Still, it is great fun diving into the colourful world of the flea market. Junk, knicknacks and trinkets, Granddad’s old clothes. Most marchés aux puces (flea markets) go back a long way, but they’re not old hat yet!
Puces de Clignancourt Saint-Ouen
The largest and most famous of all Parisian flea markets. More than 3,000 stalls!
(M° Porte de Clignancourt)
Puces de Vanves
Professional,established traders as well as stall holders for the day only lend a special charm to this market.
Av. de la Porte de Vanves 75014 Paris.
(M° Porte de Vanves)
Marché de Montreuil
Under the motorway flyover. Junk at giveaway prices.
Av. de la Porte de Montreuil 75020 Paris.
(M° Porte de Montreuil).
Carré Marigny 75008 Paris - Corner of Avenue Marigny with Avenue Gabriel
Thursday/Saturday/Sunday mornings and on holidays.
(M° Champs-Elysées - Clemenceau).
Flower Market and Bird Market
Market selling birds and small pets and animals. Sunday 8am-7pm.
Flower market: Wednesday- Saturday: 8am-7.30pm.
Fragrant. Twitters and chirps. Bunnies and guinea pigs.
Île de la Cité, Place Louis Lupine 75004 Paris
Le Village St-Paul
Spread across small interlinked courtyards, this colony of antique sellers is a promising source of 30s and '50s furniture, kitchenware and wine gadgets.
Rue St-Paul, rue Charlemagne and quai des Célestins, 75004 Paris
Hours: Mon. - Sat., 10am to 7:00 pm.
(M° Pont Marie).