Isle sur la Sorgue cottage holidays, Provence Holiday rentals - cottages & holiday homes to rent in Isle sur la Sorgue

L’Isle sur la Sorgue is another of Provence's gems and is famed for its waterways. The village gets its name from once being an island in the wetlands of the river Sorgue that surrounds the town. After the wetlands were drained by creating a criss-cross of canals, the town became known as the "Venice of the region".

Sitting between Avignon and Gordes, Isle sur la Sorgue was originally a crayfishing town that became a medieval industrial powerhouse with the river Sorgue powering the flour mills from as early as the 12th century - the huge water wheels can still be seen along the river banks. These days, Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for its waterside cafes and restaurants, as well as its markets and many antiques shops - there are over 300 antique dealers and second hand shops!

For eating out, there is nothing better than sitting at a riverside restaurant and trying out the exceptional Provençal cuisine characterised by garlic, olive oil, tomato sauce and aromatic herbs. And then there are the local wines to sample and there really is a wide selection! In fact, one of the main tourist attractions is wine tasting at the local vineyards.

At a glance...
Restaurants 40+
Mountain Biking
Hiking trails
Wine tasting
Spa & wellness
Family friendly
Car recommended
Local airport Avignon (25km)
Nearest major airport Marseilles (72km)
Nearest train station Cavaillon (Avignon for TVG)

Featured cottages on the Isle sur la Sorgue

The town of Isle sur la Sorgue is larger than many in the local area with a population of 18,000. Consequently there is a good selection of holiday rentals. Renting a Isle sur la Sorgue cottage or holiday home can be the ideal base for exploring the village and neighbouring towns in Monts du Vaucluse to the west and the Luberon to the east. Holiday cottage rentals are perfect for families, friends and groups and provide the freedom, flexibility and space to do what you want, when you want - home from home.

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Isle sur la Sorgue is surrounded by water which explains why there the summer months can be humid. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and damp wet winters. During the warm summer months, temperatures can reach into the low to mid 30s whereas during winter, it can drop below freezing with snow frequently seen on the mountain peaks of the Monts de Vaucluse.

Things to see and do in and around Isle sur la Sorgue

Isle sur la Sorgue and the surrounding area is full of interesting villages, historic cities and countryside to explore.

A few suggestions...
Rent a nego-chin flat-bottomed fishing boat
Visit Notre Dame des Anges church
The old granary in town
Pol Mara Museum, Gordes castle
St Firmin's s Palace Cellars - Gordes
Day excursion to Avignon
Wine tasting at the vineyards
Sénanque Abbey - built in 1148 - Gordes
Isle sur la Sorgue water wheel

Our view on Isle sur la Sorgue

The "island city" of Isle sur la Sorgue at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau in the plains of Comtat Venaissin is another must see town whilst touring Provence. Rich in history and packed with things to see and do, its no wonder why it is such a popular place to visit. And, staying in one of the town's holiday rentals makes your expeience of Isle sur la Sorgue even better where you can do everything you like at your own pace.