Born and raised in Saint-Etienne, I now live in a small village near Lyon where I work as an antique dealer and interior designer. With a passion for antique objects and materials, colours and shapes, I can fulfill my desires and set my imagination free through renovation projects.
I fell in love over a decade ago with Luberon and especially with L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a home for antique dealers. It then became obvious I had to settle down there.
Welcome to my cocoon, a 45-square meter apartment, on the 2nd and last floor of a XIXth century building. With an east/west orientation and crossing light, the temperature is cool in summer and comfortable in winter. Entirely renovated with ancient materials and one-of-a-kind pieces collected at antique fairs, its decoration reflects my personnality. It is the perfect place for a solo, a romantic or a telework stay.
I wanted to highlight the huge wood beam by integrating it through the window frame and create a quiet harmonious neutral and natural atmosphere. Colours are added through furniture, tainted linen and objects or paintings. I chose limewash (badigeon à la chaux) for walls and ceilings, a material with a velvet touch, and smooth waxed concrete for the floor, to match the walls.
In the very heart of the city, come discover this quiet apartment at the end of a peculiar street, the name of which will become obvious when you walk through it. Just a few steps away from all types of shops : bakeries, restaurants, cafés, grocery stores, caterers, markets and of course all the antique shops and design stores.
Sunset awaits you in the bedroom, a starting point for exciting excursions through this picturesque city and beautiful region.
So you can feel just like at home, I picked a few local and organic products you will find in the apartment :
Shower gel Compagnie de Provence
Olive oil Moulin Clos des Jeannons
Honey from the Agnel family
Tea and tisanes Nuvem.tea
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is one of the must-see places of Provence. Colorful with green and water, this island city is nicknamed “Venice Comtadine”. Located at the foot of the Vaucluse plateau, the town is crossed by several canals fed by the Sorgue. Let yourself be guided by its freshness to the watershed, site where the river splits into two arms for the first time after taking its source at Fontaine de Vaucluse, 7km upstream.
You will appreciate all the charm of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue as you stroll through its narrow streets and along the canals, you will discover the paddle wheels dressed in moss by time.
In the heart of the city, come and visit the beautiful Notre-Dame des Anges collegiate church with its baroque interior, dating from the 17th century.
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is now internationally renowned thanks to the antique fairs which take place twice a year and the numerous antique shops, open all year round from Friday to Monday.
On Thursdays and Sundays, savor the authentic and colorful Provencal market which stretches along the canals and in the city, one of the largest and oldest markets in Provence.
With its Authenticity and Provençal art of living, the Luberon is part of an exceptional territory in the South East of France. The Luberon massif is a low-lying mountain range that stretches from east to west between the Alpes de Haute Provence and the department of Vaucluse.
The Luberon is worth a detour, for the beauty of its landscapes and its hilltop villages (five of which are classified as some the most beautiful villages in France: Ansouis, Lourmarin, Ménerbes, Rousillon and Gordes), Rustrel, Cucuron, Saignon, Bonnieux, Oppède, Fontaine de Vaucluse, Pernes les Fontaines, Lacoste… and many others.
Go visit the castles, the churches, the cemeteries (that of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is beautifully decorated), roam the ocher lands, walk the narrow streets of the perched villages, stroll through the highly colored markets, or sit on the terrace of a cafe to watch the scenes of life.
The Luberon also offers a great diversity of local products, such as olives, lavender, honey, melon, truffles, wine, candied fruit …
The discovery of the Luberon is endless, it’s up to you to live and write your experience.
- Colorado Provençal
- Forêt des cèdres
- Les châteaux de Ansouis, Gordes, Lacoste, Lourmarin
- Parc naturel régional du Luberon
- Les mines de Bruoux
- L’abbaye de Sénanque
Hunting for antiques
Hunting for ancient treasures is more than a passion, it is my job. Here are some adresses and fairs for good hunting:
• Professional flea market every Saturday morning in Villeneuve Lez Avignon
• Professional flea market and antiques every Sunday morning in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
• Flea market every Sunday morning in Carpentras “under the plane trees”
• Professional flea market every last Sunday of each month in Eygalières
What a great idea to make a gift to mark a special occasion or simply to please, you can contact me by email, together we will create a tailor-made gift!
The apartment is a unique place that can be rented for a shooting, more info and quotes by email!
40 rue de l’Anguille
Nearest airport and train station
The nearest airport is Marseille-Provence.
There are trains from Marseille-Provence to Isle-sur-la-Sorgue with the SNCF and TER trains which cover 73km in 1h23 minutes.
Isle-sur-la-Sorgue train station is 800m from the apartment or 10min on foot.
Where to park
- Parking lot by the building, Place Raspail (narrow passage but not impossible)
- Portalet parking 400m (free)
- L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue car park 250m (free)
- Along the nearby canals (Free)
Once parked, everything can be done on foot, have a good stay!
Good spots I want to share with you
- Café fleurs L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Food and location are spot on !
- Auberge de Lagnes Everyday a delicious menu with fresh products from the market.
- La Maison Jouvaud L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, I love their rhubarb pie !
- Eulalie, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Excellent quality seafood and fish.
- Chez Stephane, For cheese lovers !
- Moulin Clos des Jeannons Gordes, the best olive oil around !
- Produits de la ruche Murs, route de Gordes, Red label lavander honey !
- Le Vivier L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a Michelin starred restaurant.
phone : 06 22 45 91 95