Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

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Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen
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10:00 - 19:00
Monday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
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This huge flea market, just north of the 18th Arrondissement, has been operating in some form since the Middle Ages.
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  • Porte de Clignancourt • 9 min walk
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Nick Mazanishvili
Tbilisi, Georgia16 contributions
Great antique stuff collection and a good place for purchases
Sep 2020 • Friends
A real paradise for antique lovers and a must-see place if you have an extra day in Paris.One can make a good deal with sellers,bargening is common here-price may be reduced with 1/3 😉
Written 8 August 2021
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branthly
Hamilton Parish, Bermuda22 contributions
Worth a visit- especially if you like antiques
Aug 2020 • Couples
If it was ever made, you are bound to find it at this market. Be sure to take cash and give yourself the day if you enjoy antiquing.
Written 18 July 2021
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RWSII
Roswell, GA621 contributions
No deals at the Marche du Puces
Jun 2021 • Family
This was very interesting, but not really a place to get a deal. It seems like it is more art / antique dealers charging full of not higher prices for “ vintage” items.

But there is a non-official market surrounding the official one with nothing but fake and cheap items being sold by street peddlers.

Probably not going back, think you could find something better on eBay or some other site.

It is in one of Paris’s working class neighborhoods so that’s worth a visit by itself.
Written 10 July 2021
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N D G
San Francisco240 contributions
Amazing - skip the cheap vendors go for the antiques
Mar 2020
Amazing experience. Some of the high end antiques from the 17th century (art, funiture, etc.) could have been in the Louvre and I would have had no idea. Rush past those cheap vendors on the outskirts - there are amazing high and lower end antiques. Prices felt high - but really neat things. Vendors were friendly and engaging (and dropped prices when asked.) Had a delightful lunch at some great cafe in the interior - the aisles go on forever.

Was recommended this for a rainy Sunday by a high end local friend who previously worked in the corporate office of Chanel (great style) - we loved it. Highly recommend.
Written 8 March 2020
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alison r
Cape Town Central, South Africa354 contributions
OH WHAT A JOY
Jan 2020
It was so exciting to visit the market. What fantastic shops. So much to see. The strange and startling, The weird and wonderful. We just didnt know which way to turn. A must see.
Written 23 January 2020
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Henryhin
Hong Kong, China60 contributions
Wonderful excursion
Jan 2020
Great markets with variety of goods including antiques, jewelry, household stuff, fashions, electrical stuff etc. A very nice place to spend time and particularly good if you are interested in digging and finding unusual good stuffs. The strollers are very friendly. You will find it entertaining, if you are good at bargaining too.
Written 16 January 2020
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Greg B
Blue Mountains National Park, Australia12 contributions
Mind-blowing in scale and items for sale
Jan 2020
Paris is an old city. Compared to Australia, where I come from we are just babies. Seeing such an accumulation of antiques and ephemera in one place was simply mind-blowing for this Aussie! Prices aren't cheap, especially when you convert our weak dollar into euros BUT, you will not see a lot of the stuff here anywhere else. It's not like a regular market with temporary stalls either. A lot of the vendors have bricks and mortar shops. There are a few food vendors, but we found them difficult to find. If you are into antiques, this is a must see.
Written 13 January 2020
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TheTrvlGuy
New York City, NY1,215 contributions
I go every trip to Paris!
Sep 2019
Since the late 80's, whenever I'm in Paris, I've made this antique market, a one/two day place go & hunt for all the thing’s I didn't know how I've lived without, all this time… Joking, or am I?

Please don’t be discouraged by what I’m going to say & let me preface... I enjoy and love all the markets in and around Paris, but… yes indeedy, the area outside the Marche has changed. Just getting to & inside the market itself, feels like an endless struggle, making your way through all the Flea-Market Junk on the sidewalks & streets with people desperately trying to sell you all kinds of fake-knock-off-crap before reaching the market. Again this is all outside the Marche and, for just for a few blocks if you’re arriving via Metro.

Like any Tourist Attraction, in a Big City around the Globe, don’t be carless with your belonging's i.e. wallets, purses, backpacks, shopping bags, mobile phone's etc… enough said!

Upon stepping inside the mostly open air Marche, with its narrow path's, everything begins to look & feel like a Quaint-Tiny-Village, with hundreds of street's for you to begin your Treasure-Hunt, & soak-up another fabulous Parisian Atmosphere. Strolling through the walkways, popping in and out of the many hundreds of Small, Med & Large shops, you'll begin to notice all the lovely shop owners, chatting with their fellow neighbors, it's so dang cute… one, or all will be smoking cigarets that look as though they've been lit for decades… it’s all so Toulouse Lautrec circa 1880.

Shopping & buying is easy & fun with a side of bargaining... well it's fun for those like myself, who enjoy being outside, looking at beautiful Antiques & old things, while trying to remember Prep-School French… to this day, I’ve not forgotten my first purchase here like it was yesterday... a gorgeous Nineteenth Century Bronze Chandelier, it has hung and has graced the foyer's of every home I've owned.

Oops, before I forget about Food, there are many places to take a Treasure Hunting Break, to enjoy a glass of Rose & Croquet-Monsieur… Yum, Yum Yummy.

Sadly, for the past number of trips, I've noticed a change when I adventure here, affordable Antiques seem a bit harder to come-by, not as many shops and owners don't bargain like they once did, and sometimes and, Shhh… sometimes far too many #*!@*% tourists taking selfies with no intention’s on buying. Remember when Martha Stewart blabbed about Portobello Road, and it’s never been the same, well…? Nonetheless, I still go every time I’m in Paris, & always seem to find a few... can’t live without treasure’s to take home.

My personal suggestion: Comfy Shoes, Mobil Phone, Euros over other Currency, Traveler-Checks or Credit Cards, Bag(s) that can be securely closed & don't pick-up or ooh & awe over item's you are planning to buy, this might give the seller an upper hand and bargaining won't be as easy.

Travel can be stressful and tough, be kind to your fellow traveler, after-all we’re all doing the same thing.
Written 6 January 2020
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Louise W
1 contribution
Horrible
Jul 2019 • Family
Got wallet stolen right after getting of the metro station Clignancourt. A lot of the shops was closed though it was noon. At the great first part of the marked we felt very unsecur...
Date of experience: July 2019
Written 11 December 2019
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David C
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia19 contributions
Amazing market!
Dec 2019 • Couples
I have to admit that my wife and I love trinkets/antiques/vintage and this market was fantastic. It’s only open Saturday to Monday, unfortunately we found it Monday so couldn’t go back again on our trip. Coming from Australia the amount of genuinely interesting stuff astounded us. Stalls ranged from cheaper ‘Flea Market’ types to higher end paintings and furniture. I will reiterate the tip from others - walk past the vendors selling cheap knockoffs if you come from the train.
Written 6 December 2019
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