Paris’ flea markets are treasure troves of vintage items, second hand trinkets and miscellaneous bits and bobs. Each flea market has its own distinctive feel and price range, but with just a little bit of INSIDR savoir-faire you will enjoy navigating these markets like a pro bargain hunter! 

Read on to get the INSIDR guide to our top flea markets in Paris…


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Saint- Ouen Flea market 

This flea market, dating back to 1920, consists of 15 different markets, covering 7 hectares.  You can easily spend a whole day exploring this immense flea market which evolves greatly as you walk through it; from the rough-around-the-edges markets filled with tat, but where you can find some hidden gems if you’re prepared to dig around, to a world of upmarket antique stalls with an almost museum type of ambiance. This market, the biggest flea market in Europe is great fun and you can be sure that you will leave with some interesting and unique finds! 

Antiues at St Ouen flea market

WHAT YOU’LL FIND: 

Everything! This is the largest flea market in Europe, which composes of many smaller markets, so you can be sure to find everything; from vintage clothing, to furniture of all kinds, art, cheap knock-offs, cutlery, jewellery, toys etc

WHO WOULD LOVE ST OUEN FLEA MARKET:

This market is so eclectic it would appeal to everyone; from the avid art collector to a bargain hunter looking for some 50’s vintage clothing!
 
PRICE RANGE: 

Prices really range, you can pick up tickets and vintage clothes very cheaply in Marché Vernaison, but you can also find expensive antiques in Marché Paul Bert et Serpette!

WHEN DOES THE ST OUEN FLEA MARKET TAKE PLACE:

Saturday from 10am to 5.30pm/ Sunday from 10am to 5.30pm/ Monday from 11 am to 5pm

INSIDR TIP: 

We suggest you to get off at the Garibaldi station instead of Porte de St-Ouen (because it’s a longer walk from this station).
If you come from the Porte de Clignancourt station, cross over the boulevard périphérique (Ring road) to the north. Otherwise, walk to the south if you come from the Garibaldi station.

 

Click on the points marked out on the map for some useful information and tips! 

 

VANVES FLEA MARKET 

Les Puces de Vanves is an antiques flea market where you can find antique objects from the kitsch, the classic and everything in between. 

Photo credit: La memoire Vive 

Photo credit: La memoire Vive 

WHAT YOU’LL FIND:

Furniture from the 18th, 19th, Art Deco period and the 50’s and 70’s , garden furniture, lighting, table decoration, cutlery, vintage jewellery and cameras, military medals, old post cards, religious ornaments, Oriental and African art. 

Photo credit: La memoire Vive 

WHO WOULD LOVE VANVES FLEA MARKET

Antique fanatics- There are 380 traders who sell a vast range of antique items from different time periods. 

PRICE RANGE: 

On the whole, this more expensive than some of the other flea markets. However, you can still pick up a bargain if you know where to look! 

WHEN DOES THE VANVES FLEA MARKET TAKE PLACE:

Takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: 7am- 2pm.

WHERE:

18 Avenue Georges Lafenestre, 14th arrondissement.

 

Click on the points marked out on the map for some useful information and tips! 

 

 

MONTREUIL FLEA MARKET 

Less well- known and less glam, but also off the tourist beaten track than its counterpart in St-Ouen in the North, the Montreuil flea market is where you can steal a real bargain. From vintage clothes, to old cutlery and shabby furniture, this market sells an eclectic selection of bric-and-brac goods. Be prepared to do some real rummaging to find what you’re looking for as there is a fair amount of junk, but hey, what is considered one man’s junk, is another man’s treasure! There is definitely scope to haggle at this market, so don’t hold back in trying to bag a good deal! 

Photo credit: Hg2

Photo credit: Hg2

WHAT YOU’LL FIND: 

In short, a bit of everything! 

Old furniture, books, carpets, clothes; vintage, old military items, recovered materials, 60’s blouses, jewlery dating to the pre-war period, new cheap t shirts etc… domestic electrical items

Photo credit: Timeout

WHO WOULD LOVE MONTREUIL FLEA MARKET:

Bargain hunters! It is possible to bag a bargain here, but you have to be prepared to rummage around and haggle! 

Vintage lovers- They have a wide range of second hand clothes, the quality may be questionable, but if you hunt hard enough, you’re sure to find a gem!

PRICE RANGE: 

Prices really range, you can pick things up for just a few euros. You will have to hunt for the bargain pieces! 

WHEN DOES MONTREUIL FLEA MARKET TAKE PLACE: 

Takes place every Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 7am- 5pm 

WHERE:

Avenue de la Porte de Montreuil, 20th arrondissement

 

Click on the points marked out on the map for some useful information and tips! 

 

 

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