Archive | Travel to the flea market
Customers are there you at the Saint-Hippolyte flea market in the summer of 1980.
An endangered phenomenon, does the flea market belong to another era? Our archives allow us to revisit this place of commerce which also invites people to meet.
In the Téléjournal of July 28, 1982, the journalist Gérard Decelles presents the great flea market in Bromont, in the Eastern Townships.
Like thousands of visitors, he tried to unearth the rare pearl, the favorite object that turns a simple visit to the flea market into a treasure hunt, announces host Jean Ducharme.
Report by Gérard Decelles on the popularity of the Bromont flea market. The newsletter is presented by Jean Ducharme.
The Bromont flea market is more than just a provincial bazaar, says journalist Gérard Decelles in his report.
Every Sunday, on the grounds of the ciné-parc, the place is teeming with curious people who come to look for a good deal or simply to spend time with the family.
Gérard Decelles meets with a tradesman who arrives at the site at 5:30 a.m. to choose the best place to install his wind turbines.
It costs $15 to a flea market space at the Bromont flea market in 1982.
“We find everything, everything and everything, but everything! »
— The journalist Gérard Decelles
The kiosks that the journalist visits sell trinkets, crockery, tools, electronic devices or cans of chicken soup .
It is a contemporary social phenomenon that responds to a contemporary social need, says the journalist.
The flea market is also a place of exchange and familiarity, believes a flea market.
We chat with everyone, she explains. The sellers help each other and everything is done with a smile.
It's the time to meet, the time when we communicate, when ;we come alive, where we are agitated, concludes the journalist Gérard Decelles in his report.
Excerpt from a report by Louise Arcand on the transformation of flea markets that migrate to town.
Flea markets are quietly changing vocation, maintains the journalist Louise Arcand on the program Le sens des affaires of October 29, 1986.
Formerly associated with a Sunday activity in the countryside, flea markets are increasingly migrating to the metropolis.
Flea markets have thus appeared on Saint-Denis and Notre-Dame streets and in the Old Port of Montreal and you can now find new items in addition to used ones.
The sloppy style of the flea market remains, assures promoter Pierre Lauzon. We continue to frequent these places for the atmosphere.
Each kiosk has its own particular appeal and the traders are as heterogeneous as the goods they sell, observes the journalist.
There are as many young people there as retirees, insiders than beginners, she says. It remains to be seen if we can make as good finds there as before.
Excerpt from a report by René Ferron on the Lesage flea market.
Flea markets are for selling rags, defends a second-hand dealer at the broadcast Au jour le jour of September 27, 1984.
Journalist René Ferron talks to him during a visit to the flea market Lesage, which has existed in Prévost for a dozen years.
Near his kiosk, a merchant sells new radio cassette players in their box and another sells t-shirts bearing the image of pop stars.
Offers him hardware and doorknobs, including one he brought back from a trip to New Brunswick.
Widespread in Europe for several decades, the phenomenon of flea markets is quite recent here, explains journalist René Ferron. Is he now in danger of losing his essence?
Raymond Charette presents a report on the announced disappearance of the Paris flea market under a narration by Jacques Fauteux.
On the show Caméra 59 of April 19, 1959, Jacques Fauteux shares with us the old tricks of the flea market dealers in Paris.
The place is prized for its cachet as for its legends, explains the narrator of the report.
“They say fabulous finds have made some people rich!” »
— The narrator Jacques Fauteux
To maintain dreams and illusions, merchants take care to intersperse authentic art objects and trinkets on their counters.
Others play the sensitive card and hide under appearances of misery in order to attract pity and not have to bargain too much.
Ten million dollars a year was brewing at the time in this flea market where you could find everything, “the strangest as well as the most bizarre”.
Many tourists will get caught up in this game of supply and demand.
Vestige of a bygone era, the flea market in Paris is destined to disappear, nevertheless announces host Raymond Charette.
There was a time when this 125-acre land had no real estate value, explains Raymond Cart.
The City of Lights continues to expand, however, and modern buildings are now springing up in the northern suburbs alongside the junk shops.
Betting on charm or on progress? This is the question we are already asking ourselves in the old Paris of 1959
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