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Antique Shops, Notre Dame des Anges & Villa Datris in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France

Best things to do in L'Isle sur la Sorgue France - Kevin McGoff - City view by Wafi Hasab on Unsplash

City view of L'Isle sur la Sorgue. Photo by Wafi Hasab on Unsplash.

I’m really excited to interview Kevin McGoff of Next Stop Sur la Route about L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France. Kevin’s tips for the best things to do in L’Isle sur la Sorgue are awesome because he retired from being a lawyer and stumbled upon Isle Sur La Sorgue when exploring France. He’s now a freelance travel writer and splits his time between here and the U.S.

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Poppies in bloom.

L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Isle sur la Sorgue Tourisme, the local visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Partages des Eaux

Getting around L’Isle sur la Sorgue

The local airport is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), which is about a 50-minute drive to L’Isle sur la Sorgue.

Kevin says that you can explore the main part of the city without a car. However, it would be difficult to explore the region beyond the city without one. For the best offers, visit Avis, Budget, or Hertz.

The region is a cyclists’ paradise, and you can easily ride between the local towns on a bike if you have the endurance. The train network is excellent, and the local train station connects visitors to anywhere in Europe, including the Marseille Airport.

There are taxis. However, you won’t find Uber or Lyft when visiting. 

Best things to do in L'Isle sur la Sorgue France - Kevin McGoff - Antique dealers

L’Isle sur la Sorgue has the most antique dealers in France outside of Paris. Stroll through the local shops to explore the history and find a souvenir.

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Kevin McGoff about L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France
  • Green dots = best things to do in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, France

Who is Kevin McGoff?

Kevin is a freelance travel writer who lives part of the year in the South of France. He and his wife extended their time in France over the past four years so they can appreciate the treasure of life in small-town France by becoming a part of the community.

He started writing about Provence, then moved beyond in a widening circle. His stories about cycling in Italy, cruising on a self-piloted river barge, and street art in Berlin and Denver have appeared in print and online publications. When Google was developing its travel website, Kevin was selected to contribute to the pilot program Touring Birds. His writing subjects tend toward the world outside his apartment door. He writes about a variety of destinations and attractions thanks to the easy access to the French rail system, the airport in Marseille, and the highways of Europe.

Kevin began travel writing as a vehicle for transitioning to something following his professional career as an attorney. After moving to Provence, his article in International Living won a travel writing award in a contest sponsored by The Travel Writer’s University. When he and his wife are not in the South of France or off on another adventure, they can be found in Indianapolis visiting family and friends. They also love to lounge on the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they enjoy spending time escaping the gray chill of winter. Their apartment near Avignon, in the town of Isle sur la Sorgue, is nestled in the land conquered by Julius Caesar and made famous by Peter Mayle and Marcel Pagnol.

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Here are a few articles that he’s written:

You can connect with Kevin on his website and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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The city is a popular destination for cycling.

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