L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a small town who developed itself next to the Sorgue river over centuries. The name of this town makes more sens when you discover the place (L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue means the island on the Sorgue river) because the town is literally surrounded by water, that why its nickname is « The Venice of Provence ».
The atmosphere is full of romance; the watermills which started to turn during the thirteenth century to supply the first sheet factories are still here, and some of them are still running on the river. People are very gourmand in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, we can find many traditional confectioneries from Provence, the traditional markets are full of fruits and vegetables which come from the lands around, in the restaurants they cook freshly caught fish.
Nowadays, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the European capital of the antique dealers, in the picturesque streets and the river's bank we can see the traders and their old items, many artists and artisans decided to work there as well; it's all of this alchemy that gives this town its unique poetry.