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Bargain‑hunt in Loir Valley

Bargain‑hunt in Loir Valley

Loir Valley abounds with little pleasures and more particularly La Chartre-sur-le-Loir.

Between castles and old stones, hills and gourmet products, festive atmosphere the visitor will be able to bargain-hunt in the course of narrow streets. Second-hand shops, fabrics, multicoloured fabrics, furniture… there is something for everyone.

Antique hunter is the king here

In La Chartre-sur-le-Loir and its surroundings, you will find many antique dealer shops, second-hand goods dealers, art studio etc. Every items is unique.

“Old” furniture lovers will find what they are looking for at Armel Labbé. In this house founded in 1925, Armel offers you, in the center of La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, many objects which have been restaured in his workshop : dressing tables, pedestal table,armchair, wing chair etc.

A few steps from there, we find shops that features vintage furnitures and designed objects like in Kustom Design, curiosity objects like in Grégoire Courtin. This objects’ collector know how to put on his treasure, in shining windows :  plaster busts and portraits, shells, fossils, boxes and bits and bobs.

Many objects made in “Vallée du Loir”

In a complete different atmosphere, Nocogo gallery complete the offer of La Chartre. In this gallery you will find second-hand books but also rare or non republished books. Some collectors even leave a search list that Laurent Sutter try to satisfy.

Let’s leave La Chartre to go to Le Lude where you will find the same kind of shops.

Danielle has established her decoration shop “A comme bonheur” in an old style house, close to château du Lude. She chooses brands known for being chic and timeless. Every room of the house is a small univers, where everything is for sale : lingerie, accessories, decoration, candles, gifts.

If you are looking for a treasure “La petite brocanteuse du Lude” is the place to go. Known for its dressing tables, chest of drawers, bookcases or bedside tables, you will surely find what you are looking for in this shop.