Founded in 1860, the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil is one of the oldest flea markets in Paris. Held every weekend on the eastern outskirts of Paris, it stretches along the Périphérique between the Porte de Montreuil and the Porte de Bagnolet. Less glamorous and prestigious than the Marché aux Puces de Clignancourt or the Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves, the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil remains off the beaten tourist track for a good reason: it is not famous for being the best place in Paris to find antiques galore. But occasionally, real treasures emerge from under the makeshift tables of this flea market.
The Marché aux Puces de Montreuil is an open-air flea market with around 500 stalls and makeshift tables that looks more like a giant swap meet filled with knickknacks. In the alleys of the flea market, the second-hand dealers shout louder than each other to attract the attention of the visitors.
A must for lovers of vintage fashion, the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil is the ideal place to build a fashionable wardrobe at a reasonable price: old leather jackets, shirts from the sixties or military uniforms, lace, furs, trench coats, hats and pre-war accessories, as well as small pieces of furniture, household appliances and crockery. If you are looking for a specific item, do not hesitate to ask the dealers, who will be happy to refer you to one of their colleagues.
The second-hand and "antique" dealers at the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil usually set up their stalls near the Porte de Bagnolet. They offer a mix of collectibles such as militaria, medals, coins, stamps, old postcards and photographs, comic books, rare books, vinyls, jewelry, as well as second hand furniture and lighting fixtures at a fairly good price.
In this vast jumble, shoppers will also find carpets, linens and even everything they need to repair a bicycle. And who knows, you might just find a real treasure at the Marché aux Puces de Montreuil! Rumor has it that someone bought a genuine Van Gogh painting there in the 1990s for just 1500 euros!
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