Marché aux Puces, Saint Ouen

Whether just looking for something off the beaten track in Paris, or on the hunt for Renaissance style period furniture and vintage clothing, Porte de Clignancourt was a very interesting place to visit.

Getting off at the metro it’s just a short walk, through the modern clothes markets, to the large Marchés aux Puces (flea markets). There are 14 markets here, each specialising in different things such as books, clothes, furniture or even statues. The market is considered the largest antiques market and second hand shop in the world and covers seven hectares. The markets vary from covered to open-air and sell various goods from many different countries and time periods.

We spent the morning strolling through several of these markets, looking at the different stalls selling a variety of things from Renaissance style furniture to vintage records, and there’s even a spaceship (which is actually one of the first ever mobile homes).




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