Marché aux Puces St-Michel is a little bit out of the way – but definitely worth the journey. The diversity of second-hand goods and vintage knick knacks on offer is impressive, to say the least. Customers have likened it to stepping foot inside a museum, there is just so much to look at and enjoy.
The merchants are friendly and welcoming, they are happy to negotiate with customers to reach a price that both sides are happy with. Before coming to the market, make sure that you withdraw enough money to bring along with you – vendors only accept cash at this market. Marché aux Puces St-Michel is open Friday through to Sunday, however there are fewer vendors on Friday, so we suggest that you pay a visit on the Saturday or Sunday for a more extensive selection of vintage and antique goodies.
Discover authentic antique furniture, such as mahogany dressers and French antique style Louis XV salon sofas from the 1950s. Marché aux Puces St-Michel also has an impressive selection of vintage toys, ancient toys, secondhand fashion, silverware, luxurious homeware, ceramics, beautiful glassware and vintage garden tools.
The market is under cover, so whatever the weather – you will be able to enjoy all that the market has to offer with comfort and ease. Set aside a day in your weekend to visit Marché aux Puces St-Michel – get lost in the winding maze full of vintage oddities and trinkets, and come out the other side with some lovely new purchases. You won’t regret it one bit!
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
The best way to ask for a discount is to say ‘Is that your best price?’ If it’s $1,200 and they come down to $1,000, then you know they’re willing to negotiate. I usually push a little bit more and say, ‘I’d be really happy if you gave it to me for $800,’ and they might meet you in the middle.
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