I discovered L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, France, on a day tour of several Luberon villages in Provence including Roussillon and Lourmarin after our cruise ship ported in Marseilles.
The small medieval town of L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, France, is known as the Venice of Provence and is built on the islands of five branches of the Sorgue River.
There are little bridges to cross all set among beautiful canals in L'Isle Sur La Sorgue and great water wheels to look at with mossy blades turning in the river.
L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, France, also has many working water wheels throughout the town.
When you walk through the streets of L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, France, you can't help but notice the colorful shutters that border the windows in some of the town's oldest buildings.
L'Isle Sur La Sorgue is one of the Luberon villages of Provence, France, that are characterized by a series of strikingly picturesque, hill-top settings dating back 1000 years or more, and you'll see lots of windows with colorful shutters.
This church on a corner in L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, France, has an alluring statue of the Virgin Mary greeting visitors who walk through the doors if they look up toward the heavens as they enter.
When you think of France, you naturally think of bicycles and I love to capture them in photos. I love this blue bicyclette leaning against the colorful red wooden doors of Coquet Pele-Mele.
It doesn't get more French than this: a bicyclette parked outside a patisserie.
And you'll want to step inside the patisseries in this charming town and purchase some of these delicious French pastries - one of the best treats when you visit France.
I love the contrast of all the typical French street scenes and patisseries and then stumbling upon this bus stop advertisement for McDonald's with a menu offering you won't find in the U.S.
It was an overcast and sometimes rainy day when I visited, but I thoroughly enjoyed walking the streets of this charming French village also known for its antique shops. I hope you have more than just a couple of hours to soak up the local color in L'Isle Sur La Sorgue, France, since this is a town the deserves your attention on a travel itinerary of the Provence.
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For over twenty years, TV Travel Show Producer, Marianne Schwab, has been collecting money saving travel tips as a travel producer for high profile television programs. She has flown all over the world and produced live television productions on location from Caesar's Palace on the Vegas Strip to the beautiful island of Oahu. Read more