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Flea market season kicking-off strong in spring 2018







The flea market season 2018 will be kicking-off strong in Europe this spring! With no less than 50 major antique shows and flea markets planned from 20th March onwards in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and Belgium, professional antique buyers and flea market enthusiasts will be spoiled for choice!

What makes this season so special is that many rare antique shows which only take place twice or three times a year, resume their yearly activities in the last days of March.

Out of the 50 major antique shows and flea markets which will take place in Europe this spring, we selected 15 flea markets which we consider absolute must do because of their rarity and the quality of goods they offer. We favoured antique shows that take place only a few times a year, over other events which take place every month (but which are just as great!).

The full list of Europe’s best spring antique shows is available on fleamapket.com – access to the extended calendar requires a premium subscription.

9-18 March 2018: Foire de Chatou (France)

The Foire de Chatou is one of the most important antiques fair in France and a true gastronomic journey, bringing together twice a year for 9 days, over 700 professionals with an eclectic range of personalities and specialities, from classical art to modern design. and 35,000 visitors.

Foire de Chatou (France)

Next Dates: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 19:00 CE
Place: Mail des Impressionnistes, Chatou, 78400 France | Vendors: 700 | Occurrence: Twice a year (rare)
Read the full review here

11 March 2018: Ravnsborggades Loppemarked (Denmark)

If Copenhagen’s regular markets don’t sound exciting enough for you, it’s worth keeping an eye out for the cozy and lively Ravnsborggade market in Norrebro. Although this flea market is not held as frequently as the Remisen Market or the Loppemarkedet, the Ravnsborggade market and its 250 private and professional vendors offers nonetheless spectacular finds for those ready to put effort into some proper rummaging.

Ravnsborggades Loppemarkedet by henrik lahnet

Next Dates: Sunday, March 11, 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00
Place: Ravnsborggade, No København Norrebro, 2200 Denmark | Vendors: 250 | Occurrence: Four times a year (rare)
Read the full review here

23-25 March 2018: Mercatino Antiquariato Campo San Maurizio (Italy)

A visit to Venice is incomplete without heading over to the Mercatino Antiquariato Campo San Maurizio. located in San Marco, just a stone’s throw away from Campo Santo Stefano, this antique market is a treasure trove for silverware, ceramics, glass and homeware. With hundreds of vendors opening their stalls for you to sieve through, you could easily spend all day (or even two) soaking up the atmosphere and finding hidden gems in this antique bazaar.

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Mercatino Antiquariato Campo San Maurizio

Next Dates: Friday, March 23, 2018 at 09:00 – Monday, March 25, 2018 at 19:00
Place: Campo San Maurizio, 2603, San Marco, Venice, 30124 Italy | Vendors: 200 | Occurrence: Five times a year (rare)
Read the full review here

25 March 2018: I grandi mercati dell’antiquariato e del collezionismo di Cherasco (Italy)

Inaugurated back in 1917, the Grandi mercati di Cherasco is a huge triannual antiques market, hosting more than 600 vendors selling their wares over 3 miles of sidewalk, which has seen its popularity and reputation grow year on year.

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Next Dates: Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 09:00 to 19:00 CEST 
Place: Cherasco, 12062 Italy | Vendors: 600 | Occurrence: Three times a year (rare)
Read the full review here

29 March 2018: Déballage Marchand d’Avignon (France)

The Déballage Marchand d’Avignon, also known as Journées Professionnelles Internationales de l’Antiquité et de la Brocante, is a huge trade event exclusively reserved to professional antique dealers and flea market merchants from all over the world, showcasing all kinds of European antiques and fine art at the best market price.

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Déballage-Marchand-Avignon

Next Dates: Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 08:00 to 16:00
Place: Chemin des Felons, Avignon, 84140 France | Vendors: > 1,000 | Occurrence: Eight times a year
Read the full review here

30-31 March 2018: Ciney Puces et Salon des Antiquaires (Belgium)

Ciney Puces et Salon des Antiquaires is one of the largest flea market and antique fairs in Belgium with over 700 exhibitors who come as far as Belgium, France, Germany, Holland or even Italy to sell their antiques, and 15,000 visitors.

Ciney Puces et Salon des Antiquaires (Belgium)

Next Dates: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10:00 – Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 19:00 UTC+1
Place: Ciney Expo, Rue du Marché Couvert 3, Ciney, 5590 Belgium | Vendors: 700 | Occurrence: Twice a year (rare)
Read the full review here

30-31 March 2018: Peterborough Festival of Antiques (United Kingdom)

Peterborough Festival of Antiques is one of the largest antique fair in England, gathering twice a year over 1,700 stallholders and more than 15,000 visitors from all over the world.

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Next Dates: Friday, March 30, 2018 at 07:00 – Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 16:30 UTC+1
Place: The East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6XE United Kingdom | Vendors: > 1,700 | Occurrence: Twice a year (rare)
Read the full review here

30 March-3 April 2018: Foire de l’Isle sur la Sorgue (France)

The International Fair For Art And Antiques Of Isle-sur-la-sorgue is one of the largest antiques and second-hand fair in Europe and a potential goldmine for antique dealers, welcoming twice a year on the Easter Weekend and 15th August, over 450 exhibitors in addition to the 300 permanent antique dealers and second-hand shops.

International Fair For Art And Antiques Of Isle-sur-la-sorgue

Next Dates: Friday, March 30, 2018 – Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Place: Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, 84800 France | Vendors: 750 | Occurrence: Twice a year (rare)
Read the full review here

2-3 April 2018: Lincolnshire International Antiques and Home Show (United Kingdom)

Hosting thousands of antique vendors, the bi-monthly Lincolnshire International Antiques and Home Show is one of the largest antique markets in Europe, and is often considered an antiquing extravaganza.

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Next Dates: Monday, April 2, 2018 at 08:00 – Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 17:00
Place: Till Bridge Lane, Scampton, Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN2 2NA UK | Vendors: > 1,000 | Occurrence: Six times a year
Read the full review here

21 April 2018: Münchner Flohmarkt auf der Theresienwiese (Germany)

The Münchner Flohmarkt auf der Theresienwiese is the largest and most famous of all flea markets in Germany, that brings together once a year, over 2,000 merchants and more than 80,000 visitors from all over Europe, and offers a unique opportunity for flea market enthusiasts to find great second-hand goods at a very low price.

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Münchner Flohmarkt auf der Theresienwiese

Next Dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 06:00 to 16:00
Place: Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 1, München, 80336 Germany | Vendors: > 2,000 | Occurrence: Once a year (rare)
Read the full review here

21-22 April 2018: DETLING Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fairs (United Kingdom)

DETLING Antiques, Vintage & Collectors Fairs is the perfect place to dip toes into the world of flea markets and collectors fairs to hone the bargain-hunting skills and gain an appreciation for the excellent goods available at this market which now finds itself creeping into some of the Top 10 Antique Market in the UK lists.

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DETLING-Antiques-Vintage-Collectors-Fairs-Photo-by-antiques-atlas.com

Next Dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 08:30 – Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 16:30
Place: Detling Showground, Maidstone, Detling, Kent ME14 3JF United Kingdom | Vendors: > 150 | Occurrence: Five times a year (rare)
Read the full review here

22 April 2018: La Réderie d’Amiens (France)

After La Grande Braderie de Lille and La Braderie du Canal Saint-Martin, La Réderie d’Amiens is the third largest flea market fair in France, welcoming twice a year over 500 professional antique dealers and 2,000 casual traders from all over France (80,000 to 100,000 visitors), for a one day flea market extravaganza.

La Réderie d’Amiens is the third largest flea market fair in France, welcoming twice a year over 2,500 flea market dealers and antique vendors.

Don’t forget to book your hotel in time! With almost a hundred thousand visitors, the small town of Amiens fills up quickly! Check out hotels in Amiens on Booking.com.

Next Dates: Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 08:00 to 17:00
Place: Rue des Jacobins, Amiens, 80000 France | Vendors: > 2,500 | Occurrence: Twice a year (rare)
Read the full review here

1 May 2018: Grande Brocante de Chambord

Once a year on May Day, the Grande Brocante de Chambord offers a majestic and exceptional setting for professional antique merchants and flea market lovers. Over 50,000 visitors and nearly 500 exhibitors from all over France and from various European countries attend this huge brocante, which’s alleyways spread over more than three miles.

Once a year on May Day, the Grande Brocante de Chambord offers a majestic and exceptional setting for professional antique merchants and flea market lovers.

Next Dates: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 05:00 to 18:00
Place: Réserve Nationale de Chasse de Chambord, Château de Chambord, 41250 France  | Vendors: > 500 | Occurrence: Once a year (rare)
Read the full review here

4-6 May 2018: Shepton Mallet Antiques Vintage & Collectors Fair

Housed in four halls, hosting over 30 shopping booths in the arcade at the Royal Bath & West Showground, the Shepton Mallet Antiques Vintage & Collectors Fair hosts more than 600 stands showcase everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies, porcelain, silver, crystal, militaria, restoration products and luxury leather luggage.

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Shepton Mallet Antiques Vintage & Collectors Fair hosts over 600 stands showcase everything from paintings and antique furniture to vintage teddies and porcelain.

Next Dates: Friday, May 4, 2018 @ 09:00 – Sunday, May 6, 2018 @ 17:00 
Place: Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN United Kingdom | Vendors: > 600 | Occurrence: Four times a year (rare)
Read the full review here

6 May 2018: Grand Déballage de la Grande Foire à la brocante et Antiquités de Pézenas

Twice a year, Pézenas becomes for a day, the center of attention of the whole southern part of the country. The Grand Déballage de la Grande Foire à la brocante et Antiquités de Pézenas is a large antiques fair and flea market gathering over 150 antique vendors, and which stretches over nearly two kilometers along the Nationale 113.

The Grand Déballage de la Grande Foire à la brocante et Antiquités de Pézenas is a large antiques fair and flea market gathering over 150 antique vendors, and which stretches over nearly two kilometers.

Next Dates: Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 08:00 to 18:00 
Place: RN113 / D913, Pézenas, 34120 France | Vendors: > 150 | Occurrence: Twice a year (rare)
Read the full review here


What about you? Are there any other European mega antique shows and flea markets that take place in spring that you would like to recommend? Please feel free to post your recommendation(s) in the comments section below.

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