Oh La La!
Bargains, Sun, and Fun
Just because it’s France, the mecca of style and good taste doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. It can even be downright cheap, if you know where to go!
A vide-grenier (empty-attic) is France’s answer to the U.S. garage sale. This is where a village or neighborhood gets together once a year to empty their homes of things they would like to pass on. You can find treasures, antiques, and anything under the Provencal sun. And the prices are headspinning! These are fantastic opportunities to get to know the culture (I have never seen a tourist at any of these sales – locals only.)
Local discount stores. Yes, they have them in France, too. But you won’t find them in the storybook cities and villages that tourists haunt. You need to go to behind the scenes France and hit the shopping centers to get these bargains. Not pretty to look at, but you will get bang for your euro and able to bring home lots more goods.
Join us for this very special weekend, as we hit the road in search of bargains, sun, and fun. Outdoor markets, vide-greniers, discount stores, lunch, and afternoon tea are part of the itinerary.
This is a three night, four day tour. Accommodation in charming three star B&B near Aix en Provence. Two meals a day, ground transportation, guide and accommodation included.
June 8 – 11
July 13 – 16
590 euros per person/double occupancy. Contact us to sign up.
If you are interested in a few days of glamour and bargain shopping (yes, the French know how to put these two concepts together magnificently) in the Riviera, join us for the Grande Braderie tour – a women’s only tour of St. Tropez taking place in October 2007!
The dates will not be released until May 2007, so please send us an email and we will let you know the dates.