Exploring Isle de la Sorgue, France with Kids

Isle de la Sorgue is one of those picturesque French towns splattered all over Pinterest and Instagram. It is known for its antique markets and waterwheels. Isle de la Sorgue is the perfect town to just walk around and enjoy the beauty of Provence, France.

The city is surrounded by the river Sorgue and narrow canals flow throughout the city between buildings adding to the city’s charm. We visited on a cold day in February and were mesmerized by the ice that formed on everything the river touched. It’s best to park your car in one of the public lots just outside of town and explore on foot.

The kids didn’t seem to mind the cold. They loved walking around the river bank feeding the ducks that were braving the cold.

We set out to find as many water wheels as we could. The water wheels are left over from the manufacturing of silk and paper products that supported the town.

The water through town runs so clear that you can easily see the fish and other water creatures that make their home in the river and canals. I don’t know what it is but looking at the river amounted to an hour of fun for the kids.

In warmer months the city is lined with cafes and flowers. We found a rather quiet, buttoned-up town, perfect for the kids to run around.

I really found Isle de la Sorgue to be magical. I had my camera out taking photos at every turn.

The town has its own little charm in the winter, although I’m sure it is just amazing come peek tourist time.

We did manage to pop into a few shops to look around. I found the Little Little a new hat to replace the one we lost the day prior on the trip.

There are plenty of streets for you to explore and wander down, so take your time exploring.

It started to grow dark so we finished up our walk and headed back toward the car park where we had seen a few fast casual restaurants that looked perfect for our group.

We settled on Lou Burger, a small place making fresh burgers out of a variety osf meat. There is ample outdoor seating but we took up the entire indoor area. The food was good and everyone was pleased with the options, which is most important with a group of nine.

Just before we left Isle de la Sorgue we ran across this adorable house. A sign let us know that the back garden area had been turned into a skate park. The house though seemed to now be offices. It was just the  most charming little house though. It made me want to move right in and make my home in Isle de la Sorgue so I could explore its changing waterways throughout the seasons.

If you are exploring Provence make a stop at Isle de la Sorgue. It is perfect for a meal and stroll and won’t take a full day but will provide you with so many picturesque memories.


Elizabeth is a Type A, Attorney turned Stay-at-Home Mom, who moved her family across the Atlantic for an adventure. She can often be found out and about finding fun things for her littles to do. Elizabeth loves to read, craft and chat with friends. She will try just about anything and loves to share her experiences.

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