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Vide Grenier - Lancieux 

 

Summer 2003

 

 

 

 

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Each year on the first Sunday in August, Lancieux holds a huge Vide Grenier, the French equivalent of a car-boot sale.  The word  Vide Grenier means "attic clearance" and was the chance for grandchildren to make money out of their Grandparent's horded junk.  The junk of course can also include some exciting finds for collectors.

 The event attracts stall holders from the region only and prices vary depending on who has the stall.  Sometimes stall holders do this for a living and are very aware of what they are selling.  Some stall holders are really clearing their attics out and bargains can certainly be found.

If you feel like refreshments there are galette sausices available - barbecued sausage with a buck wheat pancake rolled around, barbecued pork chops and steaks.  The bars and restaurants are also open of course. 

The stalls stretch throughout many of the town streets as well as in the main car parik outside the Tourism Office on the main road.

Cost 1.50 euros

Cost 5 euros

Lancieux Annual "Vide Grenier"

 

These jugs, milk churns and pots are all hand painted and prices start at 20 euros.

Similar sales are held elsewhere in the region throughout the summer.  Dinard has a huge sale with stalls throughout the streets and this is held on the last Sunday of August. Here you will find children sitting on blankets selling anything from their own toys to bric a brac, antiques and collectables dealers selling their wares and of course any amateur who wants to set up a stand.

 

The tureen and pot with lid were bought at Lancieux Vide Grenier.