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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.


  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.

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

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