Bi-Annual Antique Fair at L'Isle sur la Sorgue
Out with the old and, well, in with the old is the flavour of August in Isle sue La Sorgue, Provence, as the International Antiques Fair once again descends on the region. Held bi-annually at Easter and in August, the fair is one of the biggest in the world and understandably attracts tens of thousands of world-wide exhibitors, browsers and buyers.
Whether you’re a serious buyer or a casual browser, the breadth of product is truly astounding and whole days can be lost meandering around stalls and sipping coffee in waterside cafes whilst chatting to some of the fascinating antique experts who are on hand to offer advice.
If you miss the fair dates then don’t fear as smaller antique markets are held here every Sunday and plenty of dealers residing here permanently so antique bargain hunters can be sure to find something no matter when they visit. The fairs however create a real buzz and represent this region at its finest, doing what it does best.
This summer’s event runs from 15th – 18th August 2013.
where to stay in Provence...
Early 2016 Booking Special: Book before the end of November and take advantage of 2015 rates. Set in the beautiful Provencal countryside, Les Fontaines boasts wonderful views of vineyards and cherry trees from its private and secluded grounds. Perfect for both relaxation and those seeking a more adventurous experience, this restored traditional villa offers a range of activities which are accessible only a short distance of the property, including cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding, canoeing and wine tasting in the villages of the Côtes du Rhône and the Ventoux area. This idyllic villa is ideal for both small or large groups, couples and families. Explore scenic views while hiking through the trails leading from the property into surrounding areas or if you're feeling a little more energetic follow the trails on an early morning or evening jog.
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Set among 20 hectares of breathtaking countryside, this elegant 'mas' has been painstakingly restored to offer all the very latest features of a beautiful luxury property. Large lawns, an enclosed pool and flexible sleeping accommodation make it ideal for a family holiday.
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La Maison de Maître is an elegant, luxurious and authentic 18th Century house located in the famous village of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (renowned for its markets and antiques dealers) - walking distance to markets, restaurants, cafés, bars, markets and boutiques.
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