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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Le Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen - Flea Market!

Something Mum & I had been looking forward to the most on our trip was exploring real Parisian flea markets - we just don't really have proper flea markets in Australia. Saint-Ouen is said to be Europe's largest flea market, although it could be more accurately described as an entire suburb of different markets. Most deal in antique furniture, but there are plenty of other bits and bobs to be found around the place. I think Marche Vernaison is the most interesting, as it is very old, semi-open air and made up of endless narrow alleyways filled with all sorts of treasures - it has the most variety. We spent a whopping seven hours exploring the area, although if it hadn't have been so hot we probably would have stayed longer. It's definitely a must-see for any market-lovers heading to Paris! There's some useful information here, here, and here.


















9 comments:

Danielle @ Antiquated Treasures said...

I lived in Paris for four months and let me tell you, there is no shopping like shopping at a Parisian flea market. Cute blog!!!!

The Owl's Closet said...

Oh wow, I would love to visit a Parisian flea market! Look at all these treasures! Thanks for the tip:)

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P R I M O E Z A said...

i also lament the lack of flea markets here - but then again, i'd be spending a lot of money if we did have them!

House in Tillford said...

wow 7 hours, must have been good. Love the last picture

Chris (tinytines.com) said...

Deeply in love with these pictures. They make me want to go to a flea market, although the ones here aren't all that great. The colours of your pictures are just fabulous - what excellent captures!

P.S: I'm thinking you just need to bite the bullet and get them Bensimons!!! Honest :]

eleanor said...

I'm jealous - I miss Paris so much!
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ultramaryna said...

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irene said...

I love flea markets, wonderfull photo's!

daniel.c.stone said...

Oh my god! Look at that table covered in movable type! How much would that have been? I've been trying to find some for ages. Shame it's not still in draws though...