Knowing where the best flea markets in France are, is the prerequisite for a successful antiquing trip there. A visit to a Brocante (a French word for flea market) can be the highlight of a trip to France. It is a lively encounter with everyday French culture, and an exciting way to spend a few hours. It is also a chance to pick up a unique souvenir or add to a collection.
Each year, more than 15,000 flea markets and garage sales take place across the country. Such events gather crowds of onlookers in search of a bargain, a rare item, a decorating idea, or a souvenir.
We selected the most promising French flea markets for 2023, with a mind to diversity in location, price range, and quality of wares.
Best Flea Markets in France in 2023
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And these are just a start! Discover now our flea market listing and brocante directory of the best French flea markets! Enthusiasts may also wish to check out the top 7 largest periodic flea markets & antique fairs in France known as “vide-greniers”. These events (basically, “emptying the attics”) take place on a less frequent basis in communities across France.
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