Cannes has a few wonderful places to pick up a bargain, whether it be antiques, second-hand Chanel bags or kids’ clothing. Here’s a list of the top places to check out.
Head to Le Depôt for second-hand items. They don’t have a web presence (no website, etc.) so give them a call before you head out, to find out opening hours.
This is Cannes’ best known market, which usually sells fresh fruit and vegetables and other wonderful local produce – but on Mondays, the antique and flea market takes its place. It’s in a great location and a nice way to browse the bric-a-brac stalls.
Opening hours: 7pm to 5pm, Mondays.
Vide grenier literally means to empty your loft. The French are no different to other countries in that they love to sell their unused and unwanted items at big flea markets at the weekend. There are lots of vide greniers throughout the year; check out the local list for dates, times and locations here.
Marché des Allées de la Liberté
In the centre of Cannes, this is the place where the flower market happens – but at the weekends, it’s all about the antiques.
Opening hours: 7am to 5.30pm, Saturdays and Sundays.
Marché Gambetta sells a lot of food and drink but sometimes also has second-hand stalls for clothes, records and books.
Opening hours: Daily, 7am to 1pm.
Mini Môme is a kids’ second-hand store that sells everything. It’s also useful to people visiting, because you can rent kids’ stuff that you might need temporarily, like a pram, buggy or pushchair.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am to 12pm, 2pm to 6.30pm. Saturdays, 10 am to 4pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.
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Head to Contrepartie for racks of second-hand clothes – it has more than 1,500 luxury items, retailing at reasonable prices to tempt you into purchasing something beautiful.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10.30am to 12pm, 3.30pm to 7pm. Saturday, 3.30pm to 7pm.
Angle Rond-point Duboys d’Angers, Rue de Lérins, Cannes, +33 (0)4 93 68 41 01
NZ New Look
In France, relooking is the word for a makeover, and this little shop sells second-hand clothes and shoes to give them a new lease of life.
9 Rond-Point Duboys d’Angers, Cannes, +33 (0)6 03 95 09 90