Treasure Hunt Flea Markets

If old things interest you, the whole of France is your treasure chest.
Every Sunday and public holiday and often during weekdays too, there are Brocante and Vide Granier markets (Second hand and Empty Attic markets) all over France. Our passion is for 19th century kitchenware and winemaking tools and equipment. Some of the images below are of finds which are all on display at Chez Simon.
These markets may be from dozens to hundreds of stands – some professional brocanteurs but mostly homes that literally empty their attics and often most of the house, shed and yard too.
Go to or and search under Aquitaine or Department 33 to plan your Vide Grenier treasure hunt – it is a great way to spend a Sunday.


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