La Dorée 1, Isle sur Sorgue, Provence

Ideal base for two in heart of the old town


The apartment circled in red and the view from the balcony.

A 1-bedroom air conditioned apartment in the heart of the wonderful market town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, with balcony and view down the main pedestrian street of the old part of town. This is a great base for Provence in a beautiful location full of restaurants, cafes and markets.

Living Room


The living room and kitchen are open plan and lead out to the small balcony with table and chairs, and front-row view of the rue de la Republique, the pedestrian road in the centre of the old part of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.


Living room opening to the balcony, with kitchen on the left and bedroom through the door on the right.

The living room has sofa and armchair, TV/DVD with TNTSat channels, music speaker with iPod dock, and WiFi internet. The bedroom and bathroom are off this room.


Kitchen open-plan to the living room.

The kitchen is equipped with oven, induction stove, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine.



The bedroom is down a few steps and has a 1.6m-wide (5.25ft) bed with view down the pedestrian street. The bathroom has shower, WC and basin, as well as the washing machine. There is a tumble dryer in a room across the landing from the apartment which is for guests' use.

Bathroom with shower, basin and WC. Balcony with front-row view of the charming old part of town.

The Location

Scenes from L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, where the house is located.

The apartment is right in the heart of the superb market town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, known as the antiques capital of France, with a great concentration of antiques stores and a famous Sunday market for antiques and bric-a-brac, as well as food. This picturesque town of waterways and a historic centre has many restaurants, cafes and stores, and the town is alive year-round.

The perched hill-top villages of the Luberon, like Menerbes, Gordes, Bonnieux, Roussillon, Lacoste, Goult, and Oppede le vieux are all 15-30 minutes away.

Fontaine de Vaucluse is a couple of miles upstream, the medieval city of Avignon is 30 minutes, and within an hour are Aix-en-Provence, St Remy, Mont Ventoux, Les Baux de Provence, Orange, and the start of the Rhone wine trail.

You can make a comfortable day-trip to the Cote d'Azur from Monte Carlo to St Tropez, Marseille, the fishing village of Cassis and the calanques, Arles, Nimes, the Camargue, the Alps, the Gorges du Verdon, and the Rhone wine trail all the way to Lyon.

Isle sur Sorgue


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Famous for:
  • Antique shops and market
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Sorgue river
  • Baroque church
  • Grand residences
  • 58 restaurants and cafés
  • Groceries, bakeries, butchers, pharmacies, banks
  • Market days: Sunday, Thursday

Guest Reviews

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Reviewed by : Keith

Grand Rapids, MI USA

Date of stay: 2019-09-13

Can it get Better?

Quintessential French Village experience. My wife and I wanted a base to explore the Provence area and this was just about perfect for us. Eva was a wonderful host and the communication with her, from emails to calls and texts, was great. We arrived in Avignon by TGV, rented a car, called Eva and made arrangements for her to meet us at the apartment. We texted when we arrived in L'isle Sur La Sorgue and Eva met us outside the apartment. She took us in, showing us every detail and explaining the town. She is a wonderful person and you will be very glad you rented from her. The apartment balcony was a delight. We bought eggs and croissants and ate our breakfasts on the balcony while we watched the town come to life. The apartment is only a half block to the river and all the restaurants along the river. We stayed over a weekend because we wanted to explore the famous Sunday market. It was fabulous to be right in the middle of it all. The town location is great for exploring as you are within an hour of Gordes, Roussillon, Fontaine De Vaucluse, Lacoste, Menerbes, and the ChateauNeuf Du Pape wine growing area. We went to all of them. L'isle sur la Sorgue itself is a wonderful village to explore and walk around, big enough to have plenty of shops and restaurants. The actual apartment is fantastic for two people. It has a separate kitchen area, so you can have a breakfast before you head out for the day, with a small refrigerator to keep your drinks. It has a nice size sitting area with a couch and comfortable chair, a good size bathroom with a great shower. The bedroom is a step down sleeping area with a fantastically comfortable bed. In fact we ended up sleeping in longer than we anticipated because the bed was so comfortable. Also, since we rented a car, the parking is only about a hundred yards or so from the apartment, just cross the river and the street, and it is very cheap, only a couple euros a day. This apartment has everything you want and need in a vacation rental - plenty of space, excellent shower, comfortable bed, kitchen, balcony, great town with tons of shops and restaurants, great home base to explore Provence, and a truly wonderful host in Eva. You really should book it.

Reviewed by : Jenny V

Bainbridge island, WA, USA

Date of stay: 2019-09-17

Charming apartment in the heart of L'Isle sur la Sourgue

My husband and I stayed four nights at La Dorée 1 and wish we could have stayed much longer. The apartment has everything we needed and more for a delightful stay. It is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The bed was the most comfortable of all the places we stayed on our month long vacation. The shower is wonderful: great water pressure, plenty of space, and very clean. Having access to a washer and dryer was a huge plus. We loved sitting out on the balcony in the morning watching the town come alive. The apartment is located in the heart of the town, with easy access to restaurants, shopping, and the river. Parking was free at an off-site location very near the apartment. Communication with Eva and Niels was fast and easy. I would love to come back and stay longer next time!

Reviewed by : Kathy


Date of stay: 2018-06-15


L'isle sur la Sorgue is a beautiful town, and this apartment in the heart of everything is just perfect for two. Everything you could need is there, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The little balcony overlooking the street is the best people watching place, while enjoying a glass or two of the local wine. Loved the place, people,and apartment. Thank you Eva, we will be back and would recommend others to stay in your lovely property.

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Weekly Rates

January - 24 March510 euros
25 March - 23 June620 euros
24 June - 25 August720 euros
26 Aug - 29 September620 euros
30 Sept - December520 euros

Included in the rental rates: bedlinen, towels, utilities, a.c., WiFi internet, and after-stay clean.

Rental periods: minimum of 3 nights, except 24 June-25 August when it is 4 nights minimum.

To secure a booking you would send a 30% deposit, with the balance payable up to 8 weeks before your stay.
 There is a refundable security deposit of 200 euros against any breakages or damage.

Cancellation policy: if we can find another booking for your dates we will return any money sent (minus bank charges).

The apartment is for a maximum of 2 people. We regret that pets and smoking are not allowed in the property.

Insurance: you need personal liability insurance when you rent a property in France - find out about that here.

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