When I was first planning my trip to Provence it was difficult to choose where to go, as there are so many places to see. I chose to visit l’Isle sur la Sorgue because it came up again and again.
The main highlight are the canals that go around town, and make it very scenic. There are lots of restaurants and cafes with great views too, and some nice areas to sit by the water cooling off with an ice cream.
The town is famous for its antiques market which happens every Sunday, and there are lots of antique shops around the town too.
There’s also a good modern art museum to visit, Villa Datris (free to enter), which has many interesting pieces and a great garden with lots of fun exhibits.
L’Isle sur la Sorgue is pretty small, but it’s definitely worth a little day trip!
HOW TO DO IT:
There are trains from Avignon (the journey takes about 40min) every hour or so. From Arles, the trip takes 1h30 with one change and return tickets cost around 20€.