Thursday, 3 November 2011

Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen

This is the largest flea market in Paris and is a must visit destination for the vintage shopper. Here you can find a wide selection of vintage clothes, antique furniture and collectables.

The market is divided up into a number of smaller markets, each with their own specialties; such as Vernaison, home to a wide selection of vintage  stalls. Other sections contain more vintage furniture and antiques for serious collectors.


Unless you want to buy cheap mass produced items, it's best to avoid the new tat at the start of the market near the metro. Rather make your way into the labyrinth of the inner flea market to find the best vintage items.

Sunday is the busiest day, so,if you don't like crowds, try visiting on a Monday when it's quieter. The market is large and it's easy to dedicate a full day to your visit.

Market shopping is hungry work so we like to have a pit stop at one of the bistros in the centre of the market. Our favourite is Chez Louisette; a cosy French bistro that hosts performances of traditional chanson.

Marché aux Puces 93400 Saint-Ouen
Sat - Mon 10.00 - 17.30
Metro Porte de Clignancourt

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