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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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Ranked #42 of 348 shopping in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Biggest antique flee market in Paris. Whoever likes a bargain can find one. You'll need to haggle hard though and make your experience memorable. Watch your pockets! Lots of shady characters around. Best to wear no bags at all but trousers with locks on their pockets. And don't bother buying any latest mobile phone - not worth it!

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had a tour guide from Insider's Tour to begin - she was excellent and gave us a great intro to the market, its layout, where to find what we wanted, negotiating and valuation tips, etc

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Bring a wheeled travel bag! My two boys, and my husband and I spent a good 4 hours strolling, and picking through endless shops and alleys. Very charming after getting through the cheap markets. If you enjoy flea/antique shops then be prepared to to step through time, strolling down cobblestone alleys, wisteria vines set the scene and tons of nooks... More

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Petty Harbour, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Get past all the initial crap stalls and walk deeper into the market to find the nice stuff. Some stuff is pretty high-end (with prices to match), but like any flea market you'll find something that piques your interest.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Those who come to Paris for more than just basic tourism should definely come here. But you have to really know how to look for something, so you should reserve a entire morning or afternoon to find the shops with reasonable prices. Because there is a lot of rare objects many stores can be out of your income level. Is... More

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Bala, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

It is actually a group of at least 12 smaller markets, making it the largest flea market in Europe!!. I only managed 2 of them in a couple of hours. A maze of tiny alleyways and streets, some covered, some not. Selling anything you can imagine, from cheap jewellry to very high class antiques!!. You have to look hard for... More

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Market closes early one day of the week (which we didn't read carefully enough though it is plainly stated on the webpage and in guidebooks--we just missed that detail) so we only had 1.5 hours and I could see finding something for everyone, no matter what your taste in this sprawling market! I say it could take a full day... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Being a big fan of markets, I thought I would give it a try. It was an over whelming experience. This is meant to be Europe's biggest flea market and I can't argue with that. More than 2500 stalls selling just about anything you can imagine. Clothes, furniture, antiques, art works and all types of collectibles. Its a shame I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Verry interesting market, with a wide range of products. As the major part of the market is indoors, it is a good idea for a rainy day.

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Albany, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Maybe we expected too much but we actually had a better time here this year than last year. It seemed less stuffy than before but antiques have really taken a hit ...not just in Paris but everywhere. We did see some wonderful pieces of furniture that we would have loved to bring back...just need better directions on how to do... More

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