4 authentic love stories: celebrate Valentine's Day in L'Isle sur la Sorgue

Explore the heartfelt stories of 4 couples from L'Isle sur la Sorgue on the occasion of Valentine's Day and discover how love is lived in this city!

What better place (on earth!) to curl up? This article could focus on this question, which does not require an answer as the evidence is so obvious. For this Valentine's Day edition, we are committed to drawing a portrait of the couples who burn with love in our home and make our territory sparkle on a daily basis. They met here, they love each other right there and started (for some of them) a family in exactly this place. Because what is more important than Love after all? You have been warned, emotion sequence in sight...

To get in the mood, we recommend that you dim the lights and press play:
“And whatever you do Love is everywhere you
look In every corner of space In every dream where you
linger Love
as if it were raining Love as if it were raining I loved you
, I love
you and I will love you”

Attention, portraits!

Nathalie and Vincent: The Inseparables

Isle sur la Sorgue Tourism (ISST): Where (exactly) did you meet?
“On the terrace of the Grand Café de la Sorgue, on Friday 13 July 1984, I was 17 and he was 21. A beautiful summer evening where we each came with friends to party, it was our “HQ” at the time.

ISST: Love at first sight or love at first sight?
Favorite... Very different characters, but the same taste for nature, gastronomy, travel and a sense of humor that has always allowed us to overcome all difficulties.

ISST: What is your story in a few words? Any anecdote in particular to let us know?
On this summer evening, Vincent, a farmer, took me on his motorcycle to go to the middle of his fields in the middle of the night to taste melons! This year we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of our meeting and after raising 3 beautiful children, we became grandparents of a little Elohan. We are completely “in love” with this little guy!

Nathalie and Vincent, on their wedding day at L'Église de Saumane de Vaucluse, May 6, 1989

ISST: Your favorite romantic spot?
Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, without hesitation! The Sorgue and its shades of turquoise blue and emerald green, the generous nature and the murmur of the water, we love it! We like to go there in the morning or in the evening to have the impression of being alone in the world in our little paradise.

ISST: In your opinion, what are the must-see places in our country for a romantic getaway?
Discover the hidden treasures of our small villages hand in hand, admire the old stones steeped in history, stroll through the markets, discover local products, feast on fruits and vegetables grown nearby and have a drink on the terrace at the edge of the water. All these moments of simplicity make us happy every day.

ISST: What is your best Valentine's Day memory?
A stroll on the heights of the village of Saumane-de-Vaucluse, where we got married, to admire the sunset. A stroll followed by a romantic dinner while remembering how far we have come in all these years.

ISST: What advice would you give a couple to maximize their Valentine's Day experience with us?
Basic rule: take the time, disconnect, forget your cell phone for a few hours and bask in the sun while savoring the “Provençal” art of living.

Nathalie and Vincent, on the banks of the Sorgue in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse

Laura and Mathieu: the acolytes

Isle sur la Sorgue Tourism (ISST): Where (exactly) did you meet?
Our story began in the corridors of the Lycée Alphonse Benoît in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, more exactly in the South Court. I was 17, he was 18, and he was mostly my best friend.

ISST: Love at first sight or love at first sight?
Clearly it took time, we took a year to perhaps, slightly, admit to each other a certain attraction. And then, you had to pass the baccalaureate. And no, he was just a friend... And then I don't know, and then neither does he, he doesn't know... And the magic of summer worked, I miss him terribly! A little tomato mozzarella at his parents' house and presto, the first stolen kiss. So it's a big crush.

ISST: What is your story in a few words? Any anecdote in particular to let us know?
Lolo and Mat, the “crazy” and the quiet force, the two opposites who grow together, exist, love and still discover each other. I want to go to the right, he to the left. We'll take the time and we'll do both! I was lucky enough to fall in love with my best friend and now I love him even more than that! We went far away, even very far (Australia, Nice, Montpellier...), but we always came back one way or another, at home, in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

Laura and Mathieu at the Lycée Benoit portal, the place where they first met

ISST: Your favorite romantic spot?
An incredible place in Saumane-de-Vaucluse called “La Vue”.. It is our landmark, our hiding place with a breathtaking view of the hilltop village.

ISST: In your opinion, what are the must-see places in our country for a romantic getaway?
So many places in our house! The rise of the Gouffre in love in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, the Café de France one evening in June. It's a bit cliché but we assume it. A stroll to Saumane, to the Haut Perché for the sunset.

ISST: What is your best Valentine's Day memory?
The first is still the cutest. He has just got his driving license and we will go to Avignon like “grown-ups”, in a restaurant near the Palais des Papes that will follow us for a long time.

ISST: What advice would you give a couple to maximize their Valentine's Day experience with us?
We recommend a short stroll along the banks of the Sorgue followed by a dinner at the Carré d'Herbes in the antique dealer village, and if the weather permits (because for February 14, the Mistral can be in), stroll through the flea markets to find the nugget.

Laura and Mathieu, in Carnot Street in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, on their wedding day

Laura and Mathieu, from the roofs of L'Isle sur la Sorgue, view of the Monts de Vaucluse

Maryse and Floreal: The timeless

Isle sur la Sorgue Tourism (ISST): Where (exactly) did you meet?
We met one summer, we were collecting apples to make four cents while on vacation at a farmer in Islois, Route de Caumont. We were a group of friends, we shared our lunches together at lunch break.

ISST: Love at first sight or love at first sight?
It was a crush. We were both shy but we got to know each other.

ISST: What is your story in a few words? Any anecdote in particular to let us know?
It would take more than a few words to sum up our life together. The highlight of our history is that Flo worked for 15 years in China. Our love has remained intact despite the distance and we are now living happy days here, in our “country”.

Maryse and Floréal, in front of a paddle wheel in L'Isle sur la Sorgue, July 24, 1971

ISST: Your favorite romantic spot?
When I was 20 it was for sure, the heights of Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, near the Castle for a splendid view.

ISST: In your opinion, what are the must-see places in our country for a romantic getaway?
Fifty years ago, I would have answered the Lido (now Tour d'Argent) at the ball, it was the meeting place for lovers and young people from Isloise. Today, without hesitation, I would choose a one-on-one break at Chez Philip with the enchanting setting of the Sorgue, not far from the source.

ISST: What is your best Valentine's Day memory?
We didn't really celebrate Valentine's Day, but one year, I remember when Flo was in China, he called me precisely, on February 14, so that I could go and choose a nice gift that would make me happy. Such sweet attention!

ISST: What advice would you give a couple to maximize their Valentine's Day experience with us?
Stay as you are and be 'adventurers'. Long live the unexpected, these are the best times!

Maryse and Floreal, in front of the same paddle wheel, 52 years later..

Lyniss and Mathis: spirited youth

Isle sur la Sorgue Tourism (ISST): Where (exactly) did you meet?
It was in 3rd grade, at Jean Garcin middle school in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.

ISST: Love at first sight or love at first sight?
A big friendly crush for both of us... which ended up being love at first sight 3 years later.

ISST: What is your story in a few words? Any anecdote in particular to let us know?
Our story is that of two friends who could no longer leave each other without thinking about each other. One day Mathis made me realize that we could be much more than that. We live our story here, and even if we move a lot to discover, we always end up coming back. It's obvious, isn't it!?

Lyniss and Mathis, in Fontaine de Vaucluse

ISST: Your favorite romantic spot?
In Fontaine-de-Vaucluse, where I grew up. You can easily gain height and appreciate all points of view. It is always romantic and soothing to admire our landscapes. We pack something to make an aperitif and we take advantage of the time that is ours.

ISST: In your opinion, what are the must-see places in our country for a romantic getaway? There is
nothing better than a good romantic restaurant, and there are lots of ideas around here! But, if we have to make a choice, we would go to Solhel, romantic and delicious as possible.

ISST: What is your best Valentine's Day memory?
Am I allowed to say that we don't particularly celebrate Valentine's Day? Oh yes, once, Mathis worked in the mountains in season and he had a huge bouquet delivered to me. I admit that I really liked it!

ISST: What advice would you give a couple to maximize their Valentine's Day experience with us?
On Valentine's Day, many restaurants offer special menus. An opportunity to discover what is best at this time of year.

Lyniss and Mathis, on the heights of Fontaine de Vaucluse

Isle sur la Sorgue Tourism warmly thanks all these people who were kind enough to answer our few questions and thus be witnesses that the time of a lifetime around here is priceless. We love him to death! (End of playlist).

You too share your Valentine's Day with us #islesurlasorguetourisme

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