The Eurometropolis-Brocante is an antique market that is fairly new on the scene and has already made a name for itself among lovers of vintage and collectors of antiques in Belgium. Since its first outing in 2018, the aim of Eurometropolis-Brocante was to gather together vendors that specialized in the more collectible bits and bobs from the past. The organizers did not want a more typical flea market to take root, with stalls full of similar second-hand items, normal things that people usually sell when clearing out their houses. In this, they have been successful and this antique market is a great place to patronize if in search of quality vintage and antique items.
The chosen site for the Eurometropolis-Brocante is historic in its own right. This is the first European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation that was created in Europe and involves a close working partnership between France and Belgium. The idea behind the area was to create a borderless space, making life easier for all inhabitants. The flea market is held in the heart of this area, at the Kortrijk-Lille-Tournai Eurometropolis. The spot is beautiful, spacious, easy to access, and therefore perfect for such a market.
All kinds of vendors are welcomed at the Eurometropolis-Brocante. Some are private individuals who set up a stall for just a week or two, while others are more consummate professionals who regularly trade here. The only thing that potential vendors need to be mindful of is the importance of quality vintage and antique items here. Shoppers will find wonderful pieces of antique furniture, bicycles, artwork, glassware, typewriters, antique clocks, WW2 militaria, vintage garments, chinaware, silverware, antique tools, chandeliers, vintage games, and more.
Most of the dealers at the Eurometropolis-Brocante set up directly outside of their vehicles and top up their tables throughout the morning with fresh stock. Therefore, any time of day is a good time to stop by here. It is a really fascinating market to walk around and certainly is difficult to leave empty-handed.