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3 Best Flea Markets in Paris

November 11, 2011 by

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Les Puces de Saint-Ouen / Cligancourt Market( metro line 4)

Les Puces de Saint-Ouen, or Cligancourt Market, is one of the largest flea and antiuque markets in the world. Covering nearly seven hectares, ‘Les Puces’ as Parisians know them, are actually a collection of markets, totalling nearly three thousand stalls in all. These are the premiere markets in Paris, buyers and sellers take their deals and wares very seriously. If you do to, speaking French, however basic, is a must. Great bargains can be found here, or you can just spend a day soaking up the atmosphere, well over a hundred and fifty thousand people flock to these markets every weekend, the stall holders must be doing something right.

Hours: Sat. – Mon., 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

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The Porte de Vanves Market, metro line 13

Considered the best flea market in the city, it comprises more than 300 market stalls. To get your hands on the best bargains, generally retro kitchenware and Art Deco items, vintage clothing and jewellery, though you need to be savvy and get there early as many stallholders will start closing down by 1pm. Feel free to bargain.

Hours : Sat to Mon 6:30am to 4:30pm.

Puces de Porte de Montreuil, metro line 9

One of the oldest flea markets in France called the Puces de Montreuil. Established in the 19th Century, it mainly stocks second-hand clothes (in good condition) and designer seconds. If wearing second hand clothes is not your thing, then browse through jewelry, antique engravings, appliances, crockery and even old furniture.

Hours: Sat, Sun and Mon 8 am-6 pm



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