Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence

ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence

There is no place quite like Provence.  Last June, I had the pleasure to travel to the region and was once again reminded of the charm, beauty and all around loveliness of the region.  L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, located about 35 kilometers from Avignon looks like it has emerged from a painting.  The small town has an incredible flea market scene, which you can read about in ROSE & IVY Journal Issue No.08, but here are some of the images that didn't make it into the edition, plus just some of the antique finds. 

 Plump figs dropping one by one into the Sorgue River.

Plump figs dropping one by one into the Sorgue River.

 It couldn't get any more picturesque than a canoe idling in the river.

It couldn't get any more picturesque than a canoe idling in the river.

 A must visit, Du Cote du Design Shop, in town that brims with design inspiration.

A must visit, Du Cote du Design Shop, in town that brims with design inspiration.

 Café Fleurs, a Michelin rated restaurant is an ideal spot to tuck away for a bit amongst rambling vines.

Café Fleurs, a Michelin rated restaurant is an ideal spot to tuck away for a bit amongst rambling vines.

ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence
ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence
 My Saturday market visit was one of the most memorable moments, it was bustling with cheese mongers, hot baguettes and a man playing a guitar, which felt like the scene was straight out of a movie.

My Saturday market visit was one of the most memorable moments, it was bustling with cheese mongers, hot baguettes and a man playing a guitar, which felt like the scene was straight out of a movie.

 One of the moss-covered mill still gently churning the water from the river.

One of the moss-covered mill still gently churning the water from the river.

ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence Antiquing
 Artichokes in bloom.

Artichokes in bloom.

ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence
ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence Antiquing
ROSE & IVY Journal Escape | L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, Provence Antiquing

Photography by Alison Engstrom