'Colin and Elisabeth' covered the Ascension day brocante on Thursday 2nd of June 2011 rather well on their own blog.
The large market of interesting second-hand objects and antiques filled the place du marché and les halles. Abbé Henri Proust was sorely tempted, and finally purchased three things; a pewter plate, an old shotgun, a 'Lefaucheux', marked St. Etienne 16.8mm side-by-side pin-fire hunting piece - un fusil à broche - from about 1880 - HP's era - (but can this really be a man of the cloth, one asks?), and a small sea scene in oils in a gilt frame.
All the town's other shops closed for the afternoon.