Le Loft des Antiquaires

L'Isle sur la Sorgue, Vaucluse
Self-catering


No loft, but a romantic ground-floor bolthole for 2, in a charming river-laced town. For peace seekers, stylistas, history lovers...

Bed

1 bed

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 2

The
Experience

Behind the ancient green door in the mellow stone wall lies a wonderful surprise. The building is a former convent (one of many!), built in 1596 in lovely L’Isle sur la Sorgue. Step inside to find a rustic-chic restoration. The theme is neutral and natural, with old beams and new wood floors, honeystone walls, big tactile rugs and warm splashes of colour. Off the entrance is the dining area, with a rustic planked table, a bench to match and a simple, sleek kitchen alongside. Off the open-plan sitting area (fun armchairs, pendant globe) a huge glazed arched doorway opens to a narrow white courtyard with wicker basket chairs. And then there’s the bedroom, with its designer row of coloured lights behind the big bed. As for the bathroom (stone trough basin, walk-in rain shower), it’s one of the finest. There are books, maps, music, satellite TV, and Marlyse’s list of her favourite restaurants; there’s also a private parking space a five-minute walk away. And the town? The church is baroque, the brocante is stunning, the river Sorgue flows through, and the Café de France, close by, is legendary.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights. Pets by arrangement.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €110
Weekly price
from €670
Damage deposit
€€300
Surcharges
€80 cleaning charge.
1 Apartment for 2
From €1101 bed2 bedrooms

Reviews

Great place - clean, well-appointed, centrally-located, walk to everything (coffee bars, shops, banks, restaurants). Ideal place for exploring Provence. Would stay there again. Salome & Elias

Salome, Munich

All our plans for a visit to Vaucluse/Provence were fulfilled based on the wonderful apartment Loft des Antiquaires. This is the right place for trips to the old villages and to enjoy the nature of Vaucluse. A walk around the old part of L´isle sur la Sorgue is perfect before a good evening meal and relax in the apartment. Many details of our visit could be mentioned but the important summary is that "Le Loft des Antiquaires" is one of the best places we have lived in during our visits to different parts of Europe. Many thanks to Marlyse, the perfect hostess.

Lars, Varberg

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Loft Antiquaire. Marlyse has renovated and equipped the apartment with an amazing sense of style in keeping with the image of Isle sur la Sorgue. The bed was comfortable (most important) and the private parking very convenient. We will certainly recommend.

John

Marlyse has created an oasis of serenity and chic in this stunning old convent building. It is clear that she has meticulously planned and successfully created a stylish and thoughtful Airbnb home from home. The 'bible' of information compiled by Marlyse was a welcome addition to local information and the recommendations should be noted as they are very good. Isle - sur - la Sorgue is an upmarket french market town which benefits from both the buzz of market days and the enchanting quality of day to day french life. We hope to return one day. I wholeheartedly recommend this host & Airbnb

Fiona, York

Fabulous accommodation in the heart of the village. We cannot rate it highly enough. The apartment was spotless, Warm welcome. Excellent welcome pack. Great area to explore. Good cafes and restaurants. We've had an exception al holiday -thank you Marlyse

Susan, Surrey

We stayed at 'Le Loft' for a week and it was perfect in every way. Stylish, well equipped and full of French charm and character. Marlyse has thought of everything to ensure you relax instantly and we did! L'Isle sur la Sorgue is truly a 'little Venice', with amazing restaurants, markets and cafes. Everyone in the town is welcoming, with pretty flowers and old waterwheels. It is located within easy access of the lavender fields, Mt Ventoux, hill top towns and the most gorgeous French countryside in which to picnic. We will definitely return. Thank you Marlyse for sharing your special place.

Amanda, Cambridge

Le Loft was exactly as expected based upon the photographs. Very airy and comfortable. The interiors are impeccable. Very French with the earth tones and just the right juxtaposition of old and new. Also, we found the location, not only in L'isle Sur La Sorgue, but the region, very convenient. If driving, Marlyse offers parking very near the Loft. This was great. The walk to and from the car passed by patisseries and a fruit market. Oh la la. We enjoyed our stay at Le Loft and Marlyse such a nice and welcoming host. We definitely recommend Le Loft.

Susan, Seattle

Beautiful space in a beautiful location. Well appointed, with private parking, it serves as an amazing homebase for all things Provence. Marlyse was amazingly communicative and helpful. We are looking forward to staying here again!

Ann, Brooklyn, ny

What a great place to stay, Le Loft has everything you could want. A great central location with the old area of L'isle sur la Sorgue and excellent location for exploring Provence. The Loft has everything you could need, well equipped kitchen to eat your purchases from market days, comfy bed, quiet location and the nearby car park is great. The town is lovely, great places to eat out or shop at the local stores for meat, produce etc. Marlyse is a a great hostess, providing lots of insider tips and reference guides to make your trip more enjoyable. A great stay at Le Loft, thanks.

Louise, Brighton

An amazingly stylish and comfortable apartment in the heart of town yet in a peaceful, quiet road. Loft des Antiquaires is a unique, historic property yet very comfortable (especially the bed - we have never slept so well!) with every modern appliance you could need in a holiday home. Marlyse is a charming and friendly host, living close by which was reassuring, and recommended an amazing local restaurant, Umami, which was just a few minutes' walk from the apartment, great fusion food at very affordable prices. All in all, a memorable stay and we hope to be back soon. Thank you Marlyse.

Anne, Kalkan

Le Loft is a perfect mix of comfort with vintage charm & modern features. Location is amazing, right off the village square, close to shops, restaurants etc. Short walk to secure parking. Modern well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, private courtyard, cozy sitting room, large bedroom with ample storage, modern bathroom with vintage touch, washer/dryer combo available. Our charming host, Marlyse, has thought of everything to provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy exploring the area. Lots of info available regarding places to go, dining options, market days etc. Perfection

Susan, Clayton nc

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to "Le Loft", it is a truly wonderful and charming place to stay in a perfect location, very close to all the excellent amenities of L'Isle. The apartment is full of character, fitted out and decorated to a very high standard and with great taste. Marylyse was excellent, showed us where the reserved parking space was and gave us lots of info about the gorgeous town of L'Isle and the surrounding area. It was the perfect base for visiting all the amazing little villages of Provence. Places like Aix, Arles and St Remy are also within easy reach. We'd love to return

Feargal, Wicklow

We loved our stay at Le Loft des Antiquaires. Its beautifully designed and fitted out with a lot of space plus perfectly located in a central position yet quiet. Marylse was a fabulous host meeting us upon arrival, showing us the carpark and giving us great dining tips. You couldn't find a more perfect place to be based in Provence.

Kim, Auckland

We had a wonderful stay at Le Loft. Marlyse was the perfect host - meeting us at the train station and insisting on wheeling my case to the apartment (a 5 minute walk). The apartment was even more impressive in the flesh than in the pictures. It was fully equipped with everything you need to experience life as a true resident. We even cooked an evening meal on two out of the seven nights we were there - stocking up on ingredients from the local market. Having said this there is an impressive array of restaurants on your doorstep as well as fantastic sights in Provence to explore - parfait!

Melanie, Coventry

We stayed at The Loft at the end of September and early October. It is a wonderful apartment, clean, close to everything and has a quaint feel. If you are seeking a holiday in Provence then I highly recommend the Loft. The owner Marlyse made our trip special as she is always there to assist you if you need help. You walk out the front door straight into the village so it is close to restaurants, supermarkets and all the shops. A wonderful base to explore the luberon.

Avriel, Gold coast

Le Loft des Antiquaires is one of the nicest accommodations we have ever booked. We felt from the first moment at home. Marlyse has created a very stylish atmosphere. Especially at the Sunday market you are right in the middle of the action. The market in L'Isle sur la Sorgue is one of the most beautiful markets in the Provence. L'Isle sur la Sorgue is perfect as a base for exploring the Vaucluse, in particular of the Luberon. Within a half to one hour you can reach almost every interesting place. , We spent a wonderful week in the Loft. Thank Marlsye

Hartmut

Le Loft des Antiquaires is the ideal location for touring Provence. It is so close to everything that day trips are simple. Coming home at the end of the day was always a treat. Le Loft is exactly as picture, beautiful, tasteful, spacious, and completely updated. You will want for nothing here. The very best thing about Le Loft is the owner, Marlyse Pauget. I needed assistance with a health problem and she drove from her village to come to assist me and had it resolved in a few minutes. She truly cares about her guests and will do whatever is necessary to ensure you have the best time.

Diana

Accommodations were perfect. Everything you would need was provided. Because le Loft is located in a small town within approximately a 1 hour drive to all the major tourist towns and small villages in Provence we were able to take day trips and return to L’Isle for dinner. A guest information book included recommended restaurants listed by type, expense and specialty. We always ate well, which is often difficult to do when traveling. Due to age related physical limitations we did not take part in sports related activities in the area, however, a great spot for travelers of all ages.

Paulette

We were so happy to have the opportunity return to Le Loft for a second visit, our first visit being in May of 2013. Le Loft is beautifully decorated, so very comfortable, and located in center of our favorite provincial town, L'Isle Sur La Sorgue. The owner, Marlyse, is wonderful to work with went above and beyond to make our visit perfect. Le Loft is a great base for exploring the area, but the best part of all was returning to Le Loft and L'Isle Sur La Sorgue. Highly recommend!!

Cindy

We recently stayed at the loft and had a wonderful holiday. This first rate property has been stylishly renovated and decorated. The owner, Marlyse was very helpful and friendly. Her restaurant recommendations were spot on and there were even guide books provided. The town itself has a real buzz and I loved the twice weekly markets and the antique shops. You feel like you are in a "real" French town. There are masses of places to visit nearby and things to do but sitting outside the Cafe De France in the square had to be one of my favourite.

Sheena

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marlyse Pauget

  • Located in Provence, between Avignon and the Luberon, l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is named after its river with crystal clear water, the Sorgue which gives it an old-fashioned atmosphere, very picturesque. The past has been preserved here. It feels good!
  • The source of the River Sorgue is 6km away, where it appears from underground at the extraordinary natural site of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. Before the town the river divides into numerous canals which give the town its charm & its nickname Venice in Provence
  • L'Isle-sur-Sorgue is a center of antiques and brocanteurs of international renown. More than 250 decoration and antique shops make up a major economic activity, and every Sunday of the year a brocante takes place along the banks of the River Sorgue
  • It is a pretty and lively town with many shops & good restaurants some gourmet, and some not. There is a big and famous market every Sunday and an other one, smaller, on Thursday mornings. There are 2 International Flea markets, each year on Easter & Aug 1
  • L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is an ideal base from to discover the fabulous natural, architectural and cultural heritage of Provence, nearby the hilltop villages of the Luberon (15km),the Alpilles Villages (30km), the villages of Côtes du Rhône (30km) etc...
  • There are many sporting activities : Golf, cycling (Mont Ventoux), hiking (the Vaucluse is a hiker's paradise), canoeing-kayaking on the Sorgue, rock climbing (the region is a well-known climbing center in Provence) and there is so much more to discover...