Forty exhibitors at the first flea market in Montluçon (Allier)

Thomas Molinatti arrived in the cool this Saturday, June 17. From four o’clock in the morning, on the banks of the Cher, for the first flea market in Montluçon (Allier), where nothing has existed since 2016. Efforts that have paid off since the fleas have attracted around forty exhibitors, professionals and individuals.

Forty exhibitors

Of the one hundred and thirty meters reserved before the demonstration, quai Rouget-de-Lisle, “we arrived at two hundred and fifty. We didn’t expect to have so many exhibitors. And we have a lot of buyers, ”rejoices the second-hand dealer based in Durdat-Larequille.

He is in charge of the organization, with the support of the municipality. “It’s a great success”, abounds the Montluçonnais deputy Alric Berton, who showed the tip of his nose at the end of the morning. “It’s clean and welcoming. People take advantage of the bleachers, ”observes the elected official, who wants to see the CMontluçon project to develop the banks of the Cher live.

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Photo Cecile Champagnat

In the shade of the plane trees

With a thermometer reaching forty degrees, several dozen passers-by landed on the banks of the Cher, in the shade of the plane trees. Like Lisiane and her daughter:

We are here to walk. And we found a doll, books and old newspapers, for about fifty euros. We will come back!

Especially since it’s a monthly meeting, every third Saturday of each month until October, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Already registered for the July 16 chips

And this Saturday, June 17, at the end of the morning, seven exhibitors had already registered for July 16. Jean-Pierre Therry, from Nevers, will return: “I saw the ad on Facebook. I had never been to Montluçon, and I find the place fabulous. » The professional junk dealer sells vintage and very old objects. It worked well:

Photo Cecile Champagnat

His friend, Rafael Hidalgo, occupies the neighboring stand. Also from Nevers, the second-hand dealer is no stranger to Montluçon. “I regularly do Athanor (the flea market antiques fair). I saw a few customers. He too will return, if his country of origin, Spain, does not call him by then.

A monthly flea market on the banks of the Cher in Montluçon (Allier) from this Saturday, June 18

Practice. For all information and registration, contact Thomas Molinatti, at; [email protected]

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