our september brocante and lifestyle tour

by Sharon Santoni


We’re only half way through the summer but September is approaching fast, and here at My French Country Home, the month of September rhymes with our Brocante and Lifestyle Tour.

We still have a couple of places left on the tour, which this year takes place from 25 to 30 September.    It will be five nights and six days of French living bliss:  a mix of antique shopping, good food, beautiful surroundings, great company, and added in to the mix some nice wine, good conversation, a floral class, a cooking class and a general getting-off-the-beaten-track that has become our speciality on the MFCH tours.

The tour kicks off with coffee at my house, and then we spend two days and three nights in Normandy, where I have some new addresses and  very special spots to share with my guests.  On the third day we head into Paris by way of Versailles, and we spend a whole day at the fantastic antique fair at Chatou.

In Paris you are free to stay at your preferred hotel, although we are happy to recommend our favourites of course, and we collect you each morning after breakfast and return you to your hotel at the end of the day, so you can enjoy a couple of evenings in Paris too.

Wherever we go, we are driven in comfortable vehicles, by our chauffeurs  who are legendary for their charm and good humour.  We take care of our guests from morning to evening, and the days run seamlessly, as we visit, take photos, enjoy great meals and shop to our hearts content.

We also help guests get their shopping home, be it organising the shipping of that perfect French armoire, or simply providing protection for packing some precious china into a suitcase, our aim is to make everything easy and enjoyable.

If you would like to join us, just click here to send us an email, or leave your name and address in the comment box below.  There are still four places left, but once they are gone we will be sold out, as we take a limited number of clients on each tour.



Taste of France July 25, 2018 - 4:48 pm

Gorgeous photos!
(as always)

Freddie Ann July 25, 2018 - 5:02 pm

If only. That must be an amazing tour. I’m sure there will be many many photos you will show us.

Jasmine Heureux July 26, 2018 - 10:17 am

So in the meantime view and review mablogue.com.

Sondra Daly July 25, 2018 - 6:44 pm Reply
Sondra Daly July 25, 2018 - 6:46 pm

just curious.. Do you need to be a buyer of a business? do you need to travel with another? Could I ever afford this trip.. It always sounds so wonderful.

Sondra Daly July 25, 2018 - 6:49 pm

You have my e mail as yahoo.

Janet July 25, 2018 - 6:54 pm

I went last year by myself on this tour and had a wonderful time. The others in the group were very kind and Sharon had it planned so that there was much to see and do, yet there was time to relax. I am not an antique dealer, nor do I speak French but I had NO problems with communications. If you are sitting on the fence, like I did for a few years, sign up NOW! It was the trip of a lifetime that included not only antique shopping but a true taste of the luxurious side of French life.

david terry July 25, 2018 - 7:05 pm

Oh, Sharon……what a lovely (And practical-minded…particularly the packaging/shipping business) description. I just forwarded your posting to three male, latter middle-aged (As I am, myself) sorta-friends/clients of mine (they all have plenty of money, to be frank, but not a CLUE regarding what to give their wives for a significant birthday or this upcoming Christmas). All have previously contacted me regarding a commissioned portrait of the wife. In each case, I’ve had to tell them that, in my experience, women enjoy portraits of their children and/or pets OR the entire family…..but they don’t enjoy getting “surprise” portraits of themselves. I told each of these boys that he should give his wife one of your tours…….can’t think of something more lovely and adventurous. I made it clear that you’re a great communicator (you are, as I have reason to know), and I gave them your private email address. Hope you don’t mind…..and best wishes to you and your ventures. I’ve loved watching them develop over the past ten or so years. sincerely,
David Terry
Quail Roost Farm
Rougemont, NC

Victoria Savu July 26, 2018 - 12:22 am

Very thoughtfull of you.

Kate Granado July 25, 2018 - 7:18 pm

I am interested in more detail on the tour..

Suzanne de Rothschild July 25, 2018 - 7:33 pm

Bonsoir…can you email me costs, please?

Suzanne de Rothschild July 25, 2018 - 7:35 pm

Please email me costs on your tour madame xox

Karen Knaub August 15, 2020 - 11:42 pm

Would you be ki d enough to email costs for 2021?

Christina Soto July 25, 2018 - 7:49 pm

Wow! This sounds amazing!! I need more info please!

Hildred Sullivan July 25, 2018 - 8:13 pm

I am still trying to find a friend to do this trip with me. Could you please send current pricing?
Thanks so much, Hildred

Cecilia Benson July 26, 2018 - 4:38 am

Me . Cecilia Benson

Stephanie Vassau July 25, 2018 - 8:20 pm

I would like to go! This my thing. Please sign me up!!

Nancy Moylan July 25, 2018 - 8:36 pm

Please send me the price. Merci!

Carrie L. Thatcher July 25, 2018 - 9:04 pm

This is on my bucket list. I can’t this year. All my travel time is on family trips. Next year though. Until then I will content myself with your photo’s, books, magazines for inspiration while I scrounge my local shops. Have fun.

Lori July 25, 2018 - 9:42 pm

Could you please send me the details? Thank you!

Janine July 25, 2018 - 10:06 pm

Will you have any trips/ tours in October??

Karen July 25, 2018 - 10:11 pm

Pricing for trip please:)

Marge July 25, 2018 - 10:30 pm

Hi, could you please pass along cost, trip details etc. Thanks1

Federica Ongaro July 26, 2018 - 1:36 am

I’m interested in the Brocante and Lifstyle tour, which takes place from 25 to 30 September.
I should be grateful if you could let me have some information.
Best regards.
Federica Ongaro

P hollis July 26, 2018 - 1:44 am

I’m interested in the September 25-30 tour.
Please forward details

Jo Acker July 26, 2018 - 2:27 am

Where can I find info on dates and prices for your tours?

Colleen Taylor July 26, 2018 - 2:49 am

I love these photos Sharon! It all sounds fabulous. X

Cecilia Benson July 26, 2018 - 4:40 am

I’m in Houston Texas
Looking forward to do this tour

Barbara July 26, 2018 - 5:08 am

Id love to do the tour if I can afford it for next year, plenty time to save some money for it..

Nancy July 26, 2018 - 5:46 am

I would love to do this tour but next year. Is it a yearly event. Please forward the information and price list. Do you have a single person rate? Merci.

Kim Diemer July 26, 2018 - 5:10 pm

We would love additional details please.

Nancy Brantley July 26, 2018 - 6:10 pm

Price? Information? Thanks

Ruth July 26, 2018 - 9:49 pm

Hi Sharon
Have you sold out yet?
Could I have info on your tour

Ann Pauley July 27, 2018 - 12:15 am

Would like details and price of the trip.

Maria Russell July 27, 2018 - 3:35 pm

Hi Sharon,

Would be extremely interested in a trip in 2019, if you have one planned. Need info on date, price, also shipping info (if I happen to find bulky/heavy piece item). and itinerary. I’m a huge Francophile and flew weekly to Paris as a Pursor flight attendant with a major airline. Having recently retired, I still visit my favorite City of Light and find your itinerary to be exciting and fun filled with shopping the brocante markets and enjoying the French wine and cuisine. A huge thanks in advance and look forward to hearing from you.

Nur Suraya July 27, 2018 - 5:48 pm

Hi Sharon, Would like details of trip. 2 pax.

Kitty July 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm

Please send me the information, I’m very interested! kitty@kittycavalier.com

Justine sheedy July 28, 2018 - 1:58 pm

Hello I’m very interested could you send me price
Many thanks

Rieko Kawase July 29, 2018 - 10:34 pm

Hello, Sharon
Would like details and price of the trip.
I’m very interested:)


Many thanks!

Debbie Spence July 30, 2018 - 5:48 pm

I am interested! debbiespenc5@gmail.com

Debbie Spence July 30, 2018 - 5:49 pm

OOPS. I left off the e on my email address debbiespence5@gmail.com

alana green August 4, 2018 - 1:42 pm

I am interested.need single pricing. Also wondering if it will be availaible next year as well.

Linda Williams Rorem August 7, 2018 - 4:18 pm

Thinking of joining a friend on this. Please email me details and costs.

Myrna August 11, 2018 - 8:11 am

Could you send me details for this year’s tour as well as next year’s please? Thank you.

Sarah Welton August 14, 2018 - 2:50 pm

Please could I have details of costs? My husband and I are very interested. Thank you

Karen August 14, 2018 - 3:17 pm

Please email details of the trip.

Suzette August 15, 2018 - 3:41 am Reply
Mary Ann Casavant August 17, 2018 - 6:27 pm

Interested in details please. My husband and I would love this experience.

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