Since the 80s the yearly Foire à la brocante de Brion has been a highly anticipated appointment for locals and flea market enthusiasts from further afield. Year after year in Spring, Brion’s residents look forward to this first flea market of the season. It provides one of the first real opportunity of the year to step outside, enjoy the sun as it begins to feel warm and search for bargains among the collections of antiques and vintage goods up for sale.
With more than 300 vendors gathering at the Foire à la brocante de Brion, it can certainly take the whole day to meander around all the stalls. In fact, there is probably too much to see in just one day. Those with a keen eye for specific antiques are advised to arrive as early as possible, and perhaps seek guidance from the experienced vendors as to who might be holding the most desired items. The more casual shoppers among us will no doubt enjoy a more relaxed stroll around the stands, having a good rummage through the treasures on display and getting all our questions answered by the friendly stallholders.
The Foire à la brocante de Brion is the perfect market for those seeking unique pieces to decorate their homes or an unusual gift for a loved one. Rarely are two of the same item found here, which is why it is almost impossible to try and see everything here! Many stands have fantastic vintage clothing for sale, along with side jewelry, toys, bicycles, ornaments, cameras, glassware, chinaware, gardening tools, items of furniture, books, luggage and so much more.
Dotted among the vintage and antique stalls at the Foire à la brocante de Brion are local snacks and refreshments, providing much-needed rest and the chance to top up one’s energy before continuing with the search for that special something. This flea market is the perfect place to spend a lovely spring’s Sunday and kick start the season of treasure hunting.