Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Antiquing In France: Shopping For French Vintage in Brittany

We shop all over France for our website but one of my most favourite places is Brittany. Often overlooked by tourists, this part of France is lovely, with many beautiful unspoilt towns and some amazing beaches.

Dazzle is based in Devon and we are lucky enough to have a regular ferry service to Roscoff in Brittany, making it the ideal location for a bit of vintage and antique shopping.

Leaving Plymouth on the night ferry

One of the great joys of vintage shopping in France is discovering a place packed full with quirky and unusual pieces. This shop was stacked with weird and wonderful curios including taxidermy, chalkware and a collection of beautifully colourful oil lamps.

Vintage and antique French linens are hugely popular in the UK, but it was hard to know where to start searching faced with this pile!

There's lots of fabulous antique taxidermy in France, sadly these 2 chaps were out of my price range. 

Here at Dazzle our great love is French armoires. These antique cupboards are brimming with beautiful details and often are incredibly well made. Thankfully Brittany has lots that still retain their original shelves and fitted interiors.

We were spoilt for choice on this trip, with many gorgeous and unique items. Not all of them made it back to the UK with us, but maybe next time!

Who Are We? 

Dazzle Vintage Furniture is an online boutique which specialises in selling authentic French armoires and decorative accessories. We personally source all our items in France and aim to inspire buyers to chose original French armoires over mass produced new. 


  1. I like the lamps the best. Thank you for sharing!

  2. This is such an in depth blog post about traditional French fairs. It is often so hard to find this kind of information online. These fairs seem to have an 'air' of mystery about them for the recreational antique buyer. Thanks very much for sharing.