Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and antiques

  • Isle sur la Sorgue © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Antiques © LAURIN M. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Impeller © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
  • Isle sur Sorgue © HOCQUEL A. / coll. ADT Vaucluse Tourisme
Isle sur Sorgue in Provence

From Fontaine de Vaucluse to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

From Fontaine de Vaucluse, where it finds it source, the Sorgue river then meanders to the town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, which was originally a fishing village built amongst the arms of the river. Today referred to as the Venice of the Comtat, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has many of the water wheels which once powered its textile industry.

 

Over the past thirty years, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has become the capital of antiques, with many antique dealer groupings in the town. There are many galleries and shops, and a large provençal and flea market every Sunday.

 

Each two major antiques fairs are held, one over the Easter weekend and the second one on 15th August. In all over 800 exhibitors set up their wares throughout the town. The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue fairs are among the biggest in Europe.