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As we headed north this morning through Meursault, Volnay, Pommard, Beaune, Nuits St George, Vosne Romanee, Morey St Denis and up to Gevrey Chambertin we felt as though we were driving through a wine list  – but finally we made it to the Gevrey Chambertin summer brocante.

And it was well worth the trip, the setting was delightful with the stallholders setting out their wares under the trees or next to the lake and there were many goodies to be had.

It was an overcast day which makes for perfect shopping weather but it was warm enough to sit by the lake to eat our merguez sandwiches and chips (which we felt we deserved).

Then we stopped at a very different little village on the way home which was advertising a “vide grange” which literally means “empty your barn” – and it really was just that.  Rustic but charming.

And here’s a peek at what found its way home with me: