Located in the quaint town of Mirepoix in southwestern France, the Foire à la Brocante de Mirepoix is a three days extravaganza that takes place just once a year over the Pentecost weekend. The Mirepoix flea market happened first in 1978, and has gained in popularity year after year. It is now a real community event, with much of the town taking part in one way or another and more than 200 vendors bringing their goods to sell. Most people from the surrounding areas will be sure to attend on at least one of the days, if not most of the long weekend, and visitors are also drawn in from much further afield.
Some of the vendors found at the Foire à la Brocante de Mirepoix have been regular attenders for many years. They are therefore the perfect people to strike up conversation with for anyone who would like to know a little history of the area, or of the market specifically. Everyone here seems happy to chat to each other, and it is used as an excuse for the whole town to catch up with one another, as well as partake in a little bargain hunting!
Many merchants attending the Foire à la Brocante de Mirepoix are extremely knowledgeable regarding antiques and the goods they have for sale. So this fair is a great place for antique aficionados to meet like-minded individuals. The Mirepoix flea market also has plenty to offer to a wide range of tastes. Among the antique dealers there are items of furniture, clocks, cameras, vintage clothing, jewelry pieces, stamp collections, ornamental items, toys, pictures and paintings and much more – definitely plenty for collectors to enjoy.
Stalls are also dotted through the Foire à la Brocante de Mirepoix showing off local handcrafts and unique handmade items, as well as fresh food, most of it also locally produced. There is truly something for everyone here, and no one that attends will be able to leave empty handed.