The 15th August is the festival of l’Assomption – a jour férié (public holiday) celebrated by Catholics throughout France and commemorating the departure of Mary from this life and the assumption of her body into heaven.

If you wish to display/sell at a vide-grenier, you will normally need to register in advance and show some proof of identity when registering. More information on how to do this from the town hall or tourist office in the commune where the vide-grenier is taking place.