Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Local pastime...just what is a brocante market?

If you choose to come to the Loire Valley for you holidays one of the events you should try and experience is a local 'brocante' (pronounced 'bro-cahnt' - think car-boot or flea market).

Throughout the year almost every town has a day set aside for these. Also called 'vide greniers' (literally, empty your attic) these events give local people the chance to sell-off previously loved possessions, family heirlooms, things they have forgotten to throw away plus quite frankly, as is our experience, anything they can turn into a few centimes.

They are often joined by professionals adding a great mix of products for even the keenest bargain hunters.  .

You can find out where to find a local brocante here

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