Over the last 30 years L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue has become known all over France for its antiques. This picturesque little town has over 250 antique, art and decoration shops offering an extensive array of treasures from amongst its incredible collections. I told you last time how on Sundays, in addition to its traditional Provencal market an antiques market can be found strung between the main street and the river side. But also, twice a year, in April and August the entire town is transformed into a huge antique collectors market.
This April we spent a delightful day at the Foire Internationale Brocante & Antiquités browsing through the treasures.
Over 200 stalls ribbon their way by the quayside of the Sorgue and through the streets.
Experts are on hand with advice about the origins and authenticity of items for sale, it is an antiques extravaganza not to be missed!
Gautier Park becomes a stunning antiquarian village.
Exhibitors from across France and Europe offer their finest goods;
antiques, secondhand goods, old books, contemporary art, design & decoration pieces.
Just 25 km east of Avignon, between Carpentras and Cavaillon, even if you’re not into shopping for antiques or strolling through markets, L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue should be part of every itinerary for this part of Provence.
Abundant with history, wander the narrow ancient streets, and watery fringes resplendent with bright foliage where its waterwheels and little bridges will charm and delight.
The next faire will be August 15 – 18 2019
Sadly I won’t be able to make it but if you do I’d love to hear what you found!
Do you know if the Spring Antiques Fair is always at Easter, as it was this year, 2019 or just sometime in April?
Best wishes Rachel
Sorry for the delay in responding, I believe there are normally 2 fairs one in April and one in August. Here is their website so you can check@ http://bit.ly/2KCRwME. Thanks for getting in touch. Best Caroline