My favorite antique fair

Flea market

The village of Rauzan is located about 15 minutes from my house on the other side of the river. Twice a year, Rauzan hosts a remarkable antique fair near the old castle. Hundred of brocante and antique store owners gather there with a huge variety of objects. Silver, linens, tableware, armoires, toys…

This time I bought some enamel pots and plates as well as some table linen and a few antique coffee cups (the red and white ones in the picture).

I hope I get to take you there with me someday…


45 Comments Add yours

  1. I pray that the one of the two times a year is when I’m visiting. I could spends days at antique fairs!!! Love them!

  2. Luffy Moogan says:

    Fantastic. Love the old blue enamel door numbers – so French! πŸ™‚

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I bet you have a wonderful ones in your area as well dear Luffy. Any plans to come to Bordeaux this summer?

  3. GalOnTrip says:

    love the depth of field you show in your pics! the details of the antique stuffs, i’ve always loved them! no matter how spooky could they be

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Antiques are the perfect subject for photography. I do love to spend Sundays amongst such wonderful things. So much history! So many memories.

      1. GalOnTrip says:

        i really wish i had that kind of antique flea market nearby my house. i envy that, really!

  4. mariekeates says:

    Now that is somewhere it would be difficult to leave, especially empty handed

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I know Marie πŸ˜‰ Self control is key when visiting a brocante πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

  5. mmmarzipan says:

    Oh my! I want to be there! πŸ™‚

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Come on over then! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  6. juliabarrett says:

    Love the photos! Aside from the dolls it’s pretty cool.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I was just answering Amanda’s comment and mentionning how creepy some of the dolls look πŸ™‚

  7. Amanda says:

    How beautiful! I’d love to get some antique plates and cookware. I always find antique shops to be mostly fascinating, but one part creepy. So much history in one room, so many stories waiting to be told. Lovely photos as usual.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are right Amanda. Parts of it are really creepy, especially the old dolls and teddies…

  8. Farmgirl says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for the preview. I am getting a passport this year!!

    1. My French Heaven says:


  9. Stacey in New Mexico, USA says:

    I loved your post! One of my favorites since I start to follow you! It is as if I was there shopping as well!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh thank you Stacey!!!

  10. Vinny Grette says:

    I can’t help but think of all the memories stored within these treasures from the past…

    1. My French Heaven says:

      If only they could talk! πŸ˜‰

  11. Angeline M says:

    I love your newly acquired coffee cups. What a wonderful selection of so many different things to see and treasures to purchase.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you Angeline. Boy, I love your name “Angeline”… Very French. Very romantic πŸ˜‰

      1. Angeline M says:

        Merci. Heaven knows why my Mexican grandmother chose this name.

  12. ladyredspecs says:

    Beautiful photos Stephane, you’ve obviously learned the master your new camera.
    I’d have bought the pinocchio in the first photo without hesitation…

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I loved that Pinocchio. I almost got it for my nephew… The new camera is a dream come true for me…

  13. backpackbee says:

    I’d love this market!! Thank you for sharing the photos.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are most welcome Sarah!

  14. chef mimi says:

    What lovely lighting!!! Beautiful photos.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you my darling! This was the Sunday before you arrived. I kept thinking I wished you’d been there…

  15. Francesca says:

    He threw back his arms and he cried with pleasure.
    One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

    1. My French Heaven says:


  16. Merci pour cette superbe balade !! J’adore !!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Les brocantes sont un vrai paradis pour un photographe… πŸ˜‰

      1. Tout Γ  fait d’accord !!
        Je me suis rΓ©galΓ© il y a quelques mois dans les brocantes de la rue du MarchΓ© Popincourt et aux puces de Saint-Ouen.

  17. Oooh, I would be in 7th Heaven here!!!

  18. sabine says:

    Oh, how I wish I could have been there! How I envy you for having these beautiful brocantes, if only for being able to photograph all these gems. On the other hand: good for my wallet, would have bought lots of stuff I donΒ΄t need πŸ™‚
    Merci for sharing what must have been an enchanting excursion!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      It was a really nice afternoon Sabine. You are right though, most of that stuff we don’t need. I feel that sometimes what we don’t need is exactly what we do need πŸ˜‰

      1. sabine says:

        thats my excuse, too ;-)) !

  19. Conor Bofin says:

    Lovely post. I love walking around the French brocants. There is always something of interest.

  20. Sandy Green says:

    looks like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are so right Sandy. I just have to remind myself that it’s mostly useless stuff that I can very well survive without or I’d buy half of the items on display…

  21. You got some enamel! I’m so pleased for you. I found some beautiful linens recently at a nearby thrift store but hesitated to buy them, as I didn’t really need them (two pillow shams and a beautifully cut tablecloth for a small, square table.) A few weeks later, I was passing and saw a 50% off sign and decided on a whim to go in and see if these were included. They were and are now in our house. πŸ™‚

    Your photos remind me of the market at L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. What fun to roam around and see all the amazing (and sometimes horrifying) things for sale.


    1. My French Heaven says:

      I’m glad you got the linens you wanted. Good linens are essential. There are one of two ladies at the brocante who sell the really good old table linens. My mom is crazy about them. Some of hers is over 100 years old and looks and feel fantastic…

  22. Andris says:

    I love the pics of the brocante. Another reason to visit…

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Brocantes are wonderful around here. You just have to liit yourself to a budget. Mine is always 100 euros πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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