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Apart from a baguette and a beret, what could be more typical than a flea market in Paris? Few cities match the iconic status that Paris boasts in the imagination of travelers. The French capital concentrates an incredible historical heritage and places dedicated to its world-renowned “art de vivre”. And beyond the legendary sights and museums, Paris is also home to some of the best flea markets and antique stores in the world. Some like the famous Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt and the puces de la Porte de Vanves no longer need an introduction. But other flea markets and antique stores are completely off the beaten track and are even unknown to the non-initiated: the Brocantes du carré Popincourt, Le Village Saint-Paul, or the Brocante de la place d’Aligre are some of those Ali Baba’s cave for antiques that deserve to take the time to be seen. Here is our shortlist of the best flea markets and antique stores in Paris any antique enthusiasts should visit at least once.