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Treasure trove…

September 17, 2012 LC 0

Ath, Belgium: Home to the wonderful Deknudt Antiques. This was my second visit and it didn’t disappoint. This very large, but unassuming warehouse is set off the main road between Leuze-en-Hainaut and Ath and is a veritable treasure trove of furniture from 1750’s …
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La braderie de Lille

September 3, 2012 LC 0

I love La braderie de Lille, it is just such a mad, and very French, weekend. The whole of this elegant city is taken over by Europe’s largest annual flea market for 48 hours. There is an air of ‘anything goes’ and indeed not only are the streets taken over …
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Saturday market, Rabastens

May 19, 2012 LC 0

Grocery shopping in France is such a pleasure. My favourite market is in the local town, Rabastens, every Saturday. During my time here, I’ve come to know the farmers, butchers, bakers and my favourite cheesemaker a little, enough to have jovial chats every week and mor …