Monday, August 29, 2011

Vide Greniers and Brocantes

Vide Greniers and Brocantes, which to UK expats are car boot sales (minus the car) and bric a brac sales, are very popular here in France from March to October.
Almost every Sunday, we pop off to the nearest one and see what people have to offer.
Vide Grenier literally means "empty attic" and it's amazing what sort of things the French people have to sell.
I have see, everything from clogs to butter churners, to old oil lamps and beautiful French porcelain. You name it, you'l find it there.
Also, there are copious amounts of French wine, sausage and frites to be had at ridiculously low prices.
A large sausage baguette, frites & a glass of wine usually comes in at around 6 euros or £5.10 sterling at todays exchange rate.
The atmposphere is something one cannot buy though, and it's real family affair all day with no worries about crime or drunken behaviour.
Give me France any day!

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