brocante and antique tours 2017

by Sharon Santoni

It looks like this year is going to be busy and fun!    Our September tour is already fully booked so we have decided to introduce a  supplementary September tour with a difference.

We are calling this new tour Antiques and Luxury, because as well as plenty of opportunities to shop for French antiques (including at our favourite Chatou fair) we are also offering some new activities, all linked to the very best in traditional French living and savoir-faire.

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This tour will start on the Wednesday 27 September and end on Monday 2nd October.  We’ll spend two glorious days in Normandy, staying in a very special manor house B&B.  Here we buy brocante and antique treasure, take a class in floral design, have a private visit to a 14th century chapel, take a coffee at my house, all the while enjoying wonderful meals together.

After these two days  we head to Paris where guests choose their own accommodation so as to make the most of some free time each evening.

We spend three days together in Paris where of course we can shop for antiques but where we also take a class in jewellery design at the prestigious French house of Van Cleef and Arpels.

We spend a day at the Chatou fair, and a full day at the Paris flea market.  We shop together, and lunch together before returning to our hotels in the evening.

The last day sees us leaving Paris early and heading to Champagne where we visit a champagne producer and enjoy a divine lunch in a very luxurious setting.  And before the end of the day, we’ll have one last opportunity to shop.

This is going to be a very exciting and enjoyable tour, with only a limited capacity for number of guests.  We will not take more than six guests and three of the places are already spoken for.  You can see more information here. And of course please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you want to go ahead and reserve your space.



Taste of France March 10, 2017 - 3:41 pm

Sounds wonderful! The work you have put into organizing these is astounding. But I suppose it’s a labor of love.

Elizabeth Spitler March 10, 2017 - 5:41 pm


I would like more information on the September trip please. What is the cost and if you have any spots left.

Thank you,


Pamela March 10, 2017 - 6:35 pm

Hello Sharon, hope your having a awesome day. Sounds like a it’s going to lots of fun.

Denise March 10, 2017 - 8:21 pm

I would like more information regarding the September trip. I do have a specific question as to if husbands generally come wth wives. The trip sounds wonderful!

Sharon Santoni March 14, 2017 - 6:10 pm

sent you an email ! x

Christine Neely March 10, 2017 - 10:37 pm

Hi Sharon I’ve been following you for a couple of years now and am finally planning a trip to Europe in September 2018. May I have dates and prices for the September trip please.

Sharon Santoni March 14, 2017 - 6:06 pm

emailing you now !

stacey snacks March 11, 2017 - 12:27 am

We will overlap while your tour is in Paris, so maybe we can sneak in a hug!

Sharon Santoni March 14, 2017 - 6:05 pm

wonderful 🙂

Mimi Brooks March 11, 2017 - 7:06 am

you are amazing! sharing your knowledge and life in france…. i can’t wait till september!! have a lovely weekend. kisses to the doggies. xo mimi

Jennifer Canfield March 11, 2017 - 3:17 pm

Hello can you please advise the dates and cost? I am dying to join this. Merck, Jennifer Canfied

Sharon Santoni March 14, 2017 - 6:05 pm

emailed you ! x

Stacy Campbell March 13, 2017 - 10:56 pm

Sounds heavenly.

Feryal Şen July 20, 2017 - 10:40 am

Hello Sharon, we want to take part by your brocante tour in September. Could you write me please more information about the tour and prices.

Best wishes to you.


Jane Macdonald January 7, 2018 - 9:56 am

Hi Sharon – my husband and I are planning a trip to France in late Sept this year and was wondering what the dates of your tours would be. Thanks, Jane


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