brocante tour updates

by Sharon Santoni

designer home of Jacqueline Morabito in Provence

2015 is set to be a wonderful year for the MFCH brocante tours,

today I’d like to give you an update.

chairs and candlesticks piled up at a brocante fair

 I  first announced the tour programme for this year  a month ago, and since then information has been flying off the shelves.

First of all the group brocante tours.

  The tour proposed in May is now fully booked, but there are still places in September.  This will be a wonderful trip, combining the pleasure of the country brocantes with the thrill of a big Paris fair too.

There will be a maximum of six guests, accommodation in a château and non stop brocante shopping, promising guests plenty of treasure to take home with them.

mauve and white transfer ware, antique china

My first brocante and lifestyle tour in the Spring is also sold out!   I am so excited about this tour, in the south of france.

It’s a new feature this year, and will include visits to the private homes of three leading French designers and stylists, who are teaming up with MFCH to show you the very best of French living.  Of course there will also be plenty of opportunites to shop.

designer home and garden in provence

I had originally only proposed the Spring dates for the lifestyle tour, but there has been so much interest and enthusiasm for this new event,  unique in its kind, that I have decided to repeat the itinerary in late October.

table laid for lunch in provence

October in Provence is a wonderful season.  The light is beautiful, the temperatures very pleasant and the crowds have gone home.

table laid for lunch in provence

If you would like any further information about the group tours or this brocante and lifestyle tour then please email me HERE.

Hope you have something wonderful planned this weekend

Thank you for reading me!


Karena February 27, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Sharon your tour sounds wonderful and I hope I can make it on one soon!!
You have really thought out the details!

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Miss Diane February 27, 2015 - 4:08 pm

C’est toujours un plaisir de vous lire et vos photos sont toujours magnifiques!

Heather in Arles February 27, 2015 - 4:19 pm

October may very well be my favorite month here in the South of France. The light is magical, the streets are empty and it is just chilly enough in the evenings to dig into some of my favorite meals!

I am sure that no matter when your clients sign up to explore with you they will have a wonderful time.

Congratulations on your well-earned success so far this year!

Reply February 27, 2015 - 4:52 pm

Your tours sound amazing, for anyone wishing to spend some time in authentic French homes and the surrounding countryside I would imagine there would be nothing better. I am not surprised they are selling out so fast. Have a great weekend.

Joanne Boulter February 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm

All so very beautiful! Joanne

Deborah February 27, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Love all the french color!

nancy josselyn February 27, 2015 - 8:04 pm

more details i would love to do this!

Marlene Stephenson February 27, 2015 - 8:56 pm

I so want to see France maybe some day ,i have dream of it since french in high school.You guys have a wonderful time.

Colleen Taylor February 27, 2015 - 10:31 pm

How exciting for you Sharon! These sound fabulous & I am thrilled for you. Wish I could be there too! X

gayle Hill February 27, 2015 - 10:59 pm

Cannot get to your email website. Very interested in September opportunity for tour . .
Thank you.
Gayle Hill

Esther George February 28, 2015 - 5:35 am

Hi Sharon, I can just imagine how wonderful this would be….sigh….. I am sitting here watching a BBC production called Monty Don’s French Gardens he was just looking at Hermes roof gardens absolute beauty. It’s on for the next few weekends I can tell you every flower he has looked at so far especially Josephine’s roses I have thought of your beautiful bouquet and the pots and statues I think at how many of these you see during your brocante tours …. that’s it I confess I’m jealous. Thank you for sharing beauty. Have a wonderful weekend. Regards Esther from Sydney. PS this documentary is beautiful.

Marian from UK February 28, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Hi Esther! We saw Monty Don’s series a year ago here in the UK. I loved it! My friend kindly bought me the DVD for Christmas and it’s there waiting for those cold days in winter when all you want to do is curl up in front of the log burner and watch Monty in France!! I particularly loved his visit to the Prieure D’Orsan – look up its website! A place I’d love to visit while visiting Normandy one day…. we can dream!

Esther George February 28, 2015 - 10:36 pm

Hi Marian, another one to look at is Monty Don’s Italian Gardens….dreamy. My husband gets scared when I watch these garden beauties …. I get ideas. If/when you get to see the Italian gardens look out for the Judas Tree. It’s a funny world, you are staying indoors from the cold and here I’m staying in from the heat. Stay warm enjoy your weekend. Regards Esther from Sydney.

paola February 28, 2015 - 5:22 pm

cara sharon le tue idee sono meravigliose come tè saluti dal italia

Fiona McKinna February 28, 2015 - 6:56 pm

I want to rescue those little chairs!

Jessica Conick March 1, 2015 - 1:49 am

Sounds amazing!

Karen Abel March 1, 2015 - 2:01 pm

The tour looks and sounds like it will be outstandingly amazing. I hope to be able to attend someday soon to experience France in another manner. Sure everyone attending will have a very memorable time. The last picture looks like lunch at the castle in Chateauneuf-du-Pape!

Nicola March 1, 2015 - 4:35 pm

PSE send info. Only getting bits! Eg who is arranging these tours and who is Sharon? Is this hosted from UK? Kind regards Nicky x

gayle Hill March 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm

Really would like to be on your Oct tour . . heads up on dates, $$$. . .accommodations. Thanks, gayle Hill

Helen March 2, 2015 - 5:31 am

Another great post from you Sharon! Thanks for sharing great pics and inspiration for guys like e who actually wants to learn more about home design and renovation! Keep up the good work!

vibeke falkenberg June 26, 2015 - 1:22 pm

Dear Sharon
I am very interested in info about your October tour.
Looking forward to hear from you.

Sharon skinner September 18, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Hello Sharon
Are you doing a brocante tour in 2018 … my cousin and I are interested , could you also inform us of cost per person in English pounds thanking you regards Sharon x


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