Are You a "Chineur?"
French Antique Hunting Vocabulary!
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Aladin "Le magazine des chineurs" A french antique magazine which features an excellent calendar of antique shows and fairs.
Bric a Brac A shop selling flea market type and other second hand items
Brocante An upscale flea market at which lower priced antiques can also be found.
Chineur A individual who loves ferreting about at flea markets and antique shows for that unusual find and who doesn't shy away from digging in the boxes under the tables!
Also: A French magazine for providing a calendar of antique fairs and flea markets
Depot-Vente A Consignment Shop
Foire d'Antiquités Antique Fair, usually professional dealers only.
Puces Fleamarket: Literally "Fleas", short for "marché aux puces"
Vide-Grenier Literally "Emptying of the Attic". These are usually village sales at which there are a mixture of professional and invidual sellers offering everything and anything. A cross between a community garage sale and a flea market.