The return of the sunny weather has also seen the start of the flea market season. From now until mid-September, Saint-Chinian will be hosting a vide grenier or flea market almost every Saturday!! You can find details of the dates on the official Saint-Chinian website – move your mouse pointer over the highlighted dates on the calendar, and it will show up the events for that day.
I went to a vide grenier recently and found some amazing things!
This set of plates and dishes was for sale for only 30 Euros!!
This hair drying attachment looks as though it is from quite a while ago, when a lot of women would dry their hair while wearing curlers.
Here’s an eclectic selection – the vendor was emptying her uncle’s house!
This must have been a precursor to todays much more sophisticated electric barbecues. The small yellow and white boxes contain razor blades, and they have nothing whatsoever to do with the BBQ!.
This table had a mixture of old and very old books:
Some of it was tempting, but over the years I’ve learnt to be very selective!! 😇
The fashion plates showed some amazing clothes AND hairdos!
Sacks such as these would have been used to transport all manner of things – the imprinted labels give a clue as to what the contents would have been.
So there you have it – a taster of what there is in store in Saint-Chinian and the surrounding area. If you love rummaging and are fond of finding a bargain then this is definitely for you!!