The Sorgue festival

The city of Isle sur la Sorgue offers every summer, in association with the community of communes of the pays des sorgues Monts de Vaucluse, a complete program of activities and performances taking place in Châteauneuf-de-Gadagne, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Le Thor, Saumane-de-Vaucluse and of course Isle sur la Sorgue.

From the jousting tournament to the floating market to the fishing of yesteryear by the Confrarié di Pescaïre Lilen, the traditional festivities are highlighted throughout the summer.

The international art and antiques fairs held at Easter and the weekend of August 15 are not to be missed. Atmosphere and friendliness are good !

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One of the main attractions of summer, at nightfall, is the nautical parade with the election of the queen and the flower battle !

A beautiful staging all in sound and light offered on the quai Rouget de l’Isle. A good family moment in perspective …

During the festive season, you will not spend a day or evening without entertainment: craft fair, concerts, aperitifs, traditional meals or balls …

 

A day of discovery in Isle

In order to accompany you during a discovery Sunday, we have concocted a gastronomic and cultural itinerary in the heart of our beautiful city.

 

To start a good day, nothing beats a good breakfast !

 

There are a multitude of cafes, some on the banks of the Sorgue, which can offer you a coffee or hot chocolate with pastries. We nevertheless recommend the Café de France which is located on the church square (Notre Dame des Anges collegiate church), around 50 meters from our apartment Le nid de l’isle®. You will certainly feel the soothing atmosphere of this place steeped in history.

 

You are ready to browse the Provençal market !

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The Provençal market takes place on Thursday and Sunday morning all year round (more important on Sunday). Stroll through the streets of the city, alongside vendors of fruits and vegetables, flowers, Provencal textiles and foods, crafts …

Warm atmosphere is good !

An aperitif ?

For lovers of cheese, sausages and wine * from our region, here are two addresses to remember: L’épicerie “Olive et Raisin”, 1 rue Théodore Aubanel or the wine bar “Chez Stéphane”, 12 rue de la République.

* alcohol is dangerous for health. To consume with moderation.

Lunch time …

For lunch, if you still have a little room for a gastronomic discovery at a moderate price, we recommend the restaurant “LA BALADE DES SAVEURS” or even the restaurant “LE NEGO” both located on the Quai Jean Jaurès.

Or, if you want to commune with nature and enjoy your food purchases at the market, we offer a picnic at a place called the watershed.

Art and culture … feed the mind

In the afternoon, possibility to visit the “Campredon” art center and the “La villa Datris” as well as the many antique shops.

Consider visiting the Sensory Museum of “Noble Fibers”

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A short break ?

If you are a fan of “Tea Time”, a great address: “Eugénie”, 37 cours René CHAR, where you can taste teas from around the world accompanied by pastries offering you a visual and culinary experience.

Want to taste a good ice cream by the sorgue ? Go to “Dominici”, 14 quai Rouget de l’isle, the quality is there and with a smile !

A little evening together ..

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For dinner, we recommend the restaurant, “La Prévôté”, 4 rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau or the restaurant “Renaud’mets”, 52/54 rue Carnot.

To end your day and help you digest gently, we offer a walk on the quays of the Sorgue.

Good end of the evening and see you soon for another meeting …

The Avignon festival

The city of Avignon is nicknamed “the city of the Popes” because of its past linked to the presence of the Popes from 1309 to 1423.

Despite the years that have passed, Avignon preserves to this day its churches and convents, its palaces such as the Roure palace, its monuments, its ramparts and of course the Popes’ Palace with the Rocher des Doms and the Avignon bridge also called “the “St Bénézet” bridge.

Avignon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the Palais des Papes and the Pont d’Avignon, the Place du Palais with the baroque facade of the Mint, the Petit Palais museum and the Doms cathedral, the ramparts since the Doms garden to the Bridge).

 

The Avignon festival

 

The Avignon festival is today one of the biggest international events of live performances, a true artistic and cultural showcase of the city.

Thanks to its architectural heritage, Avignon turns into a theater city during the month of July.

Thousands of spectators, lovers of theater, dance, music or reading, films and exhibitions, can enjoy these shows and activities in places steeped in history such as the main courtyard of the Palais des Papes. , the church and the cloister of Célestins, the cloister of Saint Louis, the chapel of the White Penitents, the Grand Avignon opera house, the courtyard of the Musé Calvet, the Jean Vilar house, the Saint Agricol collegiate church, the conservatory of grand Avignon, the Carmelite cloister, the Benoit XII theater …

A magical festival from year to year, artistic discoveries that illuminate the eyes.

Art always remains a generator of smiles and well-being.