, or have limited hours on Sunday mornings.
Super U is open daily from 8:30am to 7:30pm and Sunday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.
Intermarche is open daily from 8:30am to 7:30pm and Sunday from 8:30am - 12:30pm.