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“Annual water market is wonderful”

L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Market
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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.
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

I visited the weekly market on Sunday, August 3, 2014. I was fortunate to catch the annual boat market, taking place in the river just behind the water wheel. It was similar to the boat market in Bangkok, or like buying seafood from the boats in Sai Kung pier in Hong Kong. The farmers are dressed up in beautiful costumes, selling their produce in boats. This also gives you the impression of gondola in France. It was an amazing experience. Do watch out for the upcoming date of this event.

Thank Shirley Y
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is a Sunday market containing everything from fresh fruits to shoes, belts, toys....anything that you could think of! The vendors begin setting up early on Sunday morning and the pedestrian streets, very narrow to start with, are filled with umbrella covered shops. People are shoulder to shoulder and the only comparison that I could make would be Mardi Gras in New Orleans without the drunks and sex shops. This is a very family friendly place and the experience is something to behold. Given the currency difference between the dollar and euro, it is hard for an American to judge the values of the items, but they did not appear to be extremely overpriced.

3  Thank Al M
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

This is the cutest town in Provence! We love it. Market is great. But mostly new stuff and local produce. The flea part is more antiques with quite high prices. It is nevertheless worths a visit. Come no later than 9am to get a parking spot. Plus later it gets hot and very crowded. Every Saturday in the middle of town.

Thank Cajsadilla
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Superheated Provencal colours, sounds, tastes, music, antique bits, proper slow food, people in local costumes in punts and on bikes, stalls lining all the streets, shaded courtyards full of country-house architectural salvage. A giant Victorian-era waterwheel. Massive quantities of properly authentic French country-house stuff. Massive quantities also of not quite so authentic tourist tat, so just seek out the good streets!

Hard to beat this place on a summer's market day. Grab a Ricard and watch the world go by, then take home a bootful of country house stuff.

Thank artyemm
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

We like to go and "immerge" ourselves in the Market at L'Isle sur la Sorgue ! There is a smaller version on Thursdays and the large and not to be missed one on Sundays, with its well known second hand dealing. Every possible smell, Marseille soap, olives, exotic spices, melon, delicatessen...and every possible colours, clothes, bed covers, perfume bottles, fruits, vegetables...and the voices of the merchants with their typical south of France accent, that blend in and make it a real experience...! You probably will have to park a little distance from the center, but if you happen to be in the area, don't miss this great market experience !

Thank DrH704
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