Brocantes / flea markets / antiques

Brocantes / flea markets / antiques

The Aisne and French Ardennes regions are famous for their amazing brocantes, which happen from May to September. Throughout this time, almost every village hosts a brocante. Brocantes are a delightful way to experience the local ambiance and hunt for one-of-a-kind treasures.

There are several websites where you can check when the brocantes are organized in each village.

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for an overview of upcoming flea markets in the Aisne and French Ardennes regions. Tip: search in both regions, as Mainbresson is on the border of both regions.

Visit a brocante and discover the treasures that these regions have to offer. Whether you are looking for antiques, unique artifacts, or simply want to browse, there is something for everyone. Be amazed by the variety of brocantes in the Aisne and French Ardennes regions.

Brocantes, vide-greniers and antique markets in Champagne-Ardenne and Aisne

  • Brocantes, vide-greniers and antique markets take place all over Champagne-Ardenne.
  • Especially in the summer, there are many local flea markets.

Why getting up early is worth it

  • Getting up early is worth it if you are looking for a unique find.
  • The traders are usually waiting early as they unload their stuff, usually starting at 6 a.m.
  • Moreover, the temperature is most pleasant then.

What to expect

  • Even if you don't find that one artist or that special fruit bowl, visiting the brocantes, vide-greniers, and antique markets can still ensure that your day will be great. Often, there is also a marquee, bar, or even a BBQ at the market, creating a true French atmosphere.
  • Whether it is a funny candlestick or another nice find, there is something for everyone. Especially for Dutch people, there are different products to find than the stuff you find at Dutch flea or antique markets.

Second-hand store Bell' Occas in Mon Idee
25 minute drive

If you're in search of unique second-hand furniture and decorations for your home, Bell'Occas in Mon Idee, Aisne, is the place to go. This popular second-hand store offers a wide range of high-quality furniture and other items, ranging from vintage styles to modern designs.

Bell'Occas is located in the center of Mon Idee, so it is easy to get to. The store has new stock regularly, so there is always something new to discover. The staff is friendly and helpful and can help you find exactly what you're looking for.

In addition to furniture, Bell'Occas also has a large collection of accessories and decorations, from works of art to small pieces of furniture and lighting. There is definitely something for everyone.

Bell'Occas is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 6:30 p.m. You can also check out the store's website( for more information and updates on new inventory.

Secondhand store Emmaus Vervins-Laon à Saint-Gobert
30 minute drive

Emmaüs Vervins-Laon in Saint-Gobert is a popular second-hand store in Aisne, situated in the village of Saint-Gobert, near Vervins. If you are in search of unique trinkets and antiques, this place is definitely worth a visit. The store boasts a wide range of second-hand items, where you may occasionally stumble upon high-quality pieces, ranging from furniture to decorations and clothing.

At Emmaüs Vervins-Laon à Saint-Gobert, you can find all kinds of fun trinkets and antiques, from old books and artwork to retro furniture and accessories. The store regularly has new stock, so there is always something new to discover.

Emmaus Vervins-Laon à Saint-Gobert is usually open on Wednesday afternoons and Saturdays, but not at lunchtime. It is advisable to call ahead to see if they are open.