Rough stone architecture, soft rugs, traditional tiles, home-cooked breakfast, colonial furniture and books are left everywhere for the taking -huge plus!
Fancy the smell of old books? You’ll find the sleepy village of Redu in the Ardennes entirely to your taste!
As far as flea markets go, you won’t find them more elegant than the second hand book market in Lille’s prestigious Vieille Bourse. The 17th-century building consists of 24 identical housings surrounding an elegant courtyard. Upon entering, you’re meeting the intimidating gaze of Mercurius, god of trade. Every afternoon, from Tuesday till Sunday, the courtyard comes alive with countless stalls…
The folksy Marolles neighborhood is a walhalla for treasure hunters, offering everything from clothes to books to furniture to artworks from bygone eras.
If, like me, you can’t get enough of flipping through enchanting books, you’ll get a good dose of that at ‘t Stad Leest, a great independent book store in the heart of Antwerp’s fashion district.