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Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Rue des Rosiers, 93400 Paris, France (Montmartre)
01 40 11 77 36
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Antique Shops
Activities: Antiquing, Shopping
Description: This huge flea market, just north of the 18th Arrondissement, has been operating in some form since the Middle Ages.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Ive wanted to come here for a while as I thought it would be a lovely place to mooch around. The market is definitely unique with lots of gems to be found if you like nik naks, antiques, vintage clothes etc. I just really didnt enjoy coming here as from the metro to the market area you see all the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend a visit to this amazing market. And, heres’s a few suggestions to make a visit there easier: 1) Use the directions from Oh Happy Day to get to the market. They are very detailed and even include photos for those that need visuals (like me). http://ohhappyday.com/2011/03/how-to-get-to-the-paris-flea-market/ 2) The market is big, but it is actually 15 smaller... More

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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

After fighting our way through the touts to get to the correct market, there were a lot of over priced stalls. While interesting and quaint, I wouldn't waste my time again. It was a very unsavoury part of Paris and felt unsafe. Don't waste your time in the markets selling junk

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

If you only go to the southern part of the market with will probably be disappointed. The real antiques and interesting finds are off the Rue des Rosiers with multiple different markets coming off this. Yes there are a lot of hawkers hanging around, particularly in the touristy part, just ignore then and keep walking. And as for pick pockets... More

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washington dc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We went because, as experienced antiquers/bargain hunters/auction patrons, the Marche aux Puces at Clignancourt was on our bucket list. Because it is 15-plus acres, 2000-plus booths, and 7-plus miles of aisles, we elected to take the guided tour offered by Discover Walks. That was a good decision. But it didn't change the verdict: very overpriced junk. No bargains and nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been to the flea market and I understand why so many bad reviews - you haven't been to the real market. Please be sure to take the metro to the Garibaldi station and visit the flea market from north. If you visit it from the south (Porte Clignancourt metro station), you may find yourself in a ghetto-like "flea market"... More

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I read the reviews saying you have to be patient and go in deep into the market. From metro station (Porte de Clignancourt), you have to walk through blocks and blocks of fake rolex, fake nike, and other junks. This outer skirt of the market is not dangerous or scary as some reviews made it sound. Frustrating part is that... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This huge city of antiques oozes character and charm. Little buildings brimming with European antiquities go on for blocks and blocks. Go in the nice weather and watch shop keepers play chess outdoors accompanied by their trusty pups. Incredible variety of goods. Something for everyone.

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Brisbane Australia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Yes there are cheap stores along the fringes but the interior has so many wonderful antique and vintage finds that you can be sure to take home some special little piece of Paris.

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Uk
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

After reading good reviews on Trip Advisor and Time Out Paris we thought this would be a good way to spend a couple of hours...we were wrong. The area was dirty and felt as if we were being lined up as robbery victims. Of the time we spent here the market area we saw was awful and it just looked... More

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