"This attractive little book is a great resource for anyone who enjoys the thrill of the hunt. Laxer covers flea markets in every region of France (including Paris), rating them for their value, visual appeal and nearby amenities. She also explains what collectibles to look for at each venue and offers suggestions on neighborhood cafes, restaurants, bakeries and museums." --France Magazine
"...wherever you set out from, you will want to follow her lead if you are a flea-market fanatic." --House & Garden
"Whether you're searching for a simple souvenir or a serious collectible, flea markets are a way to connect with real life in Gallic culture. Sandy Price, author of The Flea Markets of France, helps bargain hunters land that perfect piece." --National Geographic Traveler
"Little Bookroom, part of the tweedy New York Review of Books
, publishes whimsical guidebooks to the civilized pleasures of Western culture capitals. The Flea Markets of France
is the latest addition to the series, and undoubtedly one of the best. From Rouen to Paris to Avignon, Sandy Price lays out the fundamentals of those congregations for lovers of castoffs and forgotten treasures—glazed ceramic vases, rustic farmhouse furniture, Art Nouveau patio sets. The book has all the details you need to plan your own flea market Tour de France, including schedules, locations, notes about prices and offerings, tips on restaurants for a restorative repast, and other sites to visit nearby. The book is as satisfying a find as anything you'll discover amid the dusty heaps." --Ralph Lauren Magazine
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 d’Azur. She attended college in Montreal, and most recently began a PhD in sociology at the University of Toronto.