If the Cannes Film Festival glamour is not your thing… the top anti-glamour event of the weekend is the Grande Vide Grenier de Nice, a massive swap meet/flea market/car boot sale on Sunday at the Palais des Expositions parking lot, just steps from the tram stop of the same name.
Europe doesn’t do Garage Sales, preferring Car Boot Sales in the UK and Vide Greniers in France, which means literally “empty your attic”… and empty their attics they do! One person’s trash is another’s treasure, so you can find everything from the most hilarious junk to the most interesting antiques. The prices are a fraction of the weekly antique markets and bargaining is the way to go.
Tomorrow’s Vide Grenier is going off rain or shine, so bring an umbrella, or buy one there!