Destination: France: French Riviera
Cannes Flea Market
The Saturday flea market in Cannes is fun to browse as much for the setting (under an allée of trees facing the old port) as for the shopping. Dealers from around the region come to sell brocante, which is a French word that describes old things that are not quite as refined as proper antiques. Attic rummaging is what it boils down to but the contents come from French stranger’s attics and you get to poke through stuff in the sunshine by the sea. Kitchenware from the ‘50s, old posters and prints, vintage fabrics, porcelain and books are the kinds of things you may see on display.
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