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?
You can see the Ile de Ré on television this week. The global French channel TV5 Monde is repeating a programme that has already aired in France. Thalassa is a regular show on France 3. This edition “La Rochelle, vivre l’Atlantique” celebrates La Rochelle and its nearby islands, focussing on how people live and work by or on the sea. In the UK you can see it Tuesday May 20th at 22.56. Part of the programme is up on YouTube showing some lovely blue skies and sunny beaches.