Sommières Brocante
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Provence Getaway: A Night Away and a Visit to the Sommières Brocante

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: The last couple of days have been a bit of a whirl, which culminated on Friday in me driving my eldest across to the beautiful Gorges du Tarn, where he is doing a month’s ‘Work Away’ at a small bike-hire company Mellow Vélos. The …

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Visit Isle sur la Sorgue Brocante
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Visit Isle sur la Sorgue for a Touch of Venice in Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Most people (read tourists) go to l’Isle sur la Sorgue for one of two reasons: The Sunday market – one of the largest in the region The 300+ antique stores and dealers Very few would go because they were expecting Venice in Provence. Ginger and …

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Winter view of Mt Ventoux @Vauclusedreamer
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Sunday Morning Brocante Flea Market in Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that one of the things I love most about France is the chance to spend the weekends pottering round some of the fabulous local ‘brocante’ markets. In the Summer, the weekends pass by …

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Winter Grey skies in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
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A Saturday Drive across the Rhone for Brocantes and Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Not every day starts with blue skies & sunshine in Provence and Saturday was one of those days! When we woke, the rain was drumming on the roof and the whole place just looked soggy, so any thoughts of a bike ride went out of …

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French Brocante @Bfblogger2015
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What’s So Special About French Brocantes?

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: Tell me there’s a brocante nearby and I’m there! If I start off another blog post with “one of my favorite things,” please excuse me. It’s just that it’s so hard for me to contain myself when describing some of the fun things to …

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Vide Greniers @VaucluseDreamer
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Sunday Morning Antiques Hunting in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: If Saturday is a day for the local market then Sunday has become a day to spend the morning pottering around a local Brocante market or village ‘Vide Greniers’ event. In the summer, we often found that we had to make a choice between …

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Vaucluse views of Mont Ventoux @VaucluseDreamer
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A 3-day Taster Trip to the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Where do I start? This last week has been lovely – the house has been full (a great test of the temporary fabric walls & open plan bathroom!) Not only has my eldest son been visiting with his girlfriend, but also my mum, so …

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Brocante and Lily of the Valley @Vauclusedreamer
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A Provencal day of Brocante and Lily of the Valley

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: From the middle of the week I could see that today was shaping up to be a busy day. Not that I had a list of things that had to be done, but more because I’d seen signs for 3 local ‘Vide Grenier’ events …

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Garden Furniture @Hildast
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Garden Furniture Impulse buy or 3 year search

Perhaps it is the weather or the hunt for a bargain that drives literally thousands of people to visit a brocante (second-hand markets) especially in the summer. Well-known places such as Isle-sur-la Sorgue seamlessly blend antiques with second hand goods. I have never known what is a bargain and what …

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Wander around the Brocante in Aix en Provence

Enjoy Jill’s wonderful photos of the market in Aix-en-Provence. You can read more about how to navigate brocantes in Provence here and see more of Jill’s wonderful photos here.

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