From villages in Southwest France to the city of lights a visit to a flea market can be the highlight of a trip to France including a lively encounter with everyday French culture, an exciting way to spend a few hours, and a chance to pick up a unique souvenir. The Flea Markets of France is the indispensable tool for getting the most out of your visit, whether you’re a first-time visitor or an experienced shopper. Conversational and comprehensive, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about exploring markets all over France. Descriptions of more than thirty markets and their specialties, as well as practical advice on visiting them, is augmented by notes on regional items, tips on bargaining and collecting, a glossary of relevant French phrases, and a useful rating system which gives an overview of each market.
Much more than a simple listing of French flea markets, Sandy Price’s suggestions of things to do nearby, places to eat, food specialties of the area, and local amenities are complemented by bits of history and cultural observations.