Listed since 2001 as part of the French national heritage (“Zone de Protection du Patrimoine Architectural Urbain et Paysager”), the Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint-Ouen is an institution. This market features the largest concentration of antique and second-hand dealers in the world, totaling over 8 million visitors per year, among which a lot of tourists and even celebrities.
Held three days a week in the 18th arrondissement, this market is the 4th most visited landmark in France. The Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint-Ouen provides a truly genuine experience of the popular Paris, and is a gold mine for vintage & antiques lovers.
Nowadays, the Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint-Ouen spreads over 15 km (10 miles), hosts more than 2,000 shops and a dozen independent flea markets with their own products, prices and different styles from high-end antiquity, to clothing and modern accessories: Antica (a venue dedicated to furniture and objects from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), Biron, Cambo (a charming twentieth century furniture market located in a side street to the main flea market), Dauphine, Django Reinhardt, Jules Vallès, le Passage (clothes, furniture, old books, military clothing, trinkets), Malassis, Malik, l’Entrepôt (large format vintage items like iron grids, stairs, lamp posts, radiators, etc), Paul Bert, Serpette, L’Usine & Lécuyer (exclusively reserved to professionals antique dealers), Rosiers (lighting equipment and twentieth-century art objects), and Vernaison.
Some of these markets are indoor, other outdoor, but all of them are full of assorted goods of all ages and origins. All in all, antiques and vintage enthusiasts strolling the Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint-Ouen, can hunt for classic antiques or high-end goods such as restored furniture, paintings, bronzes, art or tapestries, mirrors, lamps, dishes … but also old records, prints, vintage toys, books, photographs and other unusual objects.
Visitors who wish to discover the Marché aux Puces de Paris / Saint-Ouen into more details, should know that tours are provided by the Tourist Office of Saint-Ouen throughout the year. An audio tour in French can also be booked at the tourist office (group tour are also possible upon request).
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