It’s that time of year. People are clearing out their homes ready for another summer. On the island it means more and more open air sales. One of the biggest is in St Martin de Ré on May 29th. The annual Brocante Vide-Grenier de Printemps is on the Place de la République. Our house http://reagence.fr/location,vacances,iledere,st-martin-de-re,maison-de-pays/0312.html contains plenty bought on the square.
These pictures are of another Brocante. One that happens regularly on the harbour at Ars en Ré. We bought a couple of benches here. But we could have created a bit of fake family history. Fancy a few old relatives on your walls? This set would do the job.
Even if you come away empty handed it is always worth a visit. A chance to see how people lived. What people cared about. Occasionally I think how did that get here?