THE OLIVE OIL OF L’ISLE-SUR-LA-SORGUE
Ambassador of a Provence
of creativity and excellence,
l’Huile H embodies the identity
and ambition of L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
As the only “extra virgin” oil extracted from olive groves planted within the limits of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and to be sold worldwide, L’Huile H stands as an ambassador of the land which brought it to life.
It embodies the identity of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue firstly because the site of the Domaine is the same as that of the very first inhabitants of the town, and, secondly because the values of creativity, of beauty and of excellence shared by all those who contribute to making L’Huile H are also those of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
With its canals, which date back to the Roman era, its mills, which testify to a past rooted in excellence in its textile industry, and the richness of its heritage, this “Venice of Vaucluse” – or “Illa de Venissa” in Provence dialect – is a symbol of beauty in the very heart of “Belle Provence”. It is bounded by the mountain chain of the Alpilles, Luberon, and what is referred to as the three “A”: Avignon, Arles and Aix-en-Provence.
It is also a town of art and culture, probably because it is recognized as the city of antiques and art galleries: it ranks third in Europe for its flea markets, antiques; it brings together 300 antiquaries and gallerists all year long, and over 800 exhibitioners during its annual fair on August 15th. The town is also famous because several big names of industry of art have lived or currently live there.
L’Huile H is sold worldwide but it fully identifies with the spirit of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue and its community as a “global village”: the town boasts on the one hand a humane size, simplicity, authenticity, as well as its identity, architectural, cultural, natural, agricultural and gastronomic heritage; on the other hand, it stands for open-mindedness, especially through the hospitality of its population, the richness and diversity of its celebrities and artists, and its tourists who hail from all over the world. It is in fact very much like its poet René Char who used to host Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque or Nicolas de Staël.