Vino Escapes: L’isle sur la Sorgue, France
L’Isle sur la Sorgue (pronounced: lil-sur-la-sorgoo) is a majestic town located in Provence, just outside of Avignon.
Built on the islands in one of the five branches of the river Sorgue, the river flows in, around and everywhere in this town.
Considered the Venice of Provence, this magical little town is packed with footbridges, waterwheels and canals.
Provence stretches from lower Burgundy to the Mediterranean, is home to amazing lavender and poppy fields, hundreds of medieval villages, traveling outdoor markets and Rosé.
Provence carries Rosé in its heart.
After one visit here you will understand why; nothing complements the Provencal food, the fresh flowers, the unyielding pleasant beauty like a glass of Rosé.
Visit L’Isle sur la Sorgue on a Thursday or a Sunday, when the traveling peasant’s market is in town. Enjoy the market’s bounties then end your day at Caveau de la Tour de l’Isle, a pleasant wine bar and bottle shop located just off the canals.