L’isle sur la Sorgue, a village of around 18,000, is an ideal base camp for a tour of Provence. Called "the Venice of France," really quite a stretch, the town sits astride several branches of the Sorgue River, which still powers many of the moss-dripping water wheels that once helped the town churn out silk and wool. You’ll find plenty to do here, including the bustling markets on Sundays and Thursdays, but Avignon, Roussillon, Gordes, and other Provencal favorites are only a short drive away.
My writing instructor for this trip, James Sturz, said travel writing is all about the big moments you create. Big moments are easy to come by here, and you’ll find more details about some of these in futu...Read More