The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue region of Vaucluse is fantastically picturesque, natural and quaint. The braided channel of the River Sorgue meanders through the beautifully wild Vaucluse Hills and along the lush, peaceful plains and onwards through the town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue itself. Anyone looking to enjoy a tranquil break in the rural side of Provence, far from the tourists of the Cote d’Azur, yet within easy reach of all that has made Provence a tourist destination of the highest quality should head directly to a self catering Isle-sur-la-Sorgue holiday rental.
The beautiful countryside of the Isle-sur-la-Sorgue region is a wonderful place to walk, ride horses and cycle. There are more routes through the country than you can imagine, taking you to idyllic spots beside the river, up into the Vaucluse Hills and around the woodlands of the Isle-sur-la-Sorgue plains.
The River Sorgue is an excellent fishing river too, and many hours can be spent happily sitting on the banks, rod in hand and with the sun on your face. The fishing quality is excellent, and you shall never want for local fly fishing knowledge should you ask! Permits are readily available to anyone staying in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue properties, which you can pick up at any local tabac. There are also some wonderful stretches of the river for kayaking and canoeing expeditions.
The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue region is known for its antique shopping. There are over 300 permanent antique dealers and shops in the area, and the bi-weekly markets (every Thursday and Sunday) offer a further chance to discover a fantastic bargain.
The town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue itself is a fascinating medieval town; highly compact and beautifully rural at the same time. The river runs straight through Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, adding to the rustic beauty and the rural feel provided by the large parks, lush meadows and ancient mills found throughout the town. The town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is also the antique capital of southern France.
The nearby village of Langes is a fantastically peaceful little village in the Vaucluse Hills. There is nowhere better to experience Provencial lifestyles than Langes, and for walkers, its position on some of the best walking trails in the Vaucluse Hills make it a perfect spot to stay.
The summer comes to a head during July and August, when temperatures routinely soar to between 35 and 42˚C during the middle of the day. Eating outside in the evenings is a wonderfully pleasant way to watch the sun setting over the hills, and temperatures reaming easily warm enough to do so in evenings from June until late October. Even winters are mild in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
Marseille International Airport (MRS) is just 45 minutes from a holiday rental in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. There are a great range of airlines providing direct flights to Marseille on a daily basis from airports throughout the UK, so finding a cheap and easy flight from home will not pose any problems. A hire car is strongly advised during your stay in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue accommodation, and are easily rented from the airport.