Looking for some hidden treasures or a great bargain ? Here are some dates in 2012 for the best antique, brocante and flea markets in our area.
Every first Sunday of the month: professional antiques and brocante in St Pierre sur Dives - prices are relatively high but it is often high quality stuff – a 15 minute drive from our place – there are around 50 exhibitors.
12 and 13 May: St Michel des Andaines – 2200 exhibitors ! -8km long walk in the forest (about half an hour drive from Domaine de la Tour) Beautiful, beautiful… the most diverse market I know !
June 17: Falaise - 5 minute drive - 280 exhibitors - nice market in the garden of the 18th century Château de la Fresnaye - every year I buy something here.
July 1: Saint Julien le Faucon - half an hour drive in the Pays d'Auge - 250 exhibitors - great market.
July 29: Magny la Campagne - 20 minutes - 300 exhibitors - known for years and usually there is also something to do for the kids.
August 12: Vimoutiers – half an hour drive - 280 exhibitors - two years ago I bought a wonderful painting of an English painter (well known ?) – a real bargain.
2 September: Jort – at 10 minutes drive from Domaine de la Tour - 200 exhibitors - nice market in a lovely small village.
14 October: Tinchebray - 40 minutes - 500 exhibitors - be there early – I bought some furniture here ; a nice market.
There are many, many more great antique and brocante markets in the area. Every weekend you can find dozens of them here in Lower Normandy (Calvados, Manche and Orne). Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or if you have any questions.