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L'Isle sur la Sorgue

What you need to know about L’Isle sur la Sorgue

A stroll through L’Isle sur la Sorgue will take you alongside canals, across waterways, near the occasional waterwheel and by many boutiques and antique shops. The famed Sunday antique market should not be missed. After the market, enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of several outdoor dining options, many waterside.

Bakeries / Bread Shops

Weekly Market

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.

Sunday morning from 8:00am - 1:00pm all year round, located in the city center.
This lively market has the reputation for being the most substantial and beautiful market in Provence with a variety of fresh foods, clothes, antiques and more. There are many antique shops in town which will be open as well as antiques vendors in the market. Leave time for lunch and a stroll through the antiques shops. The Sunday market is a great place to go the morning after your Saturday arrival!


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.

There are several small restaurants and cafes in Bonnieux. Listed are some of the most popular.


Note that many grocery stores are closed Sundays and Monday, 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.


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)

Areas of Interest

Sunday Antique Market

Fontaine de Vaucluse - the source of the Sorgue river and a lovely little village with restaurants.

Villas for rent near L'Isle sur la Sorgue


Vacation Rentals at La Pastorale

La Pastorale

€14750-22750 / week.

Situated in the lush countryside of the magnificent canal-town of L’Isle sur Sorgue, La Pastorale is a refurbished (in 2022) eig...

  • Sleeps 16
  • Bedrooms 8
  • Baths 8
Vacation Rentals at Bastide des Papes

Bastide des Papes

€12100-20100 / week.

This historical French Bastide exudes all the glamour and comfort you can imagine. Enjoy the walks in the park, an especially larg...

  • Sleeps 15
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at Mas de Velorgues

Mas de Velorgues

€10150-17900 / week.

Mas de Velorgues is a large farm which has just been fully renovated to the highest standards. This is an ideal location for a lar...

  • Sleeps 20
  • Bedrooms 9
  • Baths 9
Vacation Rentals at Mas de la Lauriere

Mas de la Lauriere

€6350-11100 / week.

Authentic Provencal farm house decorated with comfort and sophistication in mind. Lovely linens and fabrics, and very tasteful de...

  • Sleeps 13
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at Mas de la Galifette

Mas de la Galifette

€6500-9950 / week.

Classic decoration and welcoming open spaces indoors and out create a most fantastic Provence holiday for guests.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 6
Vacation Rentals at Mas des Pommiers

Mas des Pommiers

€4100-7975 / week.

Located at the foot of the Luberon Mountains, between the beautiful villages of l'Isle sur la Sorgue and Gordes, Mas des Pommiers ...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Baths 4

Only Provence co-founder Lydia Dean writes about their experiences raising a family, building a business in Provence, and later combining the love of travel with giving back in "Jumping the Picket Fence”. In 2021, she published “Light Through the Cracks,” a continuation of her journey, much of which has been based in Provence. Both books are available Amazon,, and Amazon.Fr.