Brocantes are French outdoor flea markets held during the warmer months of the year.
French brocantes, the history of
French brocantes are fabulous! They are usually outdoor events during the Spring and Summer months whereby a brocanteur (antique dealer or junkman) sells various antique and vintage items.
It is believed the word 'brocante' derives from the Dutch word 'brok' meaning a piece or fragment.
Brocantes are also known as Puces (flea markets), which is a term that originated in Paris back in the 19th century.
When life returns to normal Maison Chérie will be selling French brocante antique and vintage finds online.
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