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Centre of Town Old Village Apartment Decorated in Traditional Provencal Style



Updated: 26-Nov-2016
Quaint Old Apartment In The Centre of the Old Town Of L'isle-Sur-La-Sorgue. Lounge/dining area. One bedroom. Modern kitchen and broom. Free wi-fi.

A perfect place to stay if you love old Provençal villages, fresh produce markets and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's famous antique shops. Located in the centre of the old town, but in a quiet street, close to the canals you are only a one minute walk from the town's 60+ restaurants, cafés, and shops. The apartment is on the first floor in a old quaint building. A bright living room with sofa, dining table and chairs. Free wi-fi throughout. TV with free sat for UK channels. Modern spacious and well equipped kitchen and a modern bathroom with shower and toilet. The bedroom has a large comfy bed (queen size), wardrobes and chest of drawers. We have kept the living room and bedroom in traditional provencal style. There is free wifi throughout the apartment. Loads of free parking within a 5 minute walk.

If you have bikes we can arrange free secure storage as long as you advise us in advance.

Isle sur la Sorgue is famous for its graceful waterways, and antique markets, which give this chic town its character and atmosphere. The 'isle' was created when the River Sorgue was split into canals ploughed by water wheels powering its paper and silk mills in the 18th century. On a Sunday morning, the quays, main streets and narrow side streets are swamped with antique and brocante stalls. The town, despite its size (around 17 000 inhabitants) has the biggest collection of antique dealers outside Paris, and art galleries too.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

John and I both love France. especially the Provence/ Luberon area. We spent 3 years searching for a holiday home in the south and fell in love with Isle sur la Sorgue - it really is the quintessential French town.

The countryside is beautiful, there are amazing restaurants in the middle of nowhere and it is so un-commercialised. We visit as often as we can, work permitting. John often works in Paris so he will get the TGV to Avignon (20 minutes from the house) and I will fly in from the UK to Marseille (45 minutes in the car)

We have 2 properties for rental

The house Ref FR21092

The flat in the centre of the town Ref FR24722

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Left on Jun 12, 2015 for a stay in Jun 2015

We were impressed with the look and feel of the apartment, Lots of character. As a mature couple it suited us perfectly. My partner said she especially loved the style and decor etc., with the bonus of a modern kitchen and shower room. Very conveniently located but in a quiet street in the old town, a stone's throw from the centre. Light but nice and cool. We would certainly recommend it to any couple.
Jun 2015
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews



  • 5 of 5

Apartment was clean, attractively decorated, kitchen was very nice, bed comfortable and centrally loc-ated.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am glad you had an enjoyable time and found the apartment comfortable. I stay in the apartment every few months to make sure everything is as it should be and check everything out. Hope you will be able to visit again. Kind regards Lynda
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Very Nice Apartment with Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the apartment for 6 days. Before the arriving we contacted the owner who very kindly gave us instructions about sightseeings, restaurants and the stores in the town and the surroundings.

The apartment is located perfectly for travelling in Provence and we loved it. It is also very convinient, nice furnished and have everything you might need.

The Isle Sur la Sorgue itself is a beutifull place with interesting water channels, nice church, many pretty restaurants with a delicious food.

The town is close to almost all the places who must be seen in Provence.

We would recomend this property to all our friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Glad you found the information re restaurants etc of use. There are so restaurants and cafes to choose from so I like to share any hidden gems that we come across! Hope you can visit again Kind regards Lynda and John
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A lovely apartment in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is immaculate and exactly as described. It is well appointed, laid out and the location is right in the village with easy train access as we did not have car for the month we were there. There was a convenient storage room for our bicycles and the internet was excellent. The manager was a pleasure to deal with and promptly addressed the need for a failed coffee maker and blow dryer. Weekly linen change and cleaning service was excellent . There are over 20 villages and markets within a 35 km radius that we were able to explore on our bicycles. We would highly recommend this apartment to any of our friends - except for the time that we want to use it again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. I agree that is it a great base to explore the breathtaking villages. Plus it is good that we have the secure storage for bikes. Also thanks for your kind comments re Elayne the local manager who is always on hand if required. Glad to see that you have booked to visit us for a month again next year. Kind regards Lynda and John
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A Real Provence Find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a few days in Isle and loved it. Booking the flat, directions and the information pack was very good. I emailed the owner a few times with questions and she was really pleasant and helpful. The apartment was lovely and clean in an old building in the centre of town but down a quiet street. Very nicely furnished with everything you could ask for. Good quality linen and really comfortable bed. The owner had left a bottle of Rose for us which I though was a really nice touch. Would thoroughly recommend if you want to be somewhere cosy and traditionally decorated. We really knew we were in Provence.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Really pleased you liked the apartment and the way it is decorated. Think it is in keeping with the town and the apartment building itself. Hope you will visit again Kind regards Lynda
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Very clean and comfortable apartment

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect apartment for our 10 day stay in L'Isle sur la Sorgue. The apartment is very well equipped, very clean with all the amenities of home. It is very nicely decorated in a lovely Provencal style with a wonderfully comfortable bed. The markets, restaurants, rail station were all within easy walking distance and it was the perfect spot to explore the surrounding countryside. Parking was easy and free and within easy access of the apartment. Our instructions on arrival went very smoothly and we found the apartment without any problem. Thank you Lynda and John, it truly was a wonderful apartment, we felt very much at home.

Tricia and John W.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We do everything we can to make sure the apartment is comfortable for our guests. As you say the location of the apartment is perfect, right in the centre of things and yet down a quiet street and so nice and quiet. Thanks again. Lynda and John
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A lovely place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A delightful characterful apartment in a good central location. If you like sleek and modern this is not for you, but if you appreciate old buildings then you will love this place. It has everything you need, and a few extra touches. The super bed and quality bed linen was very comfortable, and the location was right in the delightful town but not noisy. A very enjoyable 10 days.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed staying in the apartment. As L'Isle sur la Sorgue is an old town with lots of character we wanted to reflect that in the apartment decor. Thank you also for your comments on the bed and linen, I think it is very important to provide good quality linen and towels to ensure a comfortable stay.
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From the Owner

We have owned a house in Isle for 5 years (FR21092) and when we were searching for a property to buy we used to rent this apartment in the centre of town and loved staying there. So when it came on the market we decided to buy it and now rent that out too. As have been renting our house out for the past 4 years and have a lot of guests returning each year we believe we know what is necessary to give people a great holiday. We have a wonderful English lady managing the flat for us and she is always happy to help out our guests. She has lived in France for 40 plus years so speaks fluent French.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Avignon (25km) or Marseille (65km) at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 50 Metres Nearest Golf : at 4 Kilometres Nearest Train : Isle sur la Sorgue/Avignon TGV (30 mins) at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Saint Marie de la mer at 70 Kilometres Car: not necessary


Saint Marie de la Mer 70km


Train: Avignon TGV station (30 mins) Can go direct from UK in the summer. Local station 'Isle Fontaine de Vaucluse' is 5 minutes walk from the apartment.

Airports: Marseille: 65 km, Nice: 240km, Avignon 25km

UK Flight times:

Fly to Marseille (50 mins) with BA, Easyjet, RyanAir, Aer Lingus, Air France

Fly to Avignon (20 mins) with FlyBe, Jet2

Fly to Nimes (1 hour) RyanAir

Driving: L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is about 12 minutes from the A7


30 minutes to Avignon

20 minutes to Menerbes

40 minutes to St Remy de Provence

40 minutes to Aix en Provence

Further Details:

Parking - The apartment is situated in the historic centre-ville of L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue, so doesn't have its own designated parking, however, there are lots of car parks all around the town. To unload your car, and park for a while, you can pull up in front of the apartment, just at the door, however the entrance to the street is tight (the turning from rue Michelet to rue Ledru-rollin) - OK for small cars only or just stop at the intersection long enough to unload. After that, there are many car parks within a few minutes walk - everything is very close. The only days which can be difficult are Thursday and Sunday mornings when the markets are on (these are finished by around 2pm when you can take cars into the centre again).


Cafe de France - at the end of the street


Local architecture

Kayaking down the Sorgue

Fontaine de Vaucluse

Antique Fairs and shops - the largest number of antiques for sale outside Paris!

Golf de Provence - 5 minutes by car

Passerelle des Cimes forest centre

Endless walking and cycling opportunities

Melon, cherry, festivals etc.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016-17
5 Nov 2016 - 24 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Spring Summer 2017
18 Mar 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn/Winter 2017
19 Sep 2017 - 17 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Cleaning fee £33

Booking Notes:
Will accept short stays (minimum 3 nights) or long rentals
Changeover day is flexible
Notes on prices
Please note: For stays of less than one week there will be an additional €40 cleaning charge.
Please note that damage deposits will be refunded after your stay via the HolidayRent payment facility. We notify them about the refund after your departure and they will automatically refund your account. This should take up to 7 working days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The flat is situated right in the centre of the town, close to all the wonderful cafes and restaurants. We have decorated it in traditional Provencal style with the exception of the modern bathroom and kitchen. It has heating and even secure storage for bikes. When you walk into the main square where the old church is located it is truly like stepping back in time and walking onto a film-set for a typical Provencal French town. We love wandering around L'isle sur la Sorgue taking long lazy lunches - it is a beautiful old town set on a series of canals. You can get lost wandering around the back streets, enjoy the many antique shops and there are many fantastic restaurants. As soon as we arrive be it winter or summer we stock up at the twice weekly market.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Well appointed modern shower room with WC Heating Towels provided


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with queen bed (160cm x 200cm). Large wardrobe Chest of drawers Radiators Bedding and towels provided


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please note we also have Property No FR21092 Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, linen and electricity are included. Wi-fi throughout Other: Secure storage for bikes

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