Today, being a Saturday, I was on a mission to do some op shopping French style. That meant checking out various websites to see when and where the markets are held and to also decipher the difference between Marche de puce, brocant and vide grenier.
It was a girls morning out with Roz, Sophie, Mia and myself heading off early to Montfavet for the first Marche de puce. This turned out to be 300 stall holders in a field in the middle of nowhere! As it started at 5am we were a little late by 9am and to be honest even if we'd got there earlier we wouldn't have found many bargains. It seemed to be full of people's broken junk and populated mainly by Romanians and women in burka/headdress.
We quickly moved onto Coustellet, a quaint village just 30 mins away with a lovely small bro ante market of around 20 stall holders. I managed to pick up a couple of pieces of jewellery for Sophie and me as well as a WW I medal for Brodie. There were some really cool pieces but just too hard to get back to NZ :( Kate, you would have loved it.
In Coustellet we also found a great poisonnerie, fishmonger, so picked up some fish for dinner as well as a tarte aux fraises from the local boulangerie/patisserie in Cheval Blanc for dinner.
The afternoon was spent lounging around the pool before we headed off out again to visit Gordes, a beautiful old stone village built up in the hills of Le Luberon.
Tomorrow is the big market day in l'isle sur la Sorgue, both food and Brocante, so I'll be heading out early for that and then we have plans to visit Le Pont du Gard which Jonathan and Jat discovered today and want to take us all to. It is also Fete de la Musique, music festival, all around France so we're hoping to catch some cool music along the way!