On this street of "happiness" in Bercy Village, Paris...
...crystal chandeliers hang from poles in the courtyard, rain or shine.
And the historic Place des Vins de France conceals wondrous delights.
But the Antiquites Brocante currently underway in a big overheated tent is a bit of a disappointment, frankly. No photos allowed. And most of the items are for collectors of specific things, i.e. art from a certain period or 19th-century seals. I stayed only an hour, but did find one treasure: a 19th-century gold gilt and mesh petite hanging lantern from a French church. Some of the faux jewels are missing, but that adds to the charm, n'est pas?
The brocante continues from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through January 25th. Take Paris Metro line 14 to Cour Saint-Emilion and walk across the street, past the stone buildings, shops and cafes to the big white tent. Tickets are available at the door.
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