The film is in six parts.
L'Isle sur la Sorgue, on the 14th. July. (Bastille Day) The procession is on the river and assembles all the clubs associated with the River Sorgue.
NEGO CHIN RACES.
The fishermen of L'Isle sur la Sorgue invented these water-sports. The unstable boats glide over weirs, down waterfalls and under bridges! These unique races, familiarly called "bateau-cross", take place on the different stretches of the Sorgue.
Blue boat versus red boat. Six strong oarsmen, an alert cox and an opponent standing firmly on his stern platform! This sport has delighted generations of local people who aren't afraid of the cold Sorgue water, 14° C (57° F) all year round. Even girls join in.
FISHING IN THE OLD DAYS. VIDEO
This is a demonstration of fishing with pots, nets and other tackle from yesteryear. It well depicts the town's past.
THE FLOATING MARKET.
For a floating market, you need a river, some boats and some good country produce. All these are part of L'Isle sur la Sorgue's heritage. It's a real market - people selling, people buying - a must for summer visitors.
THE WATER CARNIVAL.
The water carnival takes place every summer on a stretch of the river Sorgue. The carnival queen's float always opens the procession.
Ten floats follow:
"Itsy, bitsy, teeny weeny bikini"
"A day with our friends the penguins"
The finale brings to a close this trip to the land of dreams.
Georges Moretti, an expert on the history of the local fishermen, wrote the text.
Yves Michel, presenting the text, provides a running commentary.