Winter view of Mt Ventoux @Vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

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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Garden Furniture @Hildast
Hilda StearnLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

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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Wine tasting an lunch in Carpentras #OurHouseinProvence
Our House in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine tasting lunch alfresco and a visit to Carpentras

Contributor blog post by Michel: We always devote at least 1/2 day to shopping for kid’s clothes for our precious grandkids. Shirley’s favorite shops for kids are in the town of Carpentras, which is about 12 miles from Sablet. As we chatted one morning about going to Carpentras, it came out …

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Vintage Parisian Cartes Postales #Broccante @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Vintage Parisian Architecture Postcards

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I was at the Carpentras flea market a couple weeks ago and came upon this 1920s album. I couldn’t help myself when I saw that the book was being sold with postcards as well. Despite most likely paying too much, the first 3 pages …

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Sunday Flea Market
Ashley TinkerLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Puces Brocante à Carpentras – Sunday Flea Market

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker The photo is just an example of the great mix of treasures you’ll find at Carpentras. The Sunday antique market at Carpentras is my favourite weekly antique market. As you may already know, the town of Isle sur la Sorgue is the king of …

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Hilda Stearn French Car #French #Provence #Car
Expat Living and Real EstateHilda StearnLiving in Provence

The long road well travelled

Hilda Stearn entertains us with her story about how a made-in-Italy, Spanish-registered car from London meets Provence’s paperasse.

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