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Twenty five miles east of Avignon, between Carpentras and
Cavillion in deepest Provence is the must see town of Ile de la
Sorgue. Locals call it an island city defined by the canals which
transect it, bordered by pretty shops and restaurants overlooking
the water, as well as by the narrow treets with small streams
running through them. It's a delightful place to stroll around with
the soothing sound of running water constantly in the background.
Occasionally you come across a moss covered wheel harking back to
earlier times when river power was used to drive the local silk and
paper industries. Art galleries abound including the famous Maison
René Char museum showing such greats as Miro and Dufy. But
foremost, Isle sur La Sorgue is renowned for antiques housing more
than 300 shops and dealers with an internationally renowned
Antiques Fair held every Easter and August.