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"I went to school in Montpellier and university in Nice in the south of France and so I have to admit that our business, La Brocante, is probably a very pleasant mid-life career crisis.
I have now returned to everything that I love: frequent trips to France to source wonderful pieces; practicing my French which I always think sounds pretty damn good after a glass or three of red; bartering and bantering with French dealers as well as working back home on our own Australian-made paper & textile range ..." continue reading

Recent Blog Posts

A Sticky Lightbulb Moment!
22 March, 2017

Sometimes things happen for a reason. A cliché perhaps, but true. A couple of months ago I hurt my foot and so I spent more than a few days sitting in front of my Mac with my leg up resting...

Alliance Française 2016 French Xmas Market
01 December, 2016

Come and enjoy a French weekend at the one and only Alliance Française de Melbourne’s Eildon Mansion in St Kilda! This two-day FREE event is family friendly and an ideal destination for young and old. La Brocante will be there...

Paris to Provence November 18-20 2016
15 November, 2016

Paris to Provence 2016 is on next weekend November 18 -20 at Como House, South Yarra, Victoria. We will be there as usual with a marquee full of goodies, enjoying an aperitif or two and devouring raclette. We hope to...

How to keep your French fresh!
02 November, 2016

Isabelle Sury is a Swiss now living on the Mornington Peninsula and teaching French in schools and in smaller conversation classes. To get in touch with Isabelle please email I asked Isabelle to write a post on the best...



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