Thursday, December 11, 2008

Required reading for antiquing in France

Buy Swap meet book~

To get an idea of how many shows are in the region you plan on buying in, before you leave purchase a reference book on the swap meets of France. We have used and recommend, “Exploring the Flea Markets in France, A Companion Guide for Visitors and Collectors” by Sandy Price, and have found the resource to be very helpful.

You will find that the bulk of the shows are on Saturdays and Sundays, while some villages have a few on Tues, Wed and Thurs. However many of the mid week events are generally more food markets, new clothes and very few antiques, so be certain to check out the number of vendors in the book before venturing out.

It is a good idea to check with the locals (or call the phone number) before getting up at the crack of dawn to see if the event is still happening.

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