I am so excited to bring you this new video, shot last week in my very favourite antiques and brocante fair, that takes place twice a year in Chatou, on the west side of Paris.
Chatou is actually the largest professional brocante fair in France, and – to make things even more perfect – each edition lasts for ten days. I always time my September brocante tour to coincide with the fair at Chatou, and with my guests we spend a day at the fair.
It’s a big fair, you’d be hard-pushed to really see the whole thing in one day. Some of the stands are tented, and open out on to the sand and gravel alleys, while others are inside the large covered halls.
Dealers come from all over the country to sell at the fair, and you can tell that it’s one of their favourites too. When they are lucky with the weather, as is the case this year, they spend a lot of time chatting, eating lunch together, and each stand seems to hold unlimited quantities of food and drink that all add to the festive atmosphere.
Chatou was originally called the Ham and Antique fair, and today there is still a whole alley just for food. Whether you want to drink champagne or coffee , eat cheese or a full meal, there are plenty of places to sit down and renew your energy levels before doing more shopping.
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For all the details on the Chatou fair click HERE