Braderie de Houilles (Paris & Nearby Counties)
The city of Houilles in the Yvelines (one of Paris’ neighbouring counties) is mostly renowned as the city where Victor Schoelcher, the man behind the decree abolishing slavery in France and the French colonies in 1848, died. Houilles is also the host city for a famous international pedestrian “Corrida”.
However what makes Houilles particularly famous is its Braderie which takes places every year on the 1st Sunday of October. Around 2,000 exhibitors occupy over 6 miles (10 km) of sidewalks and 300,000 visitors attend the event.
Upcoming dates: First Sunday of October
Where: Houilles’ city center – 78800 Houilles
Read: Full review of Braderie de Houilles