Planning Tips Brocantes Provence
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

My Planning Tips for Brocantes In Provence

In the last few years, Saturdays would normally involve a trip across to the wonderful brocante market at Villeneuve-Les-Avignon, arriving early and spending the whole morning just fuddling around the stalls, finding new pieces for the house, or simply letting our imaginations run riot with what we may be able …

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Brocante Cotignac Boutique
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Brocante in Cotignac Le Passé – Le Présent Boutique

By Sophie Bellard: Le Passé – Le Présent is a boutique a cave of wonders, a true cavern of Ali Baba in the center of Cotignac. Nadine Dehennin and her husband opened this brocante and decoration shop more than 30 years ago. It is full of beautiful discoveries, one-of-a-kind items that …

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Brocante Markets Vaucluse
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

Joys of Cycling to Local Brocante Markets in the Vaucluse

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Exploring Brocantes As you have probably gathered by now we tend to enjoy spending our time in France cycling, visiting brocante markets, vide greniers and drinking coffee, with the days passing by in a blur and us inevitably falling into bed each evening tired and …

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Antiques Art You L'Isle sur la Sorgue
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

From Silver to Shrek – Antiques Art and You in L’Isle sur La Sorgue

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I can’t help it – I love any opportunity to fuddle around an Antiques & Brocante market in France and over the August Bank Holiday weekend the Antiques Art and You Festival. It takes place in pretty L’Isle Sur La Sorgue and it’s now becoming rather …

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Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Brocante Silver Provence
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

Exploring the Villeneuve-Lès-Avignon Brocante for Silver and an antique Musket

Last weekend we decided to potter off to enjoy a couple of brocante markets and vide grenier events being held in the area. The last time we’d gone to one we’d found a wonderful French Military History chart for our youngest, Tom, who’s passionate about history, so he too thought …

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Sommières Brocante
ExploreJulie WhitmarshRoad Trips South of France

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

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 Nutmeg had only visited for the …

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Flea Market Finds Vintage Mirror
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A Provencal Flea Market Find a Vintage Mirror

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A flea market find! I couldn’t resist this lovely vintage mirror decorated with old postcards. I had promised myself to stop buying vintage postcards at French flea markets, but this could be characterized as a mirror… n’est-ce-pas? What is the Origin? I originally thought …

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Winter view of Mt Ventoux @Vauclusedreamer
InspireJulie WhitmarshShopping & Gifts

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 Brocante 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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