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The Amazing Antiques Fair at Ile-sur-Sorgue France

The Amazing Antiques Fair at Ile-sur-Sorgue France

French Antiques Fair Draws Visitors from Around the World

L'Isle sur la Sorgue hosts antique fairs at Easter and over the August 15th holiday that have earned this small city in Provincial France a worldwide reputation. More than 500 antique and vintage item dealers gather here to offer their treasures to customers from all over the world.


All over the world traditional skills and trades are disappearing, and with them whole ways of life. With mass markets and global trade there seems little hope for the survival of the skilled craftsman. But the desire to own beautiful things, and the desire to make beautifully crafted pieces don’t disappear.


Richard Goodwin and Anne Blaber have made it their purpose to record on film as many as possible of the traditional trades and crafts that presently risk extinction. It is their aim thereby to stimulate the remaining master craftsmen to set up apprenticeships and courses, while encouraging a new generation to take up these professions.


Our present special report, about the antique fair at Ile-sur-Sorgue, is comprised of one of Mr. Goodwin and Ms. Blaber’s marvelous films.


For further information, we encourage you to visit their website www.vanishingtrades.eu

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