A lunar calendar to improve my gardening skills

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Pineau … or Pinot? Do you know the difference?

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Doll in rocking chair at French brocanteA popular excursion on a Sunday is to visit a local Brocante (flea-market) and albeit Montreuil-Bellay was playing host this weekend we decided to ring the changes and visit the Brocante at Les Rosiers sur Loire, a picture postcard town set along the edge of the Loire river.

In her element to potter around the Brocante while Mama searched for ‘finds’ was Constance whose eagerness to touch everything did hinder somewhat !

Augustin grew bored after a short while and decided it best to assist Papa at the Boulangerie, passing the time eating freshly baked baguette and sipping orangina.

Stalls at a French Brocante in Pays de la LoireTrinkets for sale in a Loire Valley brocante

Editors note: Have you visited this market, or one like it, in France?

Do you find it a valuable experience?

What do you get out of it – do you sell or do you buy?

Let us know by replying below….

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