10:00 am: Be met in the lobby of your hotel.
It is a fascinating and very large area where hundreds of families have owned a space or a boutique since 1900. A unique experience, a joy for your eyes and senses! It is actually one of the largest antique and flea markets in the world, with about 1000 people selling fashion, arts and crafts and vintage outfits and about 2500 people selling antiques. You will learn about the history of the place, from Romain Vernaison’s idea of renting his grounds to furniture dealers in 1885 to the current development of the Marché Dauphine. Your guide will tell you about the 13 markets: Vernaison, Biron, Serpette….and the history of the ragmen of Fortifs, the guinguettes… You will also learn about famous characters such as Edith Piaf and Frehel. You will be guided through the maze of streets full of treasures of all qualities, periods and prices. A magical journey in this picturesque village which attracts collectors from all over the world every week-end!
6:00 pm: Back at your hotel.