Aug 2012

Sunday Market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue


On our final day in Provence, we perused the Sunday market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. Located 23 kilometers from Avignon, this small Provençal town is famous for its Venice-like canals, working water wheels, and sprawling Sunday market. As we crisscrossed our way along the waterways, we found hundreds of vendors selling everything from local produce to soaps to espadrilles. I bought some of each.

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

First, cherries and cantaloupes were procured for a light breakfast. The vendor was nice enough to slice our melon into manageable pieces.

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

With our fingers sticky with fruit juice, we moseyed over to the sausage vendor, where we purchased three beautiful links for lunch. The Astronomer chose an herb-crusted sausage, while Mom chose a smoked variety. I settled on one made with figs. All three were seriously amazing. The vendor was nice enough to slice our sausages into manageable pieces.

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

Following our informal lunch spread set on the stoop of a random building, we continued to shop around. Since we couldn’t purchase one of the fabulous looking roasted chickens, we did the next best thing and shared a serving of roasted potatoes soaked in chicken drippings.

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

The Astronomer insisted that we find the giant moss-covered water wheels before heading out. And so we did.

Check out the rest of our adventures in Provence via Flickr. Lavender fields, muddy red towns, Roman aqueducts, oh my!

One year ago: Santouka Ramen – Los Angeles
Two years ago: Golden China Restaurant – Rowland Heights
Three years ago: Villa Saverios – Tijuana
Four years ago: Eating in Chaoyang, China
Five years ago: Deep-Fried Goodness

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

  1. Oh how I adore that small town – so charming. One of my favourite market baskets comes from there. Thanks for the reminder.

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