Exploring the Flea Markets of France: A Companion Guide for Visitors and Collectors

Exploring the Flea Markets of France: A Companion Guide for Visitors and Collectors

by Sandy Price
     
 

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…  See more details below

Overview

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 France is 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

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780609804117
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Sandy Price is a lawyer and flea market addict who has spent a number of years living in France and scouring the markets.

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