Discover the most famous flea markets in Paris — including the world’s largest “marchés aux puces”: Saint-Ouen.
The city’s flea markets (“marchés aux puces”) are often a collectors dream, and even just….
- a nostalgic tour to these markets,
- visiting labyrinths of small shops and talking to individual sellers,
- window shopping and bargaining over prices…
…is a genuine Parisian experience by itself.
PHOTO: View to Dauphine Market section within Saint-Ouen flea market.
Of the flea markets in Paris, most international tourists choose to visitSaint-Ouen…which is an outdoors bazaar, consisting of several smaller flea markets, most of which have specialized in selling only certain types of products.
Paris (and Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen especially) is considered the birthplace of the entire tradition of flea markets, from 17th century onwards.
There are a total of four major flea markets in Paris:
- Montreuil, and
One insider tip on doing flea market shopping in Paris, is to come to the marketplace early on a Saturday morning, when most flea market sellers (brocanteurs) are just starting to put their wares on display.
This period is, in fact, the most opportune time for not only seeing the best selections, but also for bargaining the best prices.
Flea Markets in Paris
Les Puces de Saint-Ouen
48, rue Jules Vallès (Marché des Antiquaires)
Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is the world’s largest flea market, receiving 200,000 visitors each weekend.
The marketplace hours are Saturday – Monday, 7:30am – 6pm.
Products on sale here include furniture, paintings, and new & used clothing.
Mostly, the sellers won’t accept credit cards, so you have to be prepared to pay in cash.
Sections within the Puces de Saint-Ouen are (from Antica to Vernaison):
rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
A small, elegant gallery of shops, with a range of products, including tapestries and decorations.
85, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Biron is popular especially as a place for professional buyers, mostly interior designers.
And indeed, you can find a treasure trove of beautiful objects here, many which are personally signed by the manufacturer.
75, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Cambo flea market contains about 20 sellers on two floors, offering (mostly) furniture and art from 18th to the 20th century.
140, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Dauphine has antique shops, including booksellers and antique furniture shops.
80, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
L’Entrepot shops are mostly specialized in over-sized objects, such as monumental bookshelves.
Jules Vallès Market
7-9, rue Jules Vallès, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Julés Vallès has specialty shops, including those selling antique weaponry, bronze products, and books & music recordings.
53, rue Jules Vallès, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Malik has more than 100 sellers, mostly selling clothing and related products.
Paul Bert Market
18, rue Paul Bert or 96, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Paul Bert flea market is considered among the trendiest flea markets in Paris, and has become very popular among international interior designers.
The marketplace has around 220 sellers, selling, for example, Parisian bistro furniture, interior decorations, and Renaissance art.
3, rue Paul Bert, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Rosiers has about 10 shops, offering, Art Deco objects, lightning, glassware, and 19th century bronze-works, among other things.
110, rue des Rosiers, 93400 Saint-Ouen
Serpette is located within the same premises, where the first Citroën dealership in France was also located. You can shop from a total of 130 sellers, selling, for example, Art Nouveau art.
136, avenue Michelet, 93400 Saint-Ouen
For sellers, Vernaison has lower rental prices than most surrounding marketplaces, which is why you’ll also find a wider range of products here.
Place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris
Marché d’Aligre, in business since 1777, is located mostly within a covered “Marché Beauvau”, but also includes outdoors sellers.
This is the place to shop for the widest variety of products, as you’ll find, side-by-side, shops selling French, Asian, and Northern African products.
Aligre’s hours are from Tuesday – Saturday, 8:00am – 1pm, 4pm – 7:30pm, and on Sundays 8:00am – 1pm.
Marché aux Puces de Montreuil
avenue de la Porte de Montreuil, 75020 Paris / 93100 Montreuil-sous-Bois
Montreuil has clothes, car spare parts, and many, many other categories of products. The place is open Saturday to Monday, 7:30am – 6pm.
Marché aux Puces de la Porte de Vanves
avenue Georges Lafenestre & avenue Marc Sangnier, 75014 Paris
Porte de Vanves consists of 350 shops, offering, for example, furniture, glassware, clocks and watches, jewelry, and photography.
The flea market consists of two sections with different hours:
- avenue Marc Sangnier’s shops are open weekends until 1pm, and
- avenue Georges Lafenestre shops staying open until late in the evening.
Le Village St-Paul
rue St-Paul, rue Charlemagne and quai des Célestins, 75004 Paris
St-Paul flea market is spread into several linked courtyards, selling, for example, antiques and cookware.
The place is open from Monday to Saturday, 10am – 7pm.