Every year, our Editor Sharon Santoni, an expert in all things brocante, hosts a very special trip combining antique hunting with authentic French past times. Read on to find out about the MFCH Brocante Tour!
The March.April issue explored one of MFCH’s favorite local brocantes – the Foire de Chatou (P16). A personal piece by editor Sharon, this biannual antiques and brocante fair is very dear to her heart.
A treasure trove of objects and furniture arrive at Chatou from across the country every September. From retro ’80s chairs to Baroque mirrors, there are hundreds of stalls to browse, which makes knowing where to start a bit of a challenge.
If you’re an antiques aficionado but would prefer a hand navigating French markets… we have just the thing.
My French Country Home Brocante Tour
September 24-29, 2019
Every year in late September, Sharon and the MFCH team prepare an intimate tour for a handful of clients. The Brocante Tour is one of our most popular, attracting curious minds and francophiles from around the world.
Touring and shopping brocantes with Sharon, visiting her house in Normandy, a cooking class led by a renowned chef… are you already picturing yourself there? Read on…
Here’s what awaits our small group of tour-goers:
- chauffeur-driven transport for the entire experience
- luxury accommodation for a 3-night stay a manor house B&B, including dinner and breakfast. Each guest has their own bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Shared accommodation is available for guests traveling together.
- a floral art class
- entry into brocantes and the Foire de Chatou
- half day cooking class
- all lunches
- translation assistance when purchasing or negotiating items
- …and a free one-year digital subscription to My French County Home magazine!
Her experience as a buyer, connections with dealers, and passion for French antiques make Sharon the perfect partner to learn the art of French brocantes. Plus you’ll get to uncover parts of Paris and Normandy that only the locals know about!
***For pricing and more information about the tour, please drop Molly a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.***
For a peek into Chatou itself, have a look at Sharon’s video:
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Text by Alice White Walker – Photography © Sharon Santoni