The first official mention of L’Isle sur La Sorgue dates from 1126. From the 12th century onwards, this compact town began to grow. A Jewish population started the silk industry in 1720. The town soon spread out on the five branches of the La Sorgue River. Here and there, you can still see the remains of the mills – a few water wheels. Once there were 70. Now the plane trees shade the banks. Instead of heavily laden boats, gondolas ply the rivers and canals.
Besides the gondolas, fans of French literature arrive in pilgrimage. They pay homage to René Char – poet and Resistance. His museum is in the elegant 18th century L’Isle sur La Sorgue Hôtel Donadei de Campreda. Yet, the main reason for spending some time in hotels in L’Isle sur La Sorgue is not its history. People come for the antique markets. If you stay overnight in L’Isle sur La Sorgue hotels in the old quarter, you are within easy access. Shoppers and browsers travel along the Avenues des Quatre Otages and Avenues de la Liberation. There are also antique stalls near the train station. EasyToBook.com cannot help you find a deal in the shops. However, it can help you locate a decent budget hotel in L’Isle sur La Sorgue.
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