Similar to my Côte d’Azur travel diaries, I’m going to walk through my days in Provence stop-by-stop. Some will be more of a travel guide while others, like this L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue travel diary, will be more of a photo diary.
L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue was a short stop on our way from Nice to Avignon and, had we known what a gorgeous, quintessentially French experience it was going to be, we would have allocated more time there. We actually pushed back a tour time we had in Avignon to try to squeeze in just a few more minutes strolling around the Provencal streets.
L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue Travel Diary
We happened to be driving through L’Isle-Sur-la-Sorgue on a Sunday, which is one of their big market days. We’d received a recommendation to go here specifically for the antiques market, which I’m not sure if we actually found, but we did find a massive building with vendors and several incredible storefronts filled with the most stunning modern furniture. When I think of France, I often only think of ornate French country decor, but there’s also so much maximalist, sculptural, striking modern design, too.
But perhaps the highlight was simply strolling around looking at the food, the homewares, the Provencal textiles, and everything that I associate with the South of France. It truly was one of the best days—ever? I said to Adam so many times throughout our time in Provence, this is exactly what I hoped it would be, and yet never expected it would actually be. I’m not someone who returns to international destinations twice typically, I’d rather go somewhere new. However, this is one place I will absolutely return.