The Pêche d’Antan

Sunday 21 July 2024 between 10 am and 12 pm.


Event in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue :

Re-experience the various techniques of age-old fishing on the Isle sur la Sorgue, on the third Sunday in July. The Pêche d’Antan (fishing from yesterday): a display not seen before for family.
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Some background
The Pêche d’Antan was started on 23 July 1977, and aims to continue the fishing tradition on L’Isle sur la Sorgue so that this knowledge is not lost.

It is organised by the confrérie des “Pescaire Lilen”. This society was created in 1593 under the name of the “Confrérie des pêcheurs de Notre-Dame de Sorguette” with a religious, social and mutual aid between L’Isle sur la Sorgue fishermen.

After the French Revolution, and following the destruction of its chapel, the confrérie gradually lost its stature until it ceased being in 1870. It was Jean-Louis Borel, when he was President of the Fishing Association, who resuscitated the confrérie in 1977, renaming it for the occasion “Pescaïre Lilen” and organising that same year the “Pêche d’Antan” for the first time.

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Dates and times

Sunday 21 July 2024 between 10 am and 12 pm.

Languages spoken

  • French


Free access.


Plan d'eau de la Caisse d'Épargne
Plan d'eau de la Caisse d'Épargne
84800 L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Mobile : View number 06 26 75 76 58


Longitude : 5.053622
Latitude : 43.918871

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