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Place des CarmesSunday midday there’s a nice flea market on the outskirts of Carpentras in a lovely tree-lined parking lot. Since it starts at 10 am, you can visit the market in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue early in the morning and then take the short drive up to Carpentras for its combination of art, antiques, and bric-a-brac.

Websites that mention the Carpentras flea market correctly locate it at “Place des Carmes” or “parking des Platanes,” but neither worked on our 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.

Sandy Price, author of The Flea Markets of France, chose this market as number 8 of 10 she listed in an article for The Guardian.

Visited August 2011 and September 2012

Originally posted on TripAdvisor January 19, 2012

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