Cafes with a history in The South of France for Art Lovers

1) Café de France

In 1979, the French photographer Willy Ronis took a black and white photo of the Café de France, a town institution in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. It’s early morning and the cafe owner is just walking out of her establishment while some men sit and enjoy a drink and a chat at two tables outside the cafe. One of the men obviously stopped to pick up a baguette at the baker en route to the cafe. That is what Ronis excelled at: capturing daily life in a snapshot, with his fabulous eye. A lot has changed since then: tourists have found their way to the town and the street has been repaved, which explains the larger terrace. Fortunately, the cafe’s old interior has been preserved.

bar interior of the Café de France

14 place de la Liberté, 84800 L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vaucluse

+33 (0)9 62 25 76 28

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