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The Sunday Brocante at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue… in photos

Greetings dear readers and friends! We’re enjoying the long Pentecost weekend over here and thought it would be a nice time to share with you another great experience I had while visiting the Vaucluse a few weekends ago.

I had Sunday morning all to myself and it was quite difficult to decide how to spend my time with so many beautiful villages in the area. Then I remembered it was market day in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue which made my choice very easy – to market, and brocante, I was headed.

It had been about three years since I’d visited Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, but those pretty images of the town were still in my mind. And that Sunday morning did little to disappoint.

Thankfully, I arrived early (around 9:15am), as by the time I left (about 10:30am) there was not a parking place in sight. This is one popular market, and with good reason. Not only do you have the “fruit & veg” side of the market – which also includes house wares, tablecloths, and lovely-smelling soaps from the Luberon (which make great gifts by the way) – there is the famous Isle-sur-la-Sorgue brocante and antiques market that happens every Sunday.

The brocante has been held for close to 40 years, and, as I learned from the Isle-sur-la-Sorgue tourist office site, it has “forged the identity” of the city – giving it an international acclaim. The market “innovated” Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, leading it in a different economic direction from a town that was know for its fishermen, wool-makers, and paper craftsmen.

I don’t pretend to know anything about objects / antiques, but what I do love is admiring them in all their cool and quirky forms.

I hope you enjoy these photos of my morning spent at the Isle-sur-la-Sorgue brocante, and above all, I hope you get a chance to visit one day yourself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marché à la brocante, Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (all year)

Every Sunday, 8am-6pm

Avenue des 4 Otages

Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

 

About Tuula

I’m a 40-ish American woman & I’ve been blogging about my travels around belle Provence since moving here in 2010. You can also find my travel writing in International Living magazine, Charming Small Hotels (France), & Living France magazine. Bienvenue!

2 comments on “The Sunday Brocante at Isle-sur-la-Sorgue… in photos

  1. Did visit this special place but missed the brocante day. I love rummaging around the vintage and old wares with no particular thing in mind to buy. Surprises are good. Glad you enjoyed time by yourself that Sunday morning Tulla. Marg Gibbs

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