It may sound silly, but this market has now become a MUST-DO for us on every holiday in France. The three river surroundings are delightful, the wealth of antiques spectacular, but it is the vast range of offerings here that have drawn us back. As with many things, the presence of locals is a clue. This place is busy for every open hour, with the pathways and streets filled with people milling through an expansive set of stalls that reaches all through the old town. One thing we learned by chatting with vendors is that they all will attend this market, then go on to various others in the region, but Sorgue is where you will see them ALL.
Here are a few tips we've learned:
1) PARKING is difficult - plan to grab whatever you come across up to a kilometer away. Try across the river south where there is public parking and some streetside.
2) PLAN> This market stretches through a maze of back streets and small plazas. It is best to get a local street map and plan how you will cover it, or you'll find yourself revisiting some areas as you wander and get off track.
3) GEAR> You will end up walking a lot so wear good shoes, and a cloth sack or backpack is a great asset as your purchases accumulate (they WILL)