Synopses & Reviews
A visit to a flea market can be the highlight of a trip to France: a lively encounter with everyday French culture, an exciting way to spend a few hours, and a chance to pick up a unique souvenir or add to a collection. The Flea Markets of France
is the indispensable tool for getting the most out of your visit, whether youre a first-time visitor or an experienced shopper. Conversational and comprehensive, this guide will tell you everything you need to know about exploring markets all over France. Descriptions of more than thirty markets and their specialties, as well as practical advice on visiting them, is augmented by notes on regional items, tips on bargaining and collecting, a glossary of relevant French phrases, and a useful rating system which gives an overview of each market.
Much more than a simple listing of French flea markets, Sandy Prices warm suggestions of things to do nearby, places to eat, food specialties of the area, and local amenities are complemented by bits of history and cultural observations. Armed with this comprehensive guide, visitors to France will feel they are in good, reliable hands.
About the Author
is an attorney living in Canada. She has lived and traveled extensively in France.
Originally from Toronto, Emily Laxer has spent several years in France. During her early childhood, she lived with her family in a small village in Provence, where she went to the local one-room school. As a teenager, she returned to Menton in the C™te dAzur. She attended college in Montreal, and most recently began a PhD in sociology at the University of Toronto.