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Stories and Tips L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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Dining at La Prevote

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

La Prevote 4 bis rue jean-jacques rousseau, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Call for reservations: 0490385729 We had reservations at another fine restaurant following the advice of Noel, Tony's friend who lives in L'Isle and generously acted as Igo's French liaison all week. Knowing our writing class ended at 9pm that night,…Read More


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Biking in the Luberon

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

I signed up for Igo's optional five-hour bike ride through the Provencal countryside, hoping our route wouldn't imitate any portion of the hilly Tour de France. Two young guides from nearby Carpentras met our group in the bus parking lot outside Roussillon, and fitted us…Read More


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Hilltop Village Visits to Roussillon & Venasque

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

Part Two of the Luberon Hilltop Village Tour: Roussillon Considered the most colorful village in Provence, the seventeen shades of ocher turn blood-red at sunset. In the daytime, brilliant oranges of the village homes and…Read More


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Hilltop Village Visits to Oppede, Menerbes & Gordes

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

One day, all thirty Igo participants boarded the bus for a tour of Luberon's Hilltop Villages. We headed east into the 400,000-acre Luberon National Park and listened to our guide explain the terrain. The gentler slopes of the Petite Luberon, which do not peak above…Read More


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Chateaunauf de Pape Winery

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

Once upon a time, way back in the 14th century, Popes left Rome and settled in Provence. They lived a lavish life in an elaborate castle, the Papal Palace, in Avignon, a bustling city on the Rhone just west of L'Isle-la-sur-Sorgue. When Popes tired of the…Read More


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Day Trip to Les Baux

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

Approaching from a distance, the village of Les Baux perched atop a rocky spur is not immediately visible, but the prominent chunk of limestone is. The spur, thrust up like a powerful clenched fist, towers over fertile fields in patchwork plots of olive trees and…Read More


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Dining at Le Jardin du Quai

Written by wanderluster on 12 Sep, 2004

Four of us from the IgoUgo workshop had reservations at a new restaurant that Noel , Igo's French connection, arranged when we told him that we wanted a traditional French meal, preferably lamb. We caught a ride into town (thanks Tony!) and walked around looking…Read More


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L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's Sunday Market

Written by wanderluster on 11 Sep, 2004

Hundreds congregate on the Sunday Market in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Renata, Carolanne, and I decided to go early and beat the crowds by being there when they opened. Our walk from the hotel to the village was a pleasant 20 minute stroll along one of the shaded…Read More


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Travel Writing Class

Written by wanderluster on 11 Sep, 2004

Thirty of us fixed our eyes on James Sturz, the published, accomplished travel writer among us. Newly assembled, we had just finished group introductions and were eager to hear from our instructor. "Know your strengths. Know what sets you apart from other writers, and bring…Read More


Goblins?

Written by JennB3 on 01 Jun, 2004

While the raised eyebrows of my travel companions and classmates told me they believed otherwise, I had not been romping with the green fairy nor sampling any other hallucinogenic. Emily and I spent Thursday morning exploring the farmers market and the narrow streets of L’isle…Read More


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