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“even in winter a delight!”

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market
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Perched Villages of the Luberon Day Trip from Marseille
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Owner description: I am a stall holder on the antiques market and it is a super colourful place to work and visit. The market is on every sunday from around 8 am, there is a general markey selling local produce and many other things to tempt you. Along the Ave 4 hostages there is the antique market that is open all day, there is a variety of antiques and unique different things to look at and purchase as a souveneer from provence. Each year there are 2 INTERNATIONAL ANTIQUE FAIRS one at Easter and the other is over the 15th August each year when the whole town explodes with antiques, art and wierd and wonderful things to buy and look at. Check it out and come along you will not be dissapointed.
Barcelona, Spain
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“even in winter a delight!”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

at first i thought that it is really hard to find any attraction or even open restaurants/cafes/bars during the winter months in the luberon. and then i discovered the markets are all open!
bingo!!! and this one in isle-sur-la-sorgue is even taking place on sundays, a day which is usually strictly for cooking and eating at home during the winter time in the provence.
all the restaurants and cafes around the lovely isle of a town are open. while the market is not as prolific as during the summer months you can still shop all your produce, a hat for the mistral, rotisserie chicken, lavender products and other lovely procencal items. it is great people watching and also wonderful antique shopping in any of the many stores around. you can watch the ducks floating around on the sorgue, the river which encircles the old town, visit one of the charming local wine bars and therefore spend your sunday morning, noon......ahhh the provencal way of life.....even in winter, brilliant!
what a delightful day to spend a sunday morning and lunchtime, even during the winter :-)

Visited February 2013
4 Thank kalaidoscope
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Pretty Village”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

This little village is very pretty with all the waterways running through. Market day is busy with all sorts of produce and antiques on offer. Great place for a bite to eat with a large number of restaurants and cafes in town, and as others have suggested it is a lovely spot for 'people watching'. Definitely recommended for a visit. Parking can be an issue.

Visited August 2012
4 Thank harbar1
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San Francisco, California
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“THE market not to miss!”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

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)

Visited September 2012
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“Fabulous Markets”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

Worth visiting the town and the markets. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here! Well worth the trip

Visited November 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This market was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. It wended it's way along both sides of the river and then into streets of the wee village. Fresh produce, cheeses, meats, sausage, chicken, cooked foods, linens, lavender, honey, antiques...and just about anything you could think of in a market was there in abundance. It was such a treat to stroll along and enjoy the atmosphere, and pick up a treasure here and there. We stopped for lunch at one of the multitude of restaurants in the town. It was one on the canal, shady, cool...what a lovely spot for people watching. I would definitely recommend this Sunday market.

Visited September 2012
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