The Saturday Times last year declared Nyons market to be the best in France. Every Thursday morning. And there are often specialist Sunday markets – crafts, brocantes, books etc.
Look out also for the evening markets in the summer time in the villages around. And you’ll find an abundance of “Vide-Grenier” (literally, empty the attics – what we’d call a car boot sale) village sales over the summer. It’s worth getting there early for the bargains.
If you can’t make the Thursday market, here are some of the other ones around.
La Motte Chalancon (july and august)
Crest, Grignan, Vaison
Buis les Baronnies, Remuzat
Dieulefit, Taulignan, Visan
Buis les Baronnies, Montbrun les Bains
Flea Markets and Brocantes:
Art market 1st Sunday of the month (Vaison)
Brocantes 3rd Sunday of the month (Vaison)
And Isle Sur la Sorgue is well known for its 160+ antique shops and regular markets; plus an extended easter antiques market