L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a bargain-hunter's paradise

Come and visit L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, the antiques and design capital, where the town centre is home to the highest concentration of antique and bric-a-brac dealers in Europe.

Get into bargain-hunting mode and pay a visit to the bric-a-brac and antique shops in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. And be prepared to haggle for any rare or unusual objects that catch your eye.

The charming Vaucluse town of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue owes its reputation to the impressive number of artisans and bric-a-brac dealers who trade there. Can you believe there are at least 300 of them!? And that reputation has been growing steadily since the 1960s. The town is currently third-ranked in Europe for bric-a-brac and antiques, with only London and Saint-Ouen ahead of it.

Most of the dealers open their shops for business from Friday to Monday, with a few opening on Thursdays too.

Bargain-hunters come here from all over the world and are thrilled at the variety on offer in this treasure trove. Antique furniture, paintings, fabrics and much, much more. There's something for everyone!

The Village des Antiquaires de la Gare, a truly inspiring place

The Village des Antiquaires de la Gare was the first antique dealers' village to be set up in the town and is the largest. It is one of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's iconic sites.

In the 1970s, a former silk-spinning factory dating from the 19th century was converted for use as a showroom. Today, it contains around 100 outlets where the 80 dealers display their finest pieces from a variety of periods.

Hosting numerous events, the Village has forged an international reputation over the years and is still the largest cluster of antique and bric-a-brac dealers in the town.

Spotlight on: Du Côté du Design

"Du Côté du Design" is one of the shops in the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare. Open all year round, it offers a selection of antiques gathered from all over France and abroad.

Some pieces are brought to the workshop to be cleaned and restored so that they can be offered for sale in the best possible condition, while others are sold as is.

Done up in an industrial-cum-vintage style, the shop primarily sells glasswork, industrial lamps, furniture and decorative items.

The star of the show

Jérôme has owned Du Côté du Design for five years now and is a true aficionado!

Without a shadow of doubt, the star items on display in his shop are the American spotlights, obtained from leading brands such as Mole Richardson, McAlister, Cremer and Bardwell, to name but a few.

These are spotlights that were used in top film studios, such as Fox, 20th Century or Hollywood.

Explore Du Côté du Design's stock in person at their shop in the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare on Saturdays and Sundays from 10.30 am to 6 pm, or visit their website.

A new VAG: the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare gets revamped

On the first floor of the Village, some spaces have been given over to a unique future-orientated range comprising creative pieces, antiques and second-hand items. This new concept brings a combination of lifestyle and know-how to the Village des Antiquaires de la Gare.

With innovation as the watchword of the new concept, you will find a space devoted to antique and bric-a-brac dealers as well as artisans, artists and craftspeople exhibiting their finest pieces. There is also the unusual 'le Bel Héritage' area, available for private functions and which brings together the worlds of gastronomy, events and digital activities.

Surrender to the charming ambience of this highly unusual place that makes you feel as though you're travelling through time.

Opening hours:

Visit your favourite antique dealers all year round. Most shops are open from Friday to Monday, while some are open on Thursdays too.

On Sundays, pay a visit to the flea market on the Avenue des Quatre Otages, from 8 am to 6 pm.

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L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, le paradis des chineurs


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