My favourite phrase from “Dirty Weekenders in France” (channel 4) which had Richard Grant extolling the pleasures (and challenges) of going vintage hunting around the French antique markets, brocantes etc. The high to low end antique shops of L’Isle sur la Sorgue featured of course. But for brocantes, there are now at least 6 brocantes that I know of (and regularly visit) within a 15 minutes drive from Chateau Colombier (the Depot Vente in Les Pilles is even within walking distance!).
And now that I’m into the whole thing of shabby chic painting … new stock is all on my doorstep when I run out of the many projects that I already have.