It's that time of year again - the annual Porchefontaine vide-grenier (garage sale).
I went last year and it was fabulous. They close off the streets just past the Porchefontaine train station (RER C line ) and by mid-morning it's packed with stands and folks out there looking for goodies.
It's organized by a neighborhood association, CLAP (Comité de Loisirs et d'Animation de Porchefontaine). Porchefontaine in Versailles is like a village within the larger city with its own newspaper (l'Écho des Nouettes) and lots of civic-minded individuals who really care about their quartier. In addition to the annual garage sale they also organize: a Saint Valentine's celebration, a children's carnival, a plant swap, a toy fair, neighborhood cocktail parties and much more.
What made it fun for me last year? Walking along the streets and meeting people I knew from church or local businesses I frequent. Also meeting folks I didn't know in a very relaxed and convivial atmosphere. It's a "come as you are" sort of thing - wear jeans/shorts, t-shirts and tennis shoes and you'll fit right in.
I will be out there at 8:00 sharp Sunday morning. To see what last year's finds looked like, here's the 2013 post.