Low sunlight gleams on old brass and pewter…

 

 

sparkles on cut glass…

 

 

and makes tarnished gilt shine like gold.

 

 

Some stalls in the brocante are specialised and carefully organised.  Others are like giant magpie hoards.  These peripatetic street markets are a class above the vide greniers, where anyone can empty out their attic, but a step down from the high priced antiquités. There are bargains to be found.

 

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