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Wonderfully Located First Floor Apartment Overlooking The Historic Main Square

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 580 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom and large 400 square foot living room

L' Appartement des Anges is an exquisite first floor flat in a seventeenth century building overlooking the main square in the very heart of the town. The typically beamed Provencal ceiling floats above the large living room with its old fireplace, wooden floors and three windows opening onto the square itself, and captures the essence of an old town house in a southern French country town, furnished as it is with an eclectic mix of furniture, including a French lit-bateau used as a daybed, a series of hand-coloured engravings and a mirror over the fireplace all of which are nineteenth century.

The well-equipped kitchen is discreetly located at one end of the living room and includes everything you need to take full advantage of the richly varied and abundant produce of the markets on Thursdays and Sundays, it also has a combined washer dryer. The apartment has wifi and air conditioning.

The bedroom is elegantly finished with a beautiful ciel-de-lit with prettily-striped hangings framing the head of the double bed.

The bathroom is en-suite and has a large shower; the lavatory is in a separate cubicle, separately accessed.

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Victoria Farrow
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Victoria Farrow

We have been coming to France for many years and particularly enjoy this region for its dramatic beauty and historical interest. L'Ilse-sur-la-Sorgue has always been a favourite town with its enormous antiques market at weekends, but what makes it special is that, unlike many of the pretty hill-top villages nearby, it is much livelier with many more shops, cafes and restaurants open throughout the year.

Why Victoria Farrow chose L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

We bought this property because it is in a wonderfully located seventeenth century building with beautiful views onto the Cathedral and main square in this small but delightful medieval town which embodies the quintessence of southern France and Provence. We particularly like being able simply to walk through the square in the morning to one of several excellent bakers or cafes for a first rate coffee in the shade of the ancient planes whilst the life of the town is all around us, and it is difficult not to feel as if we are a part of France itself whilst staying here. The Sorgue that encircles the town and threads through it is a constant presence amongst the many chic shops and restaurants which make Isle-sur-La-Sorgue an easy and enjoyable place to stay. However, it is also ideally placed to act as a base for exploring Provence and the Luberon with its many dramatically-sited hill-top villages and is close to several beautiful historic cities and cultural centres at Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Orange, Nimes and Arles all of which are less than, or much less than, an hour away by car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 580 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
  • village ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , lavatory in separate cubicle, separately accessed
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , This is not, strictly, a bathroom but a lavatory cubicle
  • The bathroom has a large shower, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail/radiator, and is en-suite with the bedroom. The lavatory is in a separate cubicle and is accessed separately
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • double bedroom with en-suite shower-room
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking


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Wonderfully Located First Floor Apartment Overlooking The Historic Main Square
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Charming flat and ideal location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent 12 wonderful days in Sorgue (that's how I will refer to it). We fell in love with it years ago and we finally had the opportunity to get back. The flat is everything that the pictures show. Very comfortable. Having the farmers market right outside our door as we were able to avail ourselves on all occasions. The shops, restaurants were just beyond what we expected. Sorgue has changed so much since our last visit but for the better. More shops and restaurants. Center of town has changed but nothing has changed about the charm. Love the antiques. Norman the manager of the property was so great with meeting our needs including the first day of our arrival to get us to the residence. His assistance during our stay was so valuable. If we are ever fortunate enough to get back to this most beautiful village we will be for sure staying at this flat. It is precious and we were on the village square, so we witnessed 3 funerals and a wedding. You really are part of the life in Sorgue when you stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that Patricia and her husband enjoyed their stay in our apartment and hope to welcome them back in th future. Victoria
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Excellent location, comfortable and beautifully deciorated.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property and the ability to live like a local in a beautiful French town. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am really happy that you enjoyed your stay and many thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Wonderful flat, terrific location in a charming French town

  • 5 of 5

We were in L'Isle sur le Sorgue for a week and couldn't have been happier with our accommodations. The location was perfect to experience life in the ideal French town. Norman met us and was so helpful explaining the workings of the apartment. We also had a great welcome basket. What a great experience!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Spacious living area. Kitchen outfitted for cooking dinners.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed being in the central square opposite the beautiful church and "on top of" the fabulous Sunday market. Across the square wa our favorite go-to place for afternoon chocolate chaud, un jardin en ville

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Sunday market is really special. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Victoria
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Beautiful, perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

You can't beat the location! Your windows open up to the town square, perfect to sit by with a tea or glass of rosé as you watch people amble about. The apartment has beautiful structural details and the decor is well done and elegant. I bought some flowers from the market and used their vases to give it a personal touch. They were friendly enough to leave a couple of treats to get us started for our stay. The AC is a life-saver in the summer months! Everything was great.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed staying in our home and hope you are able to make another visit.
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Beautiful apartment in the middle of quaint town

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was exactly as pictured. Norman very helpful and the town was beautiful and romantic. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that Bonnie enjoyed her stay with us and look forward to welcoming her again. Victoria
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Marseille or Nimes
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Cafe de France
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
TGV at Avignon: local train, L'Isle sur La Sorgue
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Autoroute A7
Nearest Restaurant
250 Metres
Nearest Beach
95 Kilometres
Les calanques, near Marseille
Car: recommended

The apartment is located at the heart of the old town overlooking the main square, the Place de L’Eglise which is dominated by the huge 17th century facade of the collegiate church, Notre-Dame-des -Anges. With windows in both the front and side walls the flat looks across the front of the church to the public granary, built in 1779, beyond, and along the length of the square beside the church to the 16th century campanile, built in 1538 and the massive bulk of the 11th century Tour d’Argent at the end of Place de L’Eglise. L’Isle itself, the island, is small and the encircling River Sorgue is no more than three or four minutes walk away along any of the shop and cafe lined mediaeval streets that enter and leave the square.


L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is a delightful, ancient town built on an island, probably several islands when the town was first established in the 11th century or earlier, in the River Sorgue. The old town has a strongly mediaeval character with its winding streets, several of which are too narrow for cars, no truly vertical walls to the buildings and hidden courtyards. Cafes and restaurants are abundant in the town especially along some of the Quais, the narrow roads on the edge of the old town where they overlook the river and the more recent buildings beyond; it is these fast moving rivers that are so beguiling and so memorable as they flow through the town and which give it its special character; cooling under the hot summer sun and beautiful. It is hardly surprising that L’Isle was at one time known as L’Isle-de-Venise, or L’Isle-en-Venayssin in Provencal.

L’Isle-su-la-Sorgue is now best known as an antiques centre, the largest in Provence and one of the largest in France, with three hundred dealers and many other stalls together forming an enormous antiques market open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday every week with two annual international fairs, in April and August. The weekly Sunday market is combined with a traditional French country market selling local produce, cheese, fruit, vegetables, saucisson, oil, wine and a great deal else. The Thursday food market is quieter, larger and was first established on the 17th November 1596.


Provence is steeped in Roman history, its name deriving from it being the first Roman province beyond the Alps, their Provincia Romana. There are many important Roman sites in Provence including the Pont du Gard, Nimes, Aix en Provence, Arles, Vaison la Romaine and Orange. Provence is, perhaps, closer to Paradise than any other part of France, being an area of rugged limestone hills of great beauty amongst which lie some of France’s prettiest villages many of which are dramatically sited, perched above the valleys and have changed remarkably little in several hundred years. The climate is wonderful with hot dry summers that nourish vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields, and support the production of honey, many varieties of goat cheese and excellent fruit and vegetables. To many, this beautiful region is the best of the South of France, rather than the Riviera, the overcrowded coastal strip of Nice and Cannes where Provence meets the Mediterranean.

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is well placed as a centre from which to explore Provence, being within easy reach of the famously beautiful cultural centres of Aix-en-Provence, Orange and Avignon, and close to the Luberon valley and the many ancient hill-top villages including Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieux, Lacoste where Pierre Cardin has restored one of the Marquis de Sade’s chateaux and established a music festival, Lourmarin and Menerbes where Peter Mayle lived and wrote “A Year in Provence”. It was here in the Luberon that Ridley Scott made his film “A Good Year”.


The hills of the Vaucluse and the Luberon are both less than half an hour away by car and are wonderful for walking and cycling, indeed the Mont Ventoux, France’s highest mountain south of the Alps and one of its most celebrated climbs for cyclists is only about 25km away. The views from the top are breathtaking.

Closer to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is the Fontaine de Vaucluse, the largest spring in Europe and the source of the Sorgue where it rises from a huge hole over 300 metres deep in the rock. In the 17th Century the Fontaine was regarded as “an exceptional curiosity” that all “honest men” must visit.

There are many vineyards close to L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where one can sample and buy wine, whilst the more famous Southern Rhone vineyards of Vacqueras, Gigondas, Beaumes-de-Venise and Chateauneuf du Pape are all about half an hour away by car and well worth a visit.

But perhaps the best thing to do is simply to explore this remarkable region with its beautiful towns and villages, eat, and drink, the local produce whilst sitting outside in the shade in a square or garden or on a terrace and realise how good it is to be alive.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

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7 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Payments can be made on-line or directly to owner by credit or debit card.

Bookings confirmed by payment of non-refundable 25% of rental fee. Remaining 75% to be paid at the latest six weeks before arrival. Bookings made less than six weeks prior to arrival will be paid in full.

Low season short stays may be negotiable.

£500.00 deposit against damage payable two weeks before arrival.

Arrivals after 8pm or departures before 8am will incur a 50 Euro surcharge payable directly to the House Manager in cash

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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