The Good Life France Magazine




The Good Life France Magazine brings you the best of France - inspirational and exclusive features, fabulous photos, mouth-watering recipes, tips, guides, ideas and much more...


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Issue No. 16

Bringing you the best of France including captivating towns like sunny Montpellier, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiques capital of Provence, Gascony, Chateaux of the Loire Valley, Paris, Lyon, a long lost cheese story, mouth-watering recipes and a whole lot more.

When you’re done

When you’re done rummaging Through the town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue runs the bubbling river Sorgue, originating from the famous source of the Fontaine de la Vaucluse a mere 5 miles away. Along the river are a dozen or so historic, green mosscovered water wheels – they’re beautiful to look at and are a reminder of the town’s past when it was a centre of wool, paper and silk making. Follow the river to the point where it divides known as “le partage des Eaux” for a very pretty view and the perfect selfie spot. There are plenty of places to shop for souvenirs, clothes, gourmet food products and gifts that aren’t antiques. Eating and drinking Around Le Bassin, along the river, in cobble stone squares under the shade of plane trees – there’s plenty of choice here. Locals love: The perfect place for lunch is the Café du Village in the Le Village des Antiquaires de la Gare. It’s popular with dealers, locals and visitors for its shady ambiance and fabulous menu. In France, its de rigeur to take two hours for lunch and at this lively, pretty restaurant you won’t have any problems whiling away the hours. 2 Avenue de l'Égalité Dinner at Les Terrasses hotel restaurant round the Le Bassin. Tasty food, friendly staff and the view is to die for… Grab a snack at Le Cri des Crocs food truck – my friend Marie who lives in Islesur-la-Sorgue says the food is always very good, organic salads and tasty hamburgers that you can eat at the little tables in front of the river, a picturesque spot. 871 Route d'Apt

Wine and Dine: Le Vivier restaurant has a fabulous menu created by a talented team. With a Michelin star, creative, refined cooking, stunning location overlooking the river Sorgue with the sound of a water wheel gently splashing – it’s nigh on perfect and very romantic. 800 Cours Fernande Peyre Aperitif heaven Sous la Robe, a wine bar with a pretty courtyard where they do a great planche (a plate with nibbles) with your drink. 5 Avenue des Quatre Otages Pop in for a beer, glass of wine or pastis at the Café du France simply because it’s so very French and pretty! 5 Avenue des Quatre Otages How to get to the Isle-sur-la- Sorgue By train from Paris via Avignon. In summer months the Eurostar runs direct from London to Avignon. The train from Avignon to Isle-sur-lasorgue costs a few Euros and takes 25 minutes. By Air: Avignon Airport or Marseille- Marignane International Airport then take the train. Hotel: Les Terrasses de David et Louisa, simple, comfy rooms and a view to die for... Tourist office website: www.oti-delasorgue.fr; www. provenceguide.com