L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market (2022)

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Quai Jean Jaurès, Rue Rose Goudard and Place de la Liberté

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The market of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue takes place regularly on Sundays. The stalls usually open at 8 a.m. and close at around 12.30 p.m.

It occurs Quai Jean Jaurès, Rue Rose Goudard and Place de la Liberté. It is in the small streets of the city centre and on many river shores (map). More than 260 different booths are to be found on this market. The product range: fruit and vegetables, direct marketing food, meat products, fish and seafood, flowers and crop and also clothes, kitchen utensils, furniture, toys and not non alimentary producs.

The Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market is one of the oldest and liveliest markets in Provence. Its origins date back to the 12th century and its regulations to the 16th century. It takes place from 8 am to 2 pm, all year round, in the town center and on the quays of the Sorgue. Offering a number of local products, it is one of the liveliest and most colorful of Comtat Venaissin.

The floating market (Marché Flottant) was created in the 1980s by René Legier. It takes place on the Sorgue, fruits and vegetables are stored on flat-bottomed boats, called Nego-Chin, led by boatmen and women who offer these food to the inhabitants of Isle sur la Sorgue and to tourists on the first Sunday of August, at the same time as the Sunday market. You can go shopping and enjoy, in addition, traditional Provencal costumes, music and live and singing commentary. When the floating market ends, the boats meet with all the participants of the traditional market and they sing the famous Cansoun de la Coupo, which celebrates Provence.

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The number of exhibitors and the types of products offered vary according to the season, the information is non-binding. The base data about this market were confirmed by the website of the local tourist office on 13 July 2021.

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Other markets in the same municipality:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue small marketplace de la Liberté, rue Rose Goudardvery big market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN La Banaste agrarian cooperative market in l'Isle-sur-la-Sorguechemin de la Muscadellevery small market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Petit Palais farmers' market in l'Isle-sur-la-Sorguechemin du Petit Palaismedium-sized market

Other markets within a radius of 10km:

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Velleron summer farmers' marketroute du Thorvery big market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Velleron marketrue de la Brèchevery small market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Le Thor big marketplace du marchébig market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Le Thor small marketplace du marchésmall market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN La Cité du Docteur Ayme Friday market in Cavaillonplace des fêtesbig market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Pernes-les-Fontaines marketplace Gabriel Moutte, quai de Verdunbig market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Pernes-les-Fontaines vespertine growers' marketcours Frizetvery small market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Cavaillon Monday marketplace Philippe de Cabassole, rue Agricol Perdiguier, rue Joseph Guis, place Fernand Lombard, rue Aimé Boussot, cours Bournissac, place François Tourelvery big market
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN Cavaillon vespertine growers' marketcours Bournissacmedium-sized market

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The information this market of l'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue were collected with the greatest care. Nevertheless, all information is provided without guarantee. Should you find any errors, please contact the author of ths site, thank you!

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Pink garlic in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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Façade of the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

The market also takes place in front of this church.

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Market in the alleys of Isle sur la Sorgue

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Market day in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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The market on Quai Jean Jaurès in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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The big market on the Place de l'Église in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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Fruit stand at Isle sur la Sorgue market

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Vegetable stand at the market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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Fruit stand on the market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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Stand with herbs at the market in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

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Stand with baked goods at Ilse-sur-la-Sorgue flea market

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A barge négo-chin at Marché Flottant in Ilse sur la Sorgue

Marketers dressed in traditional Provencal clothes offer fresh fruit straight from the boat.

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The decorated wooden boats at the market in early August

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Barge and quay at the Marché Flottant in Ilse sur la Sorgue

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FAQs

What day is market day in L'Isle Sur La Sorgue? ›

The market is held on Sundays in the town center of L'Isle sur la Sorgue. The market generally really gets going between 9am and 9:30am, but it is advisable to arrive by 9am or earlier to ensure good parking.

What time do shops open in Isle sur la Sorgue? ›

Stalls open from around 9am, but it gets incredibly busy later in the day, especially in the central town square and and the winding streets where the food market can be found.

What day is market day in France? ›

In Paris, fruit and vegetable markets spring up on the pavements under the trees beside wide boulevards on different days of the week, often on Saturday or Sunday morning.

What day is Vaison la Romaine market? ›

The market of Maison-la-Romaine takes place every Tuesday morning from 7:30 on the main squares and streets of the town in a warm and Provencal atmosphere. Coming from an ancestral tradition, its existence dates back to 1483, when a papal bull from Pope Sixtus IV authorised Vaison to open a market.

What to buy in French markets? ›

There are a variety of things you can buy at the French marché. Fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables are the backbone of every open-air market in France. After that, offerings can vary. You might find cheese, butter, eggs, bread, dried fruits, olives, nuts, fish, meat, flowers, and plants.

What time do French markets start? ›

Markets begin at about 8 a.m., with setup commencing in the predawn hours. They usually end by 1 p.m. — in time for lunch, allowing the town to reclaim its streets and squares. Wares are displayed with pride. Generally, the rule is "don't touch" — instead, point and let the vendor serve you.

How many markets are in France? ›

There are reputedly more than 10,000 traditional markets in France, so you should have no difficulty finding one - although small markets out of high season can be very small!

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