Now that the weather is warmer, it's flea market season. Every town & village seem to be organising their own. I ran a search & just next Sunday alone, there are already 9 of these in Ardeche. If you're interested, here's the site.
In France, they are called vide-greniers, marche aux puces or brochantes. I can never figure out the difference. I suppose it depends on whether you consider gently used goods as junk or antiques.
Anyway, this past Monday (Whit Monday, a public holiday) it was our commune's turn to have our marche aux puces. Regardless of whether you end up buying anything, it is always fun to browse. And as with every activity in the countryside, it is just as much a social event - you'll end up saying hi to all your neighbours there. They may be either browsing or they may have a stand selling their stuff - not unlike a garage sale.