The Best Flea Markets in Paris

In anticipation of the upcoming fall season, we decided to update our list of awesome markets in Paris.  Whether you’re looking for vintage clothes, fall ingredients for pumpkin pie, or florals to decorate your home, we checked out some of the coolest and most extensive markets in the city!

Les Puces de Saint Ouen:

What will you find at this enormous market you ask? Clothing, antiques, vintage pieces….and a bit of everything really!  This is one of Paris’ most famous markets, up in the north of the city.  You’ll find porcelain sculptures, musical instruments, furniture, bird cages, and even military uniforms from the Second World War.  Most of the sellers have a great deal of success with their merchandise and allow shoppers to meander in peace without coming on too strong.  You’ll find this market in the 18th arrondissement between the Porte de St. Ouen and Porte de Clignancourt.

Metro: Porte de Clignancourt

Marché aux Fleurs et aux Oiseaux:

This market is as dreamy as it’s name sounds.  It’s a little paradise where you walk through a bird and flower market, surrounded by sweet scents and birds chirping.  There are two large buildings and various other little stands where they vendors are selling roses, orchids, lilies, tulips, bulbs, and bird cages.  You’ll find gardening books and bird supplies if that’s up your alley.  We’re not kidding: they sell pigeons, parrots, and many other exotic birds.

Metro: Cite

Les Puces de Montreuil:

This market is your one stop shop for one thing: clothing.  The Montreuil market is not well known amongst tourists, which makes for a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy the Parisian markets.  It takes a bit of perusing, but if you take some time and keep an eye out, you’ll be able to find gorgeous designer pieces made by Yves Saint-Laurent or Chanel.  Some of the second hand designer clothing goes for as little as 1 euro!  This is a mecca and a must for all shopping addicts!

Metro: Porte de Montreuil

Marché d’Aligre:

This market is definitely off of the beaten tourist path.  Among the gems you’ll find excellent food, clothing, and antiques.  This market is a bit chaotic, but the atmosphere is homey and the quality of the products is way above average.  The highlight of this market is a big room in the middle where you can taste and buy delicious, exotic food.  The Marche d’Aligre is located in the 12th arrondissement, between Rue de Charenton and Rue Saint Antoine.

Metro: Ledru -Rollin


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