• Interesting pieces from Europe
  • OLD PIECES with a story
  • Continually INSPIRED by vintage style


For the past 5 years La Brocante (pronounced 'la brocont' & translated as 'flea market')
has been trading in a wonderfully eclectic world of European vintage objects,
upcycled creations, curiosities and slightly-quirky, eclectic homewares
personally hand-picked by us from around the globe ... read more

Recent Blog Posts

How I failed English in a French school
21 May, 2016

When I was 13 years old my father took sabbatical leave from the University of Melbourne to do further research in botany at the Université de Montpellier in the south of France. We said our goodbyes to horses, ducks, guinea...

Marvellous Marseille
22 March, 2016

There’s a small book you can buy from the street stalls in France selling newspapers, magazines and confectionary that lists all the brocante markets scheduled in various cities, towns and villages over a three-month period. It’s always tricky to decipher...

Toutes Directions - Driving in France
27 January, 2016

Australian drivers could learn a thing or two from French drivers - there, I said it. We are forever pleasantly surprised at the general courtesy and patience evident on French roads, even in the biggest cities, at least in comparison...

How to survive lunch at Chez Louisette
27 November, 2015

The flea markets of Saint-Ouen in Paris are overflowing with all manner of weird and wonderful curiosities, fabulous furniture, incredible characters and a generous helping of overpriced junk and charlatans. Just walking there from the Porte de Clignancourt metro station...