Published: July 10th 2010July 10th 2010
We just wanted to share with you the wheels of this unique little village in Provence where we stayed for our week en Provence via a photo collection of the wheels that originally,date back from around the 17th century.
These wheels assisted in the production of all the paper, grains and silks in the region.
The tracery of rivers, all surrounding Isle sur la Sorgue were dotted with 77 of these working wheels , but now only 14 remain, they were and are ,all powered by one of the largest natural springs in the world .
They add a unique charm and character to this 14th century village, that we came to really know after a week of our early morning walks winding in between the canals and narrow winding streets.
And get this in their spare time they fished 35000 Crayfish a day- none left Bugger!!!
Known now for its local produce market on a Wednesday and famous for it´s Saturday, very authentic Provencial market.. which we got to enjoy!!
They now also produce pottery and mohair and are a famous location in France for Antiqitaires.(which I stayed right away from,....would´nt fit in the $29er, ....shame!!!!!!)
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There are more photos below