|Brocante 14th arrondisement Rue de Maine|
La Rentree is the signal for everyone to clean out their closets, and put it on the streets along side the professional sellers during the city's grand braderies (discount sales), vide-greniers and brocantes. There are several large brocantes and vide-greniers (empty the attic) scheduled for this month. The largest is in LIlle, La Grande Braderie de LIlle, the 4 and 5 of September, located a bit north of Paris. This is one of the biggest puces in Europe, covering hundreds of kilometers. Everyone comes to have a good time and eat moules-frites (mussels and french fires). But, if you don't have the time to travel to Lille, or you don't like moules-frites, try next weekend's brocante, 11 and 12 Sept., at St. Sulpice in the 6e; and La Bourse the weekend of the 18 and 19, September in the 2e. You are bound to find that special something for yourself!
I will be looking for you there!
PS Take a look at Chez Loulou for some really nice looking moules-frites!