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A charming place to stay & shop antiques in France

A beautiful little village in Provence 
with patina covered buildings
and an antiques market every weekend?


Pretty much a must stop, right? 



 L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue is such a beautiful little town... 
full of so much character, French charm and beauty.





It is tucked  just outside of Avignon- which we had visited our previous trip to France.


After Paris, we hopped the train to Avignon- and then over to L'isle-sur-la-Sorgue
where we were staying for a few days.


It checked all the boxes for a stop and explore- a charming village, antiques, 
and a beautiful hotel to stay in.


We stayed with the elegant Grand Hotel Henri
 in a beautifully decorated French style room 


with three sets of French doors and a balcony that looked out over the town.



The style of the hotel is grand - with a bit of  design drama.
Rich red walls and gilding, marble stairs and traditional French style rooms.



And the location of the hotel made it a perfect spot to stay to enjoy the town and ambiance-
 it is right next to their river and the historic areas.


One of the things that we loved was they also have a restaurant as well. 
The chef created a vegetarian dish for us- and it was beyond good. 
Seriously so.delicious. 
The chef and staff at the hotel really went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed.


Breakfast was a traditional serve yourself spread of French pastries, fruit and breads- we enjoyed out on the patio by the fountain before heading out to explore.
The old world charm of this little town- so perfect.


I must have wandered the streets for hours 


peeking into alleys and snapping row after row of buildings covered in patina. 




Aside from the beauty in this charming village in Provence- 
one of the draws of staying and visiting in this area is that they have an abundance of antique shops and a weekend market.

We wandered out on Saturday and perused the shops while 
exploring the historical town areas.


It is a dream place to shop for those French antiques folks- around.every.corner.






But that wasn't even the half of it. 
One of the things that Hotel Grand Henri shared with me when we were talking about working together was that there is a Sunday antiques market every weekend along with the farmers market.
That is what you call DREAM shopping folks. 


Which basically, when we were sitting on our balcony- 
the vendors were setting up right outside our hotel across the street
 early Sunday morning.


We enjoyed our breakfast and then headed out for a quick run and did a little shopping.
Which is going to have to be a whole second post on the antiques here
 because there was so much beauty.



After wrapping up- we headed back to beautiful Grand Hotel Henri for a bit of relaxing before getting ready for the next stop on the trip. 
If you are looking for a place to stay and do some of the best antique shopping in Provence- 
highly recommend a stay with Grand Hotel Henri in L'isle-sur- la -Sorgue.
They were so wonderful- and so attentive to everything you might need and really made us feel so welcome and at home. And for those shopping-
they will help you find the perfect shipper to get your treasures home- so plan on the weekend for the antiques market too.

Stay tuned for more on antique shopping here coming your way
and where our travels took us next.

Happy Monday all.




*disclosure- I partnered with Grand Hotel Henri to share my stay and the charming town -
but all love of the hotel and the town are my own.

3 comments

  1. Love seeing your pics. I was only there for an afternoon and sorry could not stay longer. Thanks for sharing look forward to more about your trip.

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  2. Great post. I'll put this town on my list.

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  3. Love this post! Great pictures, and the hotel looks beautiful.

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