Friday, August 18, 2006

Attic sales, not garage sales

I said in a previous post that I thought yard sales didn't exist in Paris. Well, they don't. They are actually called "vide-greniers" (empty-attics). There are definitely more attics than yards or garages in Paris. I found the term online at this link, http://parisvoice.com/01/may/html/tips.cfm, which is an article about finding deals at flea markets from the Paris Voice site for English-speaking Parisians. Then I found an online calender for vide-greniers in France, http://vide-greniers.org/, where I came upon many rummage sales in Paris, and also a big toy expo at the coliseum-sized space, Palais d'Omnisports in Bercy (12th arrondissement), which I think Maylin will enjoy very much.

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