Leisure Activities

The Sorgues country is a water friendly environment where canoeing is THE reference sport. Amazingly, L’Isle sur la Sorgue used to be, some 200 years ago, a fishing village and it is still a great trout fishing place.

Bicycling is probably THE most popular sport in Vaucluse … not a surprise that the Tour de France comes to the Mount Ventoux in July 2016. We will happily make bicycles available to our guests for a bike ride to or around the city.

Golf addicts will enjoy the Saumane golf course, only a 10 minute drive from the Bastide.
Whether or not you enjoy shopping, do not miss the world famous L’Isle Antique market!

L’Isle sur la Sorgue has the privilege of being the third largest antique market in all of Europe. Visit some of the 300 permanent antique shops, and have a lunch or a dinner in one of the several “villages d’antiquaires” downtown L’Isle sur la Sorgue.

More information can be found at: Site de l’office du tourisme de l’Isle sur la Sorgue

In addition to the many summer international festivals and concerts, you will discover lovely cities and villages, rich in spectacular monuments and landscapes: Avignon, Gordes, Ménerbes, Opède, Roussillon, and many others … do not forget to set aside time to visit Les Baux de Provence and its Carrières de Lumière … a totally unique art viewing experience!

Provence is also famous for its crafts: best in class ironworkers, cabinet makers, glass blowers, and of course for its unique art de vivre: fabulous food and wine. You must visit one of the many farmers markets, and take a wine tour to nearby Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, just to name a few of the most famous Vaucluse wines.

Le Domaine de Palerme and L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a journey that will awaken your five senses.