Exploring the Flea Markets of France
A Companion Guide for Visitors and CollectorsBook - 1999
Whether you are a first-time visitor to France or a seasoned Francophile, general tourist or serious collector, this guide to the flea markets of France is an essential companion on your travels. Sandy Price, a voracious flea marketer, has toured the French countryside to compile this exhaustive and comprehensive listing of flea markets. She has discovered exactly which markets--whether they are urban or rural, upscale or low-end--are the best for uncovering specific treasures from café au lait bowls and faïence pottery to antique clothes and linens to war memorabilia and farm tools. Organized by region, markets are rated according to price range and quality of merchandise, scenic value, and nearby amenities. Far from being a dry catalog of lists and addresses, this guide provides colorful history and cultural information, invaluable collecting advice, travel tips, and restaurant recommendations that could only come from someone who has frequented the sometimes off-the-beaten paths to the flea markets of France. Exploring the Flea Markets of Franceis an indispensable sourcebook for anyone looking for authentic French treasures to bring back home. More than 200 market listings Descriptions of more than 30 popular French collectibles A handy English-French glossary of key phrases you'll need to know to bargain successfully Important packing, shipping, and customs information 9 maps
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 1999.
Branch Call Number: 381.192 Price 1999
Characteristics: 276 p. :,maps ;,23 cm.