Brocantes. How many allowed

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Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by Jaques » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:18 am

Is there a limit on how many brocantes one can have in any year?

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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by exile » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:37 pm

I assume you mean how many brocantes can I attend as a seller?

If so the answer is as many as you want. However if you attend too many and get your face known, they will pursue you as a professional seller.

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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by Jaques » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:45 pm

Ok thanks for the reply

I know they take your name and id each time and I had heard you were only allowed 2

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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by suein56 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:59 pm

Jaques : And it seems what you heard might be right : http://leparticulier.lefigaro.fr/jcms/p ... au-maximum

Will see if I can find out more info as I thought the limit was 3 per year per individual.

Edit : it's definitely only 2 : https://www.service-public.fr/associati ... oits/F1813
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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by Spotty » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:06 pm

one is normally too many :D

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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by Headers » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:17 pm

Brocantes/vide greniers the rules say 2 for a private individual. Most people get round this by registering their partner or getting a big group together and booking a 20 metre stand, then they all rock up and share the space between them.

If they are challenged they can get very grumpy and rude. This is one of the reasons our commune stopped organising them.

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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by Le Démerdeur » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:25 pm

Its not something that you need really worry about unless you are (percieved as) doing it as a business and taking the bread off the table of some poor Frenchmans family = jealous/spitefull/bears a grudge.

I regularly see the same allegedly non pro stall-holders.

Its like most laws, primary purpose to encourage compliance which if it carries the usual death several times over penalty will be very effective, secondary purpose so in the rare instances that they do need to it could be pursued.

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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by Aardvark » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:44 pm

Although the rule is two a year per person I doubt it is enforced everywhere. I have done quite a few in the past and I used to be asked to fill out a form saying how many I had done these days there are a couple of regular vide greniers run by a local expat newsletter and they don't ask for any details and don't make any mention of a limit. It is a bargain at one euro per pitch (any size) but has gone to rats because the junk shop professional traders have taken over and spoiled the personal, local atmosphere.
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Re: Brocantes. How many allowed

Post by mysty » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:26 pm

I think you would have to be very unlucky.
If you sell three houses in one year they can class you and tax you as a business.
If you have no other income then technically if your selling things it's your income and you need to be registered.
But as I said above you would have to be unlucky.
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