The Garden House at La Saugie
Things To Do
Things to Do
Road Train - Good one for the children. €2 for a short trip from the Palais des Papes up to the gardens on the hill or €6 for a 40 minute tour of the city.
Discounted entry fees are available with the "Avignon Passion" pass available free at the ticket booths of all the sites.
Canoeing at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Allow about 2 hours for the canoeing and half an hour for the coach back to your car.
Directions: From Isle-sur-la-Sorgue take the road to Fontaine de Vaucluse and Kayak Vert will be signposted after about 5km. Allow 1 hour 15 minutes to get there from the house.
Cost (Summer 2013): €18 per adult and €12 per child. Canoes available for 1, 2, 3 or 4 people.
You must book in advance as the canoeing parties leave at scheduled times. Tel: 04 90 20 35 44.
Fontaine de Vaucluse
Park in one of the car parks (€3.50) and walk up to the Fontaine then take a leisurely walk back browsing the shops and Paper Mill. Have lunch in one of the many restaurants overlooking the river and then visit the French Resistance museum in the afternoon (but only if you understand the language).
As you are only 10 minutes away, why not combine this with a stroll round the antique centre of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue or the canoeing above. It's a beautiful town with the River Sorgue weaving in and out of every street.
Good quality bikes are easily available for hire in Vaison-la-Romaine for around €25/€30 a day. Please ask and we'll tell you where to go.
Pont du Gard
The Pont du Gard is about 50 minutes from the La Saugie. Take the motorway towards Nimes airport and follow the brown signs before you get to Nimes. Entrance fee of €18 per car with up to 5 passengers
Lavender Fields and Museum
Monday: Bedoin - A good local market with a good atmosphere. Not as big as the Vaison market on a Tuesday.
Tuesday: Vaison-la-Romaine - A very good market with plenty to see and buy. All the usual food stalls plus local crafts, clothes, plants, souvenirs etc. A good selection of cafes in the main square for a drink or lunch. This one's our favourite..!
Thursday: Orange - A good market although
not as big as Vaison or Carpentras. Worth a visit if you wish to see the Roman Amphitheatre in Orange.
Friday: SABLET - A very small, local market, don't get too excited..!
Saturday: Uzes - Lots of food stalls with local specialities. Worth combining with a trip to the Pont du Gard.
Sunday: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue - The largest antique market outside Paris plus all the usual food and craft stalls. Well worth a trip if you have the time.
Local Wine Tours
Domaine de Mourchon Tour
Local History Tour
The tour is guided (in English) by local historian Janet Henderson. Call 06 42 24 65 56 or email email@example.com for details/times. Tour costs €25 per person (minimum 3 people) and takes between 2½ & 3 hours.