However, which ones are really worth driving hundreds of miles? If you had to pick a handful of them, which one would they be?
If you don’t have the possibility nor the time to buzz around from one flea market to another (small flea markets in the countryside can be real goldmines… but they’re small), a general rule of thumb is to go for major fairs that happen once or twice a year. Yes, they’ll be crowded with people looking for a bargain just like you do, and haggling with merchants may require more skills and determination than anywhere else. But they are truly massive events gathering thousands of vendors who come from nearby regions or even all over the country.
We’ve listed below the 9 largest flea markets & garage sales around France that should not be missed this year: