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 !


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 !


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”



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 ..


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.

Victor LEYDET, l’islois painter


“MIREILLE ET VINCENT”,dans “Mireio” de Frédéric Mistral
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Victor LEYDET, the painter of the soul…


Victor LEYDET (1861-1904)
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Victor LEYDET was born in Isle sur la Sorgue on July 23, 1861.
He is the only son of Célestin Hippolyte Charles Edouard and Marguerite Adèle DAVID.At the School of Fine Arts in Avignon, he became a pupil of Pierre GRIVOLAS (1823-1906) and Gabriel BOURGES (1843-1903).
He was 22 when he moved to Paris to take lessons from Jean-Léon GEROME (1824-1904), then undisputed master (1).
From 1889 to 1904, he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français where he received in 1895 the 3rd medal, in 1896 the 2nd medal and was medalist out of competition in 1900 with LE VENDREDI SAINT(1).
At the age of 35, he married Andrée ISNARD, only daughter of Doctor ISNARD d’Avignon.
From this marriage of love should be born Pierre, known as “Pierrot”. The year of her marriage,
he leaves Paris to settle with his wife in Avignon. Each year, he returns to Paris to participate in the Salon des Artistes Français, an undisputed manifestation of the world artistic market. At the same time, Victor LEYDET participates in various exhibitions in Avignon (1).

“Advertising posters”

During the 1890s, at the height of this craze dedicated to the design of advertising posters, Victor LEYDET produced several posters evoking everyday life, simple gestures and familiar objects. In 1903, he had the second prize of the competition of artistic posters for the “BYRRH”.(1)


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“Realism, vector of a new Humanism”

In his religious paintings as in his genre scenes, Victor LEYDET immobilizes this present reality. He chooses the same type of character from the people or the petty bourgeoisie. His palette of deep blacks contrasting with luminous whites, underlines the realism of the faces and gives his works an austere grandeur borrowed from a feeling of meditation (1).


LE VENDREDI SAINT – La Rochelle Museum
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A l’HEURE DE LA MESSE – Coll. part.
“Devant la Collégiale SAINT-AGRICOL d’Avignon”
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L’HEURE DE LA SOUPE – Palais des Papes
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As for some of his portraits, they reach a knowledge of the human soul,
a dazzling mastery of the brush. What interests him, what he seeks to express is the inner aspect of the human personality, its mystery (1).


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Here is a remarkable portrait of a child where all the painter’s qualities come together: spontaneity, innocence and depth of gaze, modeled face, curly hair, realism of the fabric, perfection of detail, warm depth of the palette (1).


CHILD PORTRAIT – Coll. part.
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“Realism and Impressionism are intimately linked”

At the end of the 19th century Impressionism had spread its fruitful seeds. (1)

From this period, but depending on the model,
Victor LEYDET will remember this freedom given to the touch … (1)


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“Landscapes, an impressionist temptation”

“Vauclusien” at heart, Victor LEYDET lived and worked especially in Paris where he was,
like many others, influenced by Parisian research. (1)

The landscape does not seem to hold a preponderant place in the work of Victor LEYDET. Very few landscapes have been found … (1)


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The table below was presented at the 1904 salon, the year of his death,

Victor LEYDET was then 43 years old …


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In order to participate in bringing this article to life, do not hesitate to send us any information, documents or photographs related to this artist.

If you want to sell a poster or a painting by Victor LEYDET, we can put you in touch with private collectors who can offer you a purchase offer at the best price because without any intermediary.

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Sources of this article :

(1)Livre “Rétrospective Victor Leydet”, Palais du Roure / Musée Voulant – conception et maquette : Roland Aujard Catot, réalisation : Jean Martinez, photographie Victor Leydet : studio Jean-Pierre Germain.

(2)Livre “Victor Leydet, peintre du 19e”, exposition rétrospective à Campredon, centre d’art – Maquette : Jean Martinez.

(3) Paintings from private collectors whom we warmly thank.

The texts in this article are taken from the works cited above and this with the sole aim of remaining faithful to the image of the artist.



Like all French towns, the town of Isle sur la Sorgue has its history …

The Manufacture Lainière BRUN DE VIAN-TIRAN® is an integral part of the history of our sweet town.

This woolen factory was created in 1808 on the banks of our river “La Sorgue”.

Brun de Vian-Tiran® manufactures top-of-the-range items: blankets, quilts, pillows, mattress toppers, throws, shawls, scarves as well as the historic “Avignon Carpet”.

Several years ago, Le Nid de l’isle® wanted to share this unique “Sensory Experience” with its guests from all over the world. To do this, we have equipped the bedding and lounge area with BRUN DE VIAN-TIRAN® items.

The sole purpose of this article is to present the BRUN DE VIAN-TIRAN® company, while remaining faithful to its image.


To do this, the article refers, via links, to the website

For the same reason, the photographs in this article come from the site


We invite you to discover the history of this manufacture by clicking on the link below

Découvrez l’histoire de la Manufacture BRUN DE VIAN-TIRAN®

We now invite you to discover the various noblest natural fibers in the world selected and processed by

A la recherche des plus belles fibres du Monde

The Sensory Museum of Noble Fibers

La Filaventure : musée Sensoriel des Fibre Nobles


Visit of the museum: avenue de la liberation in Isle sur la Sorgue – telephone: 00 33 4 28 70 28 00