There are flea markets in every part of Paris and you can get anything you want, from authentic Euro antiques to fake watches, classical furniture and the latest sneakers. However, to make it easier, we have listed the main flea markets in the City.
Les Puces (the fleas) de Saint-Ouen:
Also known as Marché Clignancourt, this market is the most famous flea market in Paris. It is open on the weekends and Monday from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm, timings being flexible and dependent on the crowd and weather.
A complex of 2,500 to 3,000 open stalls and shops, selling everything from antiques to junk and from new to vintage clothing. It covers seven hectares and is the largest antique market in the world. The market begins with stalls of cheap clothing along avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt. Even though all of it is very tempting, wait till you get to Rue des Rosier. The main markets are on the Rue des Rosier, the Marché Serpette and Marché Paul Bert, and the Marché Jules Vallée. The latter is more likely to have bargains.
Puces de Vanves flea market:
The Weekend flea market near the Porte de Vanves metro stop in Paris is one of the very best flea market in France, in terms of size and the eclectic nature of its wares. It takes place Saturday and Sunday from 7am to 2pm.
Every Saturday and Sunday of the year, over 380 vendors, all professionals, welcome you and offer their finds of the Week: Furniture and objects 18th, 19th, 1900, art deco, 50s and 70s; furniture, ironwork and tools; fixtures; tableware; glassware and silverware; old clothes and textiles; antique jewelry and fancy; pictures, phonographs and radios appliances; books and old papers; coins, medals and militaria; paintings, drawings and engravings; photographs and postcards; curiosities, toys and folk art; religious objects; Oriental arts; African arts.
Some display their goods attractively on tables, while others simply pile them on blankets on the ground.
Not as big at the above flea- markets, but happens to be one of Paris’ best food markets. The market takes place daily except Mondays. Manageably sized, it contains everything from fresh poultry, cheese, and North African harissa among the permanent stalls to flea-market finds like vintage hats and shoes. The shops and eateries that spice up the surrounding streets make this a favorite among foodies.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 08:00 to 05:00 pm and on Sunday from 08:00 am- 01:00 pm.
Montreuil Flea Market:
This market takes place Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 7am to 7:30pm. There are about 500 stalls at this flea market and it is known as the best place to pick up some distinctly Parisian previously loved clothing. Picking your way through vintage clothes, vintage products, vintage images, vintage style dresses, garbled French, aged crockery, faded but fantastic jewellery, rumpled yet grand furniture Gallic, unique vintage, hip-hop and exotic food, it’s hard not to get drawn in. You need to be patient as you have to walk past stands selling arrays of junk before you get to the little square where the best dealers are (at the end of the alley alongside the periphérique).
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