By happy coincidence we were in Montsoreau on the one day of the month that the town hosts a lovely little antique market on the banks of the Loire River. Fortunately for us it was the 20th anniversary of this market, so the turnout was particularly strong and there was a lot of lovely "junk" to admire.
If only it was acceptable to take wardrobes and library ladders and boxes of jam jars home on the plane...
There were so many beautiful pieces, and it was all displayed so prettily. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was the perfect way to spend Sunday morning.
These two lovely gentlemen saw me taking photos of their wares. When I said I liked the way the stuff looked they suggested they looked pretty good and I should snap them too; so I did.
There was also a farmers market. This takes place every Sunday in the town square. Local produce such as mushrooms, foie gras, fruits and vegetables were on offer. And they looked fabulous.
I have posted some more photos in a flickr set here.
If you're travelling to France and want to stumble upon such a market, you might find this sight helpful.
I didn't buy an armoire or anything bulky, but I did purchase a few metres of vintage braid, which I will photograph in the light of day.