L’Isle-Sur-La-Sorgue was on my radar to visit as I had read they had antique shops, and a big monthly antique market. We weren’t going to be there during the big antique market weekend, but I wanted to visit anyway. The weather was looking nasty, but we decided to head out instead of sitting in the apartment for the day. We caught their regular weekly market as it was closing up, and wandered around town in the rain. It’s also known for their streams and many water wheels around town, and it added to the charm of this small town.
Some local pretties…
We were so hungry and many of the restaurants had filled up when it started raining. We finally found a table under an umbrella with another couple from Belgium outside of Cafe de France. It dripped and dropped, but after ordering drinks and our meal, the day improved greatly! It was soooo good! https://cafedefrance-cafe.business.site/
After lunch, the weather started to improve, and Monica spied a sweets shop with enormous globs of something sweet she had to try. Not sure what they were and they didn’t suit my tastes, but they were fun!
Finally.. Blue skies and sunshine, and we found the water wheels. So pretty!
Check out the Volkswagen “Thing” we found parked next to the stream.
La Boutique La Francine had an assortment of antiques and amazing textiles and fabrics, and Denise bought a bunch of material for future projects such as making pillow covers. http://www.laboutiquedefrancine.fr/ There were several great little shops along the way back towards town.
The girls found the “Antique Village”, and we enjoyed browsing their great selection. Denise bought a cool vintage jacket she wore later in the trip. There were so many things we loved, but way too big to fit in our suitcases. I loved the garden things, the leather club chairs, the chandeliers, the olive jars, farm collectibles… ohh, just everything! And they even had a little bar/cafe where we could rest a bit, and have a drink and let Wally decompress from the shopping. http://www.levillagedesantiquairesdelagare.com/
On our way back to the car, we realized we needed more liquor. It’s just amazing how cheap really good local wine and champagne is! Some Chateauneuf du Pape, Rose, and Champagne got loaded into our bags.
The sun was shining when we made it back to our apartment at Aix, and I decided I was going for a photo walk around the historic district. What a lovely town! We would definitely return to Aix! It’s so pretty and lively! It was late afternoon, so the university students were out in full force for their afternoon apertif, but the restaurants hadn’t started filling up yet.
Back in our awesome apartment, we people watched from the windows and enjoyed our evening.
Just another day in Provence!