Thursday, October 24, 2013

L'Isle Sur La Sorgue

L'Isle Sur La Sorgue is a small town about 22 kilometers from Avignon on the Sorgue River.  The bus ride takes about a half an hour and is well worth the 2€ cost.  It's a very charming small town with 14 non-functioning but picturesque water wheels.  We did the walking tour suggested by the tourist office which passes a number of the water wheels.  These wheels were once used to power silk, paper, oil, grain and leather mills.  Now L'Ile Sur La Sorgue is primarily known for its antique markets.  There are lots of pedestrian streets lined with interesting shops.

After working up an appetite we stopped at a restaurant on one of the canals for a very nice meal from the formule menu.  Bill's appetizer was goat cheese in a phyllo pastry, while I had the butternut squash soup.

For our main dishes, I had a stew and Bill had salmon with potatoes and vegetables.

After lunch we had just enough time to take a look at the church which has both a clock and a moon dial on its front.

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