Romantique Buying Tours 2024 now open!
FRENCH ANTIQUE/BROCANTE TOURS 2024
Have you ever been overseas and found some special treasure that you would love to take home but you just can't fit in your suitcase?
We have the perfect solution for you!
We are offering a unique experience, six days of treasure hunting while staying at our house in the South West of France. We will send your items back to NZ in our container.
Our house is a 3-storey townhouse, close to the river Lot and all amenities.
You will be taken to Antique Markets and Brocantes, to fossick and purchase your own items.
Our tours are Boutique, which means we only take 4/5 people on the tour at a time. My husband Nic and I will be there to help you find and bargain for the items you desire! We will see plenty of the countryside and visit some beautiful towns in the area.
Our home is a very relaxed environment where people are treated like family. We all help with the setting of tables, lighting of candles, slicing of bread and enjoying a good meal and a glass or two of fine French wine together. We are happy for you to accompany us to the local market to see the array of products, choose a special treat, walk to the boulangerie and ask for a Baguette in French!
There will also be time for relaxing and time to check out the local boutique shopping centre which is a 3 minute walk. We want you to experience the French way of life and how it is to live in a provincial town with French culture and customs. Mostly we want you to have a great time!
A certain amount of fitness is required as there is a lot of walking and all bedrooms are up several flights of stairs.
We provide packing materials for you to pack your own treasures.
The furniture and smalls are very affordable where we go.
You get to have memories as well as getting to take home beautiful items. We have limited the maximum amount of small furniture and smalls to be purchased to 2cbm per person but smaller items can be packed into larger items to help with space and the cost of freight. #Furniture is limited to smaller items i.e bedside cabinets, outdoor cafe tables, chairs, small/med cabinets etc. Large wardrobes and sideboards etc are too heavy for us to manage.
#Please note that freight and associated costs, ( gst and duty, storage, fumigation etc etc) are not included in the tour costs. We estimate approx. $500-600 per metre ( which is quite a lot of items) to our storage unit in Panmure, but as the freight is fluctuating so much these days we will get a better idea closer to the time of departure. It is the buyers responsibility to pick up from the depot in NZ or organise freight to their designated houses.
Outline of Antique Tour package
1. Pick up and drop off from Agen Train station, ( 25 minutes from house),
2. Accommodation up to 7 nights ( depending on your selected package) at our home in a room of your choice, depending on availability.
3. Continental breakfast, all-day tea and coffee, Pre-dinner snacks and drinks. Dinner, Moderate level of Wine and Beer.
# Lunch is not included and is usually on the run or a shared lunch in the garden.
4. Air-conditioned coach to and from Markets and Brocantes if 4 to 5 people. Car if a smaller group.
5. Van hire for picking up goods
6. Storage unit for your purchases
7. All boxes, sellotape and packaging are included in price.
# If a special wooden box has to be made for items there will be an extra cost. i.e fragile mirrors with delicate crests.
#Please note that all items purchased are packed by the buyer.
Please email me for a more detailed itinerary of the week chosen. email@example.com
Tour dates.. maximum 5 people for each tour
May Tues 7th - Tues 14th May, leave morning 7 nights
May Sat 18th - Wed 22nd leaving ( 4 nights) #ROSES ROOM BOOKED, MASTER ROOM BOOKED
June Tuesday 4th - June Tuesday 11th leaving( 7 nights) #MASTER ROOM BOOKED #PRINCESS ROOM BOOKED
July Tuesday 9th - July Tuesday 16th leaving ( 7 nights) # This includes Bastille day festivities, fireworks on the river. BOOKED OUT
July Wednesday 31st - August Monday 4th, leaving (4 nights)
August Friday 9th - Friday 16th leaving ( 7 nights) # includes medieval festival
September Wednesday 4th - 10th Tuesday ( 6 nights) #MASTER ROOM AND ROSES ROOM BOOKED
There will be more info sent as the tour gets closer.
We would love to have you stay! Please email me for information on the dates selected and bedroom availability, or If you have any other questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracy and Nic.