9.00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel in Aix en Provence or Marseille.
Drive towards L'Isle sur la Sorgue, a charming Provencal town of 18,000 inhabitants in the heart of the Vaucluse region. It is a must in Provence regarding antiques, and it is a bargain hunter's paradise. Antique dealers and flea market traders have been settling here for over 30 years, and there are currently almost 400 of them, giving l'Isle sur la Sorgue the charm and prestigious reputation it is known for. It is one of the most important towns in France for antiques. L'Isle sur la Sorgue is nicknamed 'Venice Comtadine', 'Venice' for its similarities with Venice, a major Italian town of art and culture, and 'Comtadine' as the town was at the heart of the Comtat-Venaissin region (now known as the Vaucluse). The Comtat-Venaissin belonged to the Pope from 1274 until 1791. L'Isle sur la Sorgue became part of France in 1791, at the end of the Pope's reign. Lunch is at your leisure.
Continue on to Fontaine de Vaucluse and see the impressive spring that flows out of the 230m high cliff. This gigantic source is the most powerful in France. 630 million cubic meters of water flow out every year. The emerald green calm summer waters become spectacular in the wet season. However, in all seasons secondary springs flow into the river to create an extremely beautiful shady pool under the immense plane trees.
5.00 pm: Back to Avignon at the end of the afternoon.