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Flea Markets of Paris
Written by Rhea Alex on May 22, 2020 Share on

Find your Hidden Treasure – Shopping in the Flea Markets of Paris

If the thrill of bargaining is something you’re in for while in Paris, a visit to some of the city’s flea markets should top your list.

Paris has some of the most renowned flea markets in the world, witnessing tourists from across the world gracing the streets of the market. Tourists are seen scaling through the hidden treasures of these markets, looking to take back a souvenir or two as they make their way through the streets of the market. Known for a wide array of offerings, the Parisian Flea Markets are truly a blessing in disguise; as you make your way through some of the most amazing souvenirs and small little antique items that the market has to offer.

Get ready to be surprised as you try to bargain your way to purchase your favourite item, in the streets of the market. Tourists are seen flooding the market with their families, as couples, older couples as well are seen; strolling through the streets in the most romantic of fashions. It truly is a sight to cherish, as the whole vibe of the flea markets is an atmosphere to sink in for yourself. So make sure to not rush your way through the flea markets, but do stop and soak in what the market has to offer as well. For a first-time tourist you’re sure to love the entire experience and will most probably be craving for a little bit more. So make the most of your Parisian flea market experience. The flea markets of Paris and even the brocante sales, offer tourists second-hand and vintage goods, that make for some beautiful showcases. We’ve listed our favourite flea markets in Paris and brocante just for you!

Vanves Flea Market

Vanves Flea Market
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Having over 400 stalls and merchants, stretching across the extends of the Parisian streets – the Vanves Flea Market is the second-largest Marché des Puces in Paris and has a lot to offer tourists.  

This remains one of the most popular markets in the region with as many as 400 stalls and counting. The market also happens to be enormous in size, as it stretches across a wide array of streets offering tourists a variety of items and ornaments to choose from. The merchants at the market are relatively friendly and are seen helping tourists make the right choice, when it comes to their purchase. So don’t hesitate to ask for help, if you’re unsure of what to buy or take back home. This is definitely the right place for you to shop your heart out.

Montreuil Flea Market

Montreuil Flea Market - Marché aux Puces de Montreuil
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If you’re visiting Paris for a long period of time and have time on your hands to spare, then the ‘Montreuil Flea Market,’ is worth a visit. The smallest of the three markets, can either be a definite win or a huge disappointment for you.

Tourists who’ve got all the time in the world in hand should definitely pay a visit to the ‘Montreuil Flea Market.’ Though the market is the smallest of all the Parisian Flea markets, if you really look through the vast items – you’re sure to find a special souvenir or two. Be sure to search for a long period of time though, as you can either find the best of souvenirs to take back home here or probably nothing at all. It all depends on your luck at that particular point in time. So fret now and try your hand at something new. After all, it’s a once in a lifetime experience and you’re definitely not going to regret it.

Rue d’Aligre Flea Market

The market gives tourists the feel of a real flea market filled with, gourmet cheeses, pates, meats, fish, and all kinds of specialty foods. You will also find new and used clothing, shoes, household goods, old books, and household appliances of all sorts.

If you’re a seafood or meat lover, or just appreciate some great food – this is just the market for you. The market has everything you need, so with a wide range of speciality food; all at your disposal. There are a plethora of fresh produce and exquisite ingredients up for offer at this market. Tourists can purchase any of their favourite items and make the most of them at this market. If you’re someone who wouldn’t mind some amazing old items up for reuse at the cheapest of prices, this is just the market for you. There are also a number of items you could buy, that are in great quality and up for grabs at the same time.

Parc Georges Brassens Weekly Book Market

Parc Georges Brassens Weekly Book Market
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If you’re a book lover and are obsessed with the thought of a book market, head towards the ‘Brassens Weekly Book Market.’ The market has everything you love, all in one place. Explore the wide choice of books and pick up your favourite copy in the market. So make sure to purchase some of your books on your must-buy list. This is a must-visit market if you’re an avid reader yourself.

Entry Time

The Parisian Flea Markets remain open on Saturday’s from (9:00 am to 06:00 pm) and on Sunday’s from (10:00 am to 06:00 pm.) On Mondays, the market opens a little later and operates from (11:00 am to 05:00 pm.) Tourists need to keep in mind that most of the stalls at the market shut the shop around lunchtime.

How To Reach

Tourists can either be part of varied ‘Flea Market Tours,’ or you could head directly to the heart of the flea markets yourself. You will have to hop onto the metro and head towards ‘Porte de Clignancourt,’ leading you to the large crowds at the markets. First-time visitors, need to keep in mind that the ‘Rue des Rosiers,’ is the main street learning you into the various flea markets.

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