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Isle sur la Sorgue

  Isle sur la Sorgue 
There are numerous markets, or marché des puces, across France but the largest is the Marche aux Puces de St Ouen on the outskirts of Paris. Referred to as 'the attic of the world' by Anne Gregg in her book Tarragon & Truffles, this marché is full of treasures from Meissen porcelain to antique textiles, a real must for the serious collector and for those passionate about creating interiors that are true to the principles of bringing past into present. The second largest flea market in France is in thepicturesque town of L'Isle sur la Sorgue just south of Avignon. Designers and collectors alike visit this antique market to source for clients and private collections as well as a large number of tourists hoping to pick up a little gem for just a few euros.
 have been having so much fun as
an armchair director of decor for our new fractional property near Uzes,
Fleur d'Uzes AND, can assure you that the transformation from marvel to marvelous is well under way.   
The makeover is in that lovely stage where the yeast is working, the bread has been crafted using carefully considered ingredients, and we can only imagine the smell and taste after it bakes in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. 


I'm hearing that prices are very good this year!


Now  picture yourself arriving at our lovely le Muguet, roughly 10 days ago, with instructions to Arcardio, le chat, to stay out of gutter pipes and to behave property whilst in Vers Pont du Gard!  Faced with about two weeks to craft the needed structural work and locate the essential furniture pieces, what happens first? 

I offered Dan and Francesco a pretty good list of local resources to call upon near Uzes; my artist friend Christian and his wife Cathy, nearby Sophie who lives around the corner from our house, the name of a reliable cleaning woman, and a referral to Elizabeth Lallemand, the proprietor of Maison de la Bourgade and a person with an exquisite eye for decor.

 Deep breath... first we dealt with a fridge on the blink and a vacumn with a broken part. Then Francesco (a native French speaker) located a local plumber and carpenter to carry forth.  

Meanwhile the word on the street was that Easter season was THE flea market season of the year! Dan had come prepared with a list of all VIDE GRENIERS (day long garage sales with folks emptying their attics) and BROCANTES (similar to an antique store but with lesser value items) and MARCHE AUX PUCES (French flea markets) located within 100 km of our Vers house. These are some serious bargain hunters!!  



 To follow our progress, travails and triumphs, visit Magical Medieval Makeover blog:




There are TWO RESALE OWNERSHIPs of Catalonia SCI and Maison Bleue LLC now available.  With the best of France and  Spain on your doorstep, this is a slice of heaven!
Catalonia SCI-  1/8th share - $64700 
Maison Bleue LLC- 1/10th share- $62900 
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