Les Brocanteurs du Passage Saint Michel is located just a stone’s throw away from the gorgeous gothic Basilique de Saint-Michel. In fact, you can stand just outside of this shop and have an unobstructed view of the glorious spire of the basilica. And with such historical monuments in sight, it is impossible not to be inspired to have a good rummage through the antiques on display within. The district of Saint-Michel is well known for its weekly flea market Les Puces de Saint Michel, so this area is in a prime location for antique lovers and collectors alike.
Les Brocanteurs du Passage Saint Michel is a mecca for shoppers and bargain hunters in Bordeaux, crammed full of one-of-a-kind, antique, and vintage merchandise. 19 different antique dealers are hosted on a 650m² exhibition area, and all are passionate about antiques and invested in their trade. They work hard to ensure they adequately showcase current trends in the world of collectibles to their customers. Among the wares on display, visitors will find Scandanavian design pieces, vintage rattan objects, furniture from the 1950s, lighting fixtures, artwork, chinaware, advertising memorabilia, and too many curios of all shapes and sizes. Items are carefully curated, and dealers are happy to search for specific items should a customer have a request.
The displays and interior design of Les Brocanteurs du Passage Saint Michel are oozing with character and ever-changing. Regular visitors to this store will note that there are always new items to see and the displays of the goods are being re-thought and refreshed constantly. The way in which the items are arranged makes it easy to imagine how they may look in one’s own home; it is therefore very hard to leave Les Brocanteurs du Passage Saint Michel empty-handed!
With so much to see in the area, Les Brocanteurs du Passage Saint Michel attracts its fair share of tourists as well as local collectors. It is the perfect place to pick up an authentic and unique souvenir or two, followed by coffee and a pastry in one of the many surrounding French cafes. From its weekly flea market Les Puces de Saint Michel to its quarterly Grands Déballages, or its famous bi-annual Foire à la Brocante des Quinconces, Bordeaux definitely has something to offer antique enthusiasts 365 days a year.