French Flea Market Finds - Mirepoix, France

 French Flea Market Finds, Mirepoix, France

French Flea Market Finds, Mirepoix, France

I have a few snaps from a visit I made to the beautiful French town of Mirepoix - coincidentally I timed it perfectly as a traditional French brocante was in full swing. And if you've read my upcycled trunk post you'll know I can't resist a flea market. Imagine a tiny town, with colourful buildings and bustling with people and market sellers.

I was lucky enough to be staying in a converted stone farmhouse, set into the side of a hill in the rural Pyrenees. From the house you could see forests and the snowy tops of the Pyrenees mountains – even in June. Here are some pictures from a trip into town and the treasures I found.

 French cheese in a french market, Mirepoix, France

French cheese in a french market, Mirepoix, France

Having decided to take a trip in to the nearest town one day (to stock up on baguettes and brie) the usually sleepy town was alive with visitors and market sellers.

A traditional French brocante was in full swing

The colours of the bright and cheerful town houses and shops were illuminated even more by the bright sunshine and hive of activity.

 The colourful houses and buildings of Mirepoix, France - French Flea Market Finds, Mirepoix, France

The colourful houses and buildings of Mirepoix, France - French Flea Market Finds, Mirepoix, France

 Vintage fabrics and threads at the French Market stalls - French Flea Market Finds, Mirepoix, France

Vintage fabrics and threads at the French Market stalls - French Flea Market Finds, Mirepoix, France

 Vintage sewing tools at a French brocante, Mirepoix

Vintage sewing tools at a French brocante, Mirepoix

 Vintage circus poster in France - French brocante, Mirepoix

Vintage circus poster in France - French brocante, Mirepoix

If you get the chance to travel to Mirepoix or happen to be passing-by I highly recommend a visit.