Where to stay in and around l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue?

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Are you planning a vacation in the Vaucluse? Then discover the best places to stay in and around L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue!

The town known as « Little Venice of Provence » has a lot to offer! Situated between Avignon, Carpentras and the northern Luberon valley, this small commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is famous not only for its river, the Sorgue, and its canals, but also for its idyllic living environment. Lively streets, Provencal flavors and scents, a Mediterranean climate and friendly, welcoming inhabitants are just some of the words that can describe this town of almost 20,000 inhabitants, which has managed to retain its village spirit. And it’s no coincidence that every year, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue attracts several hundred thousand visitors! So, to make sure you enjoy the town and its charms, here are the best places and neighborhoods to stay in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue!

Downtown

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Surrounded by two branches of the river that runs through it, downtown Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is certainly the best place to stroll and sleep in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue! The main attraction is along the riverside, where you’ll find numerous cafés, restaurants and the best views in town. It’s also in the town center that you’ll find the collegiate church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges, an incredible example of Baroque and Provencal architecture. Stroll along the canals, wander through the narrow, winding streets and admire the town’s charming heritage, including the Renaissance Hôtel particulier, the medieval Tour d’Argent, and the paddlewheels on the canals. The town center is also home to the Tourist Office, housed in the former Grenier Public (public granary), which lends the town its unmistakable charm. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be bored if you decide to stay in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

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The Saint-Antoine district

For accommodation in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, there’s also the elegant and above all wild Saint Antoine district. Situated on a hill, this quiet neighborhood offers a number of charming little addresses, lost among olive, oak and pine trees. Ideal for a relaxing family or couples vacation, where only the sound of cicadas can be heard. You’ll also find it easy to explore the surrounding area and discover the charms of Provence, particularly along the nearby Carpentras canal.

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The Partage des Eaux district

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An ideal place to stay in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the Partage des Eaux district is so named because of its location. In fact, this is where the Sorgue River divides into two arms: the Sorgue de Velleron and the Sorgue d’Entraigues. This pleasant area, about 1.5 kilometers east of the town center, is known for its tranquility out of season. During the tourist season, you’ll appreciate the cool, gentle waters of the Sorgue, known for keeping a constant temperature of around 13° all year round.

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Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

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Less than 8 km from L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, you’ll find the delightful village of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, for which the département has been named since 1793! The village’s main claim to fame is its gouffre, an exceptional site not to be missed! Pleasantly cool from the spring, Fontaine-de-Vaucluse is a pleasant place to stay around Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, thanks to its peace and quiet and its many things to see and do. You can admire the historic monuments, browse the local craft stores (glass and crystal, stationery, confectionery, jewelry and pottery), visit the beautiful santon ecomuseum, or canoe down the Sorgue! Here, for those who can afford it, you’ll find magnificent hotels filled with Provencal charm, such as mas, bastide or grand domaine… A wonderful place to live!

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Saumane-de-Vaucluse

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Looking for a place to stay in and around L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue? Perched above the Sorgue Valley, just 5 km from L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, discover the small village of Saumane-de-Vaucluse. You’ll fall under the spell of its verdant setting, its tranquility and its view over the plain. The town’s narrow streets are full of surprises: fountains, typical houses and historic relics. It’s also here that you can admire (rather than visit, unfortunately) the incredible château-fortress, once owned by the uncle of the Marquis de Sade. And if you’re looking for a souvenir to take back home with you, visit the little santonnier at « La Crémade ».

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Le Thor

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Also located on the Sorgue, Le Thor is a small town in the heart of the Monts-de-Vaucluse region, 5 km west of l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. This charming village is the ideal starting point for a number of attractive hiking trails in the surrounding area. You can also visit the Grotte de Thouzon, a natural underground cave dating back to the Cretaceous period, 3 km away. The small town has one hotel, one B&B, one vacation rental and two campsites… ideal if you’re looking for a quiet place to stay near Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

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Chteauneuf-de-Gadagne

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You can also choose to stay in Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne, 10 km from Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Again, this is a delightful Provencal village, perched in the hills and built in the shape of an amphitheatre. The town is still protected by the remains of its feudal castle, which gives it a real charm. Campsites, gîtes and excellent restaurants are all hidden away in this small, pleasant commune.

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Map of hotels and accommodation – L’Isle sur la Sorgue