Best Flea Market – La Grande Rederie Amiens

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Best Flea Market – La Grande Rederie Amiens, France

We visited the Best Flea Market – La grande Rederie, Amiens, France in April this year.  In Northern France flea markets tend to be known as “a rederie” but they are also often called “a braderie” and “a brocante” which is the most widely used term.

A visit to a French flea market can be great fun and we really enjoyed our 4 day visit.  We stayed in a lovely Chambres d’hotes 12km north of the city run by a lovely retired French couple.  The owner Josy, made us so welcome and even baked us a cake and made us hot flasks of coffee ready for our early start on the Sunday. This is a photo of the b&b in Flesselles.

Best Flea Market - La Grande Rederie Amiens, France
Chambres d’hotes / bed and breakfast Flesselles, Amiens, France

 

The Amiens flea market takes place twice a year in April and October. The 51 streets in the town centre are closed to welcome some 500 professional dealers and 2,000 casual traders from all over France, and with over 80,000 visitors looking for bargains the autumn La Grande Rederies the second biggest event of its kind after Lille’s Braderie.

Arming ourselves with warm clothes, Madame Josy’s cake and our flasks we set off to the flea market on a very chilly and frosty sunday morning.  There is a great atmosphere of people milling around looking for a bargain amongst the tables and tablecloths draped on the floor.  If you visit, remember to take a torch so you can get a really good look, remember it’s still dark at 6am!!! Our day was very fruitful and we picked up a great selection of French homewares and objets d’art.

La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
Best Flea Market – La Grande Rederie Amiens
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016
La Grande Rederie, Amiens April 2016

 

5 Responses

  1. Julie
    | Reply

    Hi
    Just a few questions. Did you travel the 12 km by car from your B&B . Also how does one carry their purchases if they arrive by public transport. Is parking difficult.
    Many thanks for your time.
    Julie

  2. thefrenchattic
    | Reply

    Thank you for your message.

    Hi Julie,

    We travelled in our company van and parked nearby to the flea market [free parking].
    We used a trolley to carry our purchases around on the day.
    There is very good public transport in Amiens and you won’t need it on the day as many roads are closed.

    Hope this helps,
    Angela

  3. Roger Bluff
    | Reply

    Hello…do you know the date for the next one in April 2017? Regards Roger

    • thefrenchattic
      | Reply

      Hi Roger, yes it is on the 9th of April.

      • Roger Bluff
        | Reply

        Thank you

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