Paris Travel Planner   Flea Market (Puces) of St-Ouen, Paris
Considered the largest flea market in the world, the St-Ouen (Clignancourt) Flea Market has to be seen to be believed!


 

 

 

The largest and oldest flea market in Paris is the Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, sometimes referred to as Clignancourt, the closest Métro stop. Located on the north side of Paris, this colorful spot has been attracting collectors and bargain hunters for many years. St-Ouen is actually a suburb of Paris, hence the name, but many people still refer to the Puces as Clignancourt.

From the time you emerge from the Métro (Clignancourt) you will know you're in a shopping area. Street vendors and squares covered with booths greet you as you walk to the main market.

The St-Ouen Flea Market is actually a collection of about a dozen individual markets. Large signs will direct you to the various markets that make up the Puces; you'll see names like Antica, Paul Bert, or Biron. Think of it as a very large mall with lots of different buildings, streets, and alley ways.

The Saint-Ouen Flea Market is HUGE, so plan to spend some time walking around and exploring the many different buildings, markets, shops, and stalls.

Serious shoppers will explore the many offerings of antiques, furniture, and works of art. Others will focus on the vast array of clothing, from hundreds of tee shirts to colorful and exotic outfits from around the world. And it's fine just to browse and be amazed at the variety of things for sale.

Strolling musicians might greet you as you wander, contributing to the lively atmosphere of the Puces.

Band at Marché aux Puces, Paris

If you are there at lunch time, you'll have a wide choice of restaurants for a typical French meal and a generous glass of wine.

The Clignancourt/St-Ouen Flea Market is open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, with the weekends the biggest draw.

If you want a different kind of shopping and browsing experience, check out the lovely covered passages of Paris. These 19th century arcades house a variety of shops and restaurants and are fun places to visit. And they're open most days, unlike the flea markets.


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Marché aux Puces, Paris

Above, Antiques and musical instruments at the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen, Paris.

Below, Browsing for postcards, uniforms, hats, etc. at the Marché aux Puces.



Browing, Marché aux Puces, St Ouen, Paris

   
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