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Antiques & Markets

Provence is often described as not just a place but a way of life. And what better place to experience this than strolling the streets of a provencal market with stalls laden with tempting produce. The best of local fruit and vegetables, jolly straw baskets in interesting designs and gorgeous bunches of fresh and dried flowers to enhance the colourful scene. Every town and village holds a weekly market and we can recommend the very best ones to visit at any time of the year and give you all the information about your local market days during your holiday.

And if bargain hunting is on your agenda or you are searching for that once in a lifetime find, then the local brocante (bric a brac) and antiques fairs are a treasure trove of delights.

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Local Markets

Innumerable types of cheese, plump olives, saucisson, regional wines, and the best of locally produced seasonal fruit and vegetables from asparagus and strawberries in April to plump melons and apricots in June.

Local cheeses

Colourful linens and provencal cloth in a myriad of patterns and styles. Tablecloths in every shape and size, quilted bed covers, lovely linen napkins, you really will be spoilt for choice.

Provencal cloth

Lovely natural soaps in an unimaginable choice of scents from lavender to raspberry, olive oil to opium. Pretty jewellery and charming straw baskets.

Natural soaps

And of course superb pottery from glazed table ware in lovely provencal colours to artisan designed individual pieces to enhance any home.

Pottery market

If you are in the area at the end of August the Lavender Fete in Sault is a must. The market at the Fete provides you with a hundred and one different ways of using lavender from lavender bags for your drawer, beautiful bunches of dried flowers and even lavender crepes!

Lavender Fete in Sault
Brocante markets

Many villages and towns hold special brocante markets and much bigger antiques events throughout the year. Stalls are laden with glassware, pottery and interesting old artifacts. Just potter around the stalls, you never know what you might find.

Isle sur la Sorgue

And the superb antiques galleries in the lovely old riverside town of Isle sur la Sorgue are not to be missed if good antiques are your interest. Combined with a visit to the local antiques and provencal market held every Sunday morning in the town, what better way to spend a day browsing the stalls followed by lunch at a riverside cafe in the warm sunshine.

Page updated: 05-Dec-2018