The Brocante de la Roche can be found just on the outskirts of the small French town of Augan, in Brittany. It may be easy to drive on by, as it blends in with the other old, large houses in the countryside here. It is a superb building and a wonderful place to turn into a treasure trove of vintage and antique oddities. Items for sale here have been salvaged from all over France since 1991 and it is one of those awesome stores where you never quite know what you will find, and a fair amount of rummaging is required to uncover all the goods on offer.
One of the main services offered by the Brocante de la Roche is house clearance and this is the source of most of the items for sale. Staff will completely empty out a house when required and have experience in cleaning and restoring vintage and antique items that may be found. Due to the nature of the business, shopping in this 3700 sqft store can feel very much like rooting around in an old attic! Though it sometimes looks a little chaotic on the first approach, it just takes a little time to get a feel for the owner’s organization of the items, and shoppers will no doubt find that they spend longer on a treasure hunt here than expected.
Since the Brocante de la Roche is stocked mainly through house clearance, there is obviously a huge variety of items available here. Furniture of many different shapes and sizes is available, also artwork, ornamental items, lighting fixtures, vinyl collections, vintage books, collectible toy soldiers, war memorabilia, and so much more. Basically whatever one may have thought worth storing up in their attic is given a second life in this store. It is open for just a few days a week and only for limited hours on those days, so it is worth checking their website to ensure you do not waste a trip.