Top 10 best tips for a successful visit to the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Antiquities & Brocante Fair

Discover our 10 best tips for a successful visit to the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Antiquities & Flea Market! We are waiting for you in large numbers for the two international fairs during the Easter weekends and August 15.

The L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue International Antiquities & Flea Market is a must for any lover of antiques and authentic objects. It takes place twice a year, on the occasion of the Easter weekend and that of August 15. It is an experience beyond the simple hunt for ancient objects; it is a real immersion in the history of the city closely linked to the activity of antique dealers. To ensure a visit that is as rewarding as it is memorable, here are the top ten tips to follow.

1. Arrive early

The adage “the world belongs to those who wake up early” has never been more true. Arriving early at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue Flea Market will give you the advantage of finding the best pieces and wandering around at your leisure. Note that Parc Gautier opens its doors from 9 am!

2. Do your homework

Learn about exhibitors and rare pieces. A little bit of research beforehand can lead you directly to hidden treasures. A plan can help you optimize your time, the program and the list of exhibitors are available on our website!

If you did not have time to explore beforehand, then visit us at the Tourist Office stand, we will travel by scooter on D-day, we will provide you with practical information, map and list of exhibitors. Don't forget our expertise in the area, which will allow you to combine your visit with another activity or visit.

3. Talk to salespeople

Vendors come from all walks of life and love to share stories and stories about their items. Do not hesitate to ask them questions! These interactions can also open the doors to better negotiations.

4. Take part in our immersive visits

On the occasion of the Spring International Fair, we are organizing guided tours to the heart of exhibitors!

5. Bargain tools

Bring a magnifying glass, tape measure, and flashlight with you. These simple tools can help you examine objects more closely. Moreover, if you want to authenticate an object, Robert Gaillard has been an expert for over 10 years! He is present throughout the fair to advise you and assess porcelain, earthenware, paintings, etc.

6. Comfortable outfit

Dress accordingly! Important: the Flea Market is located outside on clay, although we are in the South of France, bring comfortable basketball shoes as well as appropriate clothing and an umbrella in case the weather is fickle. This year, the Easter Fair takes place early in the year, from March 29 to April 1, 2024.

7. Plan to eat in one of the antique villages

With the excitement of hunting, it's easy to forget to eat and drink. Take regular breaks to stay on top of things. We suggest you have lunch in one of our restaurants in the heart of antique dealer villages! In August, temperatures can reach 32 degrees, so you need to hydrate.

8. Flexible budget

Set a budget for spontaneous crushes! You wouldn't want to miss out on the rare pearl for lack of preparation, would you?

9. Negotiate with respect

Negotiating is part of the game, but always with respect and courtesy. It's the art of finding a fair price for both parties. Once again, do not hesitate to contact Robert Gaillardn, the expert at the Fair, to help you assess the objects that interest you.

10. After the purchase

Consider how you are going to transport your new treasures. Some sellers can help you with packaging or delivery solutions. See the list of carriers in the region here.

By following these tips, your visit to the L'Isle sur la Sorgue International Antiquity & Flea Market Fair can only be successful, with an added touch of magic when you are immersed in the effervescent broth of L'Isle sur la Sorgue during Fairs.

Good China!

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Dernière mise à jour 26/02/2024

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