The French love a brocante and many Cote d’Azur villages, including Valbonne, have had these traditional markets for decades. A brocante is a French word describing a market where you can pick up unique furnishings, antiques and treasures that are hidden amidst a jumble of other, valueless objects.
Valbonne – home to some of the most exclusive property for sale South of France – is also home to some of the French Riviera’s most popular brocantes.
There is a particularly popular antiques sale which is held at 1 Place de l’Hotel de Ville – a stone’s throw from some of our exclusive Valbonne real estate – on the first Sunday of every month. The sale is attended by more than 40 professional exhibitors and is well worth a visit if you are in the area looking at property for sale South of France.
The sale takes place between 11am and 4pm with an aperitif being offered by the Mairie at around midday – another reason to come during a house-hunting trip to look at Valbonne real estate.
Another great local brocante close to our property for sale South of France is held in Antibes every Thursday in the Place Audiberti in Boulevard d’Aguillon. If you are looking at Valbonne real estate and can spare an afternoon, head down to the delightful port of Antibes and wander around the market.
The nearby city of Nice also has a great brocante in the Cours Saleya, a pedestrian street which runs parallel to le Promenade des Anglais. This street fair takes place every Monday.
But perhaps the most famous in the South of France are those held in L’Isle sur la Sorgue, a town about two hours away from Valbonne which is renowned for its antiques markets. Apart from the regular dealers who are there year-round, there are two events worth noting. At Easter and in August, they hold a fair that attracts over 200 sellers, both serious antique dealers and traditional brocanteurs.
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