Furnishing your French House inexpensively

In the Times property section this weekend Sarah Humber uses her own personal experience as a bargain hunter in France to give an accurate depiction of the ‘brocantes’ that provide a great place to pick up furniture and ornaments. Brocantes are antique markets and flea markets and supply any shopper with pieces of furniture, paintings and other household goods that may or may not need some refurbishment. For those who want a simple and relatively cheap way to furnish their French home it can be a real treat, especially as the locals will expect you to haggle with them to agree on a price that suits you both.

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