The Sunday antique market in Carpentras is our favorite weekly brocante market. It is a nice flea market (marché aux puces) on the outskirts of Carpentras in a lovely two-lined parking lot. As you may already know, the town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is of course the King of antiques in Provence. That is…if you have lots of money to spend. The Carpentras Brocante is more low key. It is a Puces-Brocante (flea market) which means that it’s wonderfully somewhere between a vide-grenier (garage sale) and a brocante (full-blown antique market). The prices are much lower even though there are still many quality items.
The stallholders have more time to explain where they’ve acquired that rusty vase you covet or even what specific residence those crystal glasses came from…
The stalls only truly get unpacked around 10am despite jostling for places around 7:30am. We like to get there late-morning, wander around the stalls and stop at the one food truck for a merguez sandwich and a 1 euro glass of wine in the sun. A perfect activity for an autumn Sunday! This market is also open much longer than many brocantes, which is great if you’re taking a little too long for your croissant and coffee on a Sunday morning.
You can click on each picture to get an enlarged impression of what’s selling (or not) these days 🙂
Every Sunday (all year round) 10am-4pm
(most busy before lunch, some stallholders don’t stay all afternoon)
Parking des Platanes (Av. Jean-Jaurès)
Beware! Websites that mention the Carpentras flea market correctly locate it at “Place des Carmes” or “Parking des Platanes,” but neither works on the GPS or Google maps. We found the market at the junction of Av. Jean-Jaurès (D942) and Av. du Comtat Venaissin (D4), just east of the center of the old town.
200 stallholders maximum, though this dwindles down to about 75 during the colder months
What will you find here?
Low to high quality antiques with fair prices
Care to join?
Contact: Monsieur Sainte Croix
Tel: 0033 (0)6 80 85 89 22
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